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Monday, March 16, 2009

Scream by Mike Dellosso (Book Review)


Title: Scream
Author: Mike Dellosso
Publisher: Realms (A Strang Company)
Genre: Thriller/Christian Fiction
Available: Now
First sentence: Mark Stone could still smell the grease on his hands.

Description from the book cover: While talking to his friend on the phone, Mark Stone is startled by a cacophony of otherworldly screams. Seconds later, a tragic accident claims his friend's life. When this happens several more times - screams followed by an untimely death - he is compelled to act.

Battling his failure as a husband and struggling with his own damaged faith, Mark embarks on a mission to find the meaning behind the screams and hopefully stop death from calling on its next victim. When his estranged wife is kidnapped and he again hears the screams as she calls from her cell phone, his search becomes much more personal and much more urgent.

(Go here to read the first chapter)

I love thrillers and this one did not disappoint! Mike Dellosso created characters that were very believable. People that you wanted to cheer on and tell them not to give up hope. The pace of the book was perfect - it kept you turning the pages, but did not give away any secrets too soon.

Scream really starts out as two stories - and as the book progresses the two stories combine to make for a great ending! I especially loved the way the message of Christ was delivered without getting "pushy" or "in your face." This would be a great book for a non-believer or one right on the fence. It made me take a look at whether or not I was telling everyone that I knew about Christ's love and sacrifice - and sadly, that answer is no. So now I get to decide how I will change that!

Thanks Mike for writing such a wonderful thriller while including Christ's message. I can't wait to pass it on to my friends who are not believers. Hopefully it will give me the opportunity to strike up some meaningful conversations.


2 comments:

J. Kaye said...

Man, oh man, this looks good!

Mike Dellosso said...

Kristi, thanks so much for your kind words about my book. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and that it did something to inspire you. I know I was inspired by the story. Thanks for helping spread the word!

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