Sunday, January 2, 2011

Possession by Rene Gutteridge*A REVIEW

In the aftermath of investigating the D.C. sniper case, police detective Vance Graegan is burned out on life and love. Hoping to save his marriage, he quits the force and moves his wife and son to the other side of the country. But when the movers decide to hold his belongings for ransom, Vance is determined to ensure that his family’s new beginning is not ruined. Soon, though, losing his possessions becomes the least of his problems as everything they are fighting for begins to unravel in the hands of Vance’s past. In an unforgettable climax, a little boy’s innocent faith brings a group of desperate people to their knees. What is at stake counts for everything, but nothing can prepare Vance for who is behind it.

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (December 6, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414324340
ISBN-13: 978-1414324340
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

Rene is the author of sixteen novels, including her latest release, LISTEN, from Tyndale House Publishers. Her other suspense titles include, THE SPLITTING STORM, STORM GATHERING and STORM SURGE, plus her very first novel, GHOST WRITER (Bethany House Publishers). She is also known as a comedy writer. Her latest comedic novel is NEVER THE BRIDE, co-written with screenwriter Cheryl McKay (of The Ultimate Gift).
Her other comedy titles from WaterBrook/Multnomah Publishers include The BOO SERIES: Boo, Boo Who, Boo Hiss, Boo Humbug and THE OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS SERIES; (Scoop, Snitch, Skid). Another very popular comedy title is MY LIFE AS A DOORMAT, a Women of Faith selection for 2006, from Thomas Nelson. She has written one novelization, THE ULTIMATE GIFT, for Thomas Nelson.
She also has extensive experience writing comedy sketches, and worked for five years as the director of drama for a downtown church. She has a degree specializing in Screenwriting, for which she earned the Excellence in Mass Communication Award, and graduated magna cum laude.
She is married to Sean, a musician and worship leader, and has two children. They reside in Oklahoma, where Rene writes full time and enjoys instructing in college classrooms and writers conferences.

I love books by Rene Gutteridge.
Possession is a mystery/suspense, one of my favorite kind of books.
Vance and Lindy Graegan along with son Connor, are moving to California to begin a new life and different career choice. Vance was a police officer, during the D.C. sniper investigations. He hasn’t gotten over the stress and the things he has seen. His partner, Erin, saved his life once, she had trouble with drinking too much. Vance tried to help her, but Erin doesn’t see it like that.
A problem starts when Joe, the mover, will not unload their possessions because the condo is too far from the curb and he will charge an large amount each day he has to store the items. Things start happening when Vance and Lindy confront Joe, and Vance begins to investigate.
In this book you will ask yourself what would I do if my possession were held for ransom? Also we find out some things about post-traumatic stress disorder, also how a child believes and prays.
Things really build in the ending few chapters and you won’t believe the way things happen. “Possession” is an adrenaline rushing, page-turning book. I highly recommend this to read and reread. Thanks to Rene Gutteridge for another fantastic suspenseful read.

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Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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