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Friday, January 6, 2017

Book Review: Death in the Shadows by Paul McCusker

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Kregel Publications, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Last year I shared the previous book in the Father Gilbert series,

Now let's see what Father Gilbert is up to now!

death in the shadows cover


When Father Gilbert traded in his detective's badge for an Anglican priest's collar, he never expected he would be pulled into a different kind of mystery--the mystery of the spiritual world.

Attending a conference in a seaside town, he has yet another supernatural encounter, this time with a murdered girl who worked at a local massage parlor. Details of the murder lead Father Gilbert to approach the police with clues in common with other cases, bringing him into contact with a detective from his days with Scotland Yard.

Meanwhile, a local monastery has been vandalized, with grotesque images and profane graffiti defacing the altar and walls. The head of the monastery accuses the local sex-trade industry of retaliating against his outspoken stand against it. Then, one of the brothers at the monastery is found dead in the local red-light district. All evidence points to his having been a regular at a massage parlor--the same one where the murdered girl had worked.


This book proves the adage that trouble follows Father Gilbert, as he leaves home for a conference! Much like the first book, it might take a chapter or two, to hook you, but once it does, it won't take long for you to finish (the book being only a bit over 300 pages). Once again Paul gives us a mystery within a mystery, that takes Gilbert's special skills to resolve. Paul put human-trafficking in a typical suburban environment, and shows how things around us are never quite what they seem. It's meant to provoke though and it does. While the first book urged self change, this one urges societal change, but in a very subtle way, that will have the reader entranced. 

About the Author:

Paul McCusker is creative director at Focus on the Family. He has sold more than a million books and twenty million audio dramas. His name is also heard daily on radio stations all over the world, and by at least two million listeners every weekend through the Adventures in Odyssey series.

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