Book Review: Twisted Innocence

5 Mar

332360Holly Cramer’s past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.

Though Holly’s stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily’s father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family—she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he’s a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.

Determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police, Holly uses her private investigating skills to search for him. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and the baby hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connection to Leonard Miller — the man who has gunned down several members of her family. Creed claims he’s innocent and that Miller is after him too. His gentleness with Lily moves her, but she can’t trust a man who has held her at gunpoint . . . even if he reminds her so much of herself.

Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to.

3b64ccae-5931-4a39-9e95-283436c74f10Terri Blackstock has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of “Intervention,” “Vicious Cycle,” and “Downfall,” as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, Restoration, and Moonlighters.

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My Impressions:

I love Terri Blackstock. Her romantic suspense novels are some of the best in the Christian market. Her latest book in the Moonlighter’s series is no exception. Fast-paced suspense keeps the reader turning the pages, while the message of second chances touches the heart. Twisted Innocence is another winner from Blackstock.

Although Twisted Innocence is a standalone novel, each successive book in the series builds on the previous one. The Cramer family is the focus of the novels, and in this one Holly Cramer, a new, single mom, is at the center of the action. She and her sisters Juliet and Cathy are continuing their search for drug kingpin Leonard Miller and their quest of a pardon for Michael, Cathy’s fiance. Along the way, Holly is swept up in a new murder investigation and the criminal activities of her baby’s father, Creed Kershaw. The suspense builds throughout the novel and ends in heart-stopping confrontation.

Second chances are definitely the focus of Blackstock’s spiritual message. Most of the characters are embarking on new lives after heartbreaking detours. But God is faithful to renew and redeem those who turn to and trust in Him.

The Moonlighter’s series has been a favorite with my book club and Twisted Innocence is our surprise selection for April. We love suspense and always enjoy the points of discussion that Blackstock provides. So while you could read Twisted Innocence without having read the first two books, I recommend you start at the beginning. I am sure you will love this series.


Audience: adults.

Great for Book Clubs.

(Thanks to LitFuse for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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