Heaven's Prey (Redemption's Edge) Paperback – October 25, 2013
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Heaven's Prey tells a story of intense emotion and trial. It pulls in elements of life that are hard and can't always be explained. Yet, it offers the one thing that the world desperately needs to face those trials a hope in a God who carries us through. This story is fast-paced, heart pounding and inspiring. --~Donna Fawcett, award-winning author of Vengeance and Rescued, author of Duke the Chihuahua Writes!
From the Author
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0984781641
- ISBN-13 : 978-0984781645
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.73 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Choose NOW Ministries; 1st Edition (October 25, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #16,485,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you’re looking for a nice light read to help you unwind, keep browsing. But if you want a story that will make your heart race and your mind reel, click “Buy” right now and don’t look back.
This is one book you won’t forget about when you’re through.
Ruth stops at a convenience store on her way home from prayer meeting only to muddle into a robbery in progress. Before she realizes what's happened, she's kidnapped and in Harry Silver's grasp. He's furious that she interrupted him—he'd pegging the young cashier as his next victim and had no intention of grabbing the plump middle-aged woman. When she admits she's been praying for him for several years, he tells her calling on God now won't do her a bit of good. It hadn't helped his last victim any. Ruth's niece.
Can Ruth's faith sustain her to the end, whatever the cost?
Heaven's Prey is not your usual suspense novel while at the same time it contains many heart-pounding scenes. While the reader is chewing nails, worrying about Ruth's safety, Sketchley takes us deep into Silver's mind. How can a man who once knew the height of fame, who was once a "good" man, become a depraved killer? Does God's love pursue him? Is there any hope of restoration for one who stooped so low?
Janet Sketchley's first novel is not for the faint of heart.
Heaven's Prey is powerful, intense, and gripping. This is definitely not a whitewashed happily-ever-after story.
The author aims straight for the reader's emotions. Sadness. Empathy. Admiration. Disbelief. Anxiety. Fear. All with a pinprick of hope.
Though I am not as courageous as the protagonist, the author did an excellent job of transporting me into Ruth's skin. I was right there with her. She challenged me to become a better person, a braver person.
The characters and the situation are three-dimensional and believable. It was all "very real."
Even with a cathartic ending, the author acknowledges that some things this side of heaven cannot be tied up with a pretty bow.
I will be on the look out for Janet's next novel.