Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"The Real Enemy" Book Review and Giveaway!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Real Enemy

David C. Cook (March 2009)


Kathy Herman


This is a great mystery / suspense book that kept me guessing for awhile. We have a "family" that moves to a new town so mom can be the new police chief. Mom and Dad are living together but separately just so they can raise their daughter as a couple. Dad cheated on Mom and almost ruined thier marriage. Can they live in peace? Now that Mom is on the force, crazy stuff starts happening... people start disappearing without a trace. Are they alive, dead, kidnapped??? Locals believe that an old legend has come to life and is taking vengence on those in town. What's happening and can Mom stop it? Can Dad save the marriage? Can Mom figure out who the "Real Enemy" is?

Well written with just the right amount of tension, mystery and resolution. If you would like a chance to win this book then leave me a comment telling me what you do to fight the real enemy in your life. That will get you entered in the drawing. Good luck!


Suspense novelist Kathy Herman is very much at home in the Christian book industry, having worked five years on staff at the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and eleven years at Better Books Christian Center in Tyler, Texas, as product buyer/manager for the children’s department, and eventually as director of human resources.

She has conducted numerous educational seminars on children’s books at CBA Conventions in the U.S. and Canada, served a preliminary judge for the Gold Medallion Book Awards of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association , and worked as an independent product/marketing consultant to the CBA market.

Since her first novel, Tested by Fire, debuted in 2001 as a CBA national bestseller, she's added thirteen more titles to her credit, including another bestseller, All Things Hidden.

Kathy's husband Paul is her best friend and most ardent supporter and manages the LifeWay Christian Store in Tyler, Texas. They have three grown children, five adorable grandkids, a cat named Samantha—and an ongoing fascination with hummingbirds. They also enjoy world travel, deep sea fishing, stargazing, and bird watching and sometimes incorporate all these hobbies into one big adventure.


Brill Jessup just became the first female police chief in Sophie Trace, Tennessee, and is riding on the credentials of a stellar eighteen-year career on the Memphis police force. She may be a pro at finding clues, but she tends to ignore the obvious in her personal life. And she would rather work than deal with the bitterness she feels about her husband Kurt's infidelity. Kurt, is weighed down by her unrelenting anger as he struggles to let God redeem the stupidest mistake he ever made. He is genuinely contrite and making every effort to show his commitment to Brill. But she hides behind her badge and her bitterness, deciding that moving her family away from Memphis is the only change she needs to make. So why can't Brill get over this anger?

Before she ever has time to unpack her boxes, people start disappearing. Lots of them. Seven people in seven days To complicate matters, a local legend has many residents believing that the cause is unearthly─tied to the “red shadows,” or spirits of the departed Cherokee who once inhabited the land.

While Brill draws on all of her experience and instinct to solve the case, she must confront an enemy that threatens everything she holds dear─one that cannot be stopped with a badge and a gun. She is forced to confront the real enemy.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Real Enemy, go HERE


MJ said...

This sounds really good.

HollyMag said...

I've only read one of Kathy Herman's book and thoroughly enjoyed it! I would love a chance to win this book.
hollymag at gmail dot com

windycindy said...

This is a new author to me. I would love to read her suspense book. Please count me in. Many thanks, Cindi

hippmom said...

THanks, Janna, for a chance to win this book.

Patti Lacy said...

I really loved Kathy's Ever Present Danger. My mom lives in Tyler, where Kathy lives, and has read most of Kathy's books during her recent chemo treatments. Mom has loved the combo escapism yet strong spiritual message. Thank you, Kathy!

Patti Lacy

ReadingRobin said...

I have never read any of her books, sound interesting though. Please enter me to win. Thanks!
cmrobin at bellsouth net

sarahw said...

sounds like a good book. please enter me for the contest. thanks,
sarahwoll at hotmail dot com

Jill said...

I wonder what it means by the "real"
enemy! OOh, suspenseful. I would love to read this one.

Jill - j4fortner(at)att(dot)net

Lora Lease said...

To fight the real enemy, I make sure that I am at my strongest by spending time in the Word, prayer & praise. Taking every thought captive is really important too.


silverhartgirl said...

I would eat healthy so i could be at my best to fight a real enemy
silverhartgirl at gmail.com

darbyscloset said...

What I do to fight the real enemy in my life, is I smile and "kill them with kindness". Makes me happy and I know it makes them ever crazier!!! ;-*
I have yet to read this author yet welcome the opportunity!
Thanks so much,
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Karin said...

Enter me please--thanks!

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

nfmgirl said...

I just try to live my life with open eyes, so that I can recognize "the enemy" when I see it.

Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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Anonymous said...

I have not heard of this author until now. This sounds like the kind of book I enjoy reading. The "enemy" is not always who you think it is; keep an open mind.

darbyscloset said...

The real enemy in my life, when it surfaces I remind myself of God and his love for me...that keeps me on the right path.
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Belinda M said...

Hope I am not too late to enter. If not please enter me in the giveaway

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Janna said...

And the winner is...