Monday, March 18, 2013

A Thin Film of Lies by C.S. Lakin


The story tells of a homicide detective, Fran Anders, whose next case throws her into the lives of Mike and Alisa Jepson, a couple whose marriage is disintegrating fast. When leads coming into the precinct point at Mike Jepson as guilty of murder, Fran watches the damage wrought on this couple, yet is unable to ignore the incriminating evidence. When Mike ends up arrested and in jail, Alisa takes comfort in a friend—Dee Dee—who moves in with her but soon becomes her worst nightmare. Mike hires a PI who uncovers clues to who is setting Mike up, but Alisa is caught in a trap before Mike can protect her. Although Fran reaches out to Alisa during her crisis of faith, she is unable to stop events from barreling toward a crash. Yet, despite the tragedies to follow, Fran sees how God has used the Jepsons’ trials and pain to bring Alisa back into His arms, with hope that Mike might follow suit.

Fran is a dedicated, no-frills cop who takes her job seriously but with a wry sense of humor. She suffers from the unbearable heat, from unrelenting allergies, but does not suffer fools. As much as she wants to please her superiors, she knows her true boss is—God—and she answers first and foremost to his leading, which sometimes takes her beyond the
call of duty, often to the ire of those around her. A middle-aged, divorced, single parent with two teens, Fran hopes someday to find a great man and remarry, but she’s not holding her breath. Right now, she just wants to be a good cop and mother, and use her faith to help those she encounters in her line of work learn there’s someone “up there” who truly cares for them.

My Review:  
First off let me say I love a good crime novel. Books with lots of twists and turns that you just don't see coming. Characters that draw you in and stories that are believable and allow you to relate to them. A story that has you guessing who done it till the very last page! This book had all of what I expect a good crime book to have in it. The plus, was it was also a book with some really great spiritual overtones to it as well. There was no filthy language, no sexually explicit scenes,just a great story that stood on its own. The story starts off with a hit and run which is initially thought to be an accident but quickly escalates into a murder case that will have you guessing at who is really the guilty party all the way till the end!

About the Author: Susanne Lakin

C. S. Lakin is a novelist and professional copyeditor who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first four books in her seven-book fantasy series, The Gates of Heaven, have been released (AMG/Living Ink Publishers) and she is also the author of 5 novels of pyschological suspense and YA sci-fi.
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You can find out more about author Susanne Lakin  at her website or on Twitter.

This book can be purchased at your local book store or online at the following sites:
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 List Price: $4.99 
 Format: Softcover 
 Page Count: 317

I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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