Saturday, July 5, 2008

Review of Colleen Coble's Abomination

Abomination by Colleen Coble
Published by Thomas Nelson, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-59554-141-3
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Abomination by Colleen Coble is a chilling story that stirs your senses and makes you realize how important forgiveness is. When a killer, Gideon, turns the sport of geocaching into a hunt for faceless and dismembered bodies, Captain Nikos Andreakos of the Michigan State Police is more than haunted by the case. Through the use of multiple points of view the reader is transferred from one gripping plot line to another, left wondering how the group of characters and their dilemmas all fit together.

Colleen Coble writes with such detail in all the right places that even non-graphic readers will thoroughly enjoy this heart-pounding, suspenseful read. It’s a romantic suspense with an emphasis on suspense that will have you whizzing through it in no time, but not without touching your soul.

Abomination is Coble’s first hardcover and well worth the honor. You can now find it in soft cover, though, making it even more affordable. Her ability to discern where detail is needed and where discreetness was best adhered to kept me turning the pages of this rather darker topic with anticipation. The varying characters came to life and made me both sympathize and root for their survival…or death, as the case may be. It’s a book worth reading as much for craft as for pleasure and I highly recommend you pick up your copy today and begin the unforgettable journey with Gideon, Nick and Elena in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You won’t be disappointed.

1 comment:

Georgiana said...

This is one of my favorite books of all time. I just ordered her newest one too, and I'm VERY excited to start reading.