Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Poison Town ~ REVIEW

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Poison Town

David C. Cook (February 1, 2014)


Creston Mapes


Creston has fond memories of his boyhood in Bath, Ohio, where he became enchanted with his future wife, way back in the fourth grade. His father, Bernie, owned and operated The Weathervane Furniture Shop in town. The whole family lived right upstairs in the century-old house known as "The Shop."

Creston studied journalism at Bowling Green State University, then began his writing career. During the past 30 years, he has worked as a reporter, corporate copywriter, creative director, freelance writer, and author.


There's More Than One Kind of Poison in This Town

People are sick and dying. Rumors are swirling. Some claim chemicals leaking from a manufacturing plant are causing the cancer that's crippling people on the poor side of Trenton City, Ohio. Yet nothing at the plant appears amiss.

The problem remains a mystery until reporter Jack Crittendon's long-time mechanic falls ill and he investigates. Soon Jack becomes engulfed in a smokescreen of lies, setups, greed, and scandal.

The deeper he digs, the more toxic the corruption he uncovers. As he faces off with the big-time players behind the scenes and tries to beat the clock before more people die, he realizes the chillingly unthinkable--he knows too much.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Poison Town, go HERE.

My Thoughts:

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is the first time I have read a book by Creston Mapes and I am literally ready to download every single book he's written onto my kindle!

Poison Town is a fast paced, suspense-filled novel.  I LOVE reporter Jack Crittendon! He is very tenacious, determined, and he cares deeply for all of those he has a relationship with in Trenton City.
Demler-Vargas employees many residents in town but Jack learns that not only is his friend sick, but so are many others and they all have very similar symptoms, some have even died.

Jack refuses to give up until he finds an answer, no matter how dangerous things get, but along the way he also learns some very surprising truths. Is everyone involved in the deception and cover-ups of Demler-Vargas. Will he be enticed by the bribes as well? As he gets deeper and deeper into this Demler-Vargas mystery, his marriage and faith seem to be unraveling at the seams.

Will he find the truth and expose Demler-Vargas? Can his marriage be saved and his Faith restored?

This is by far one of my FAVORITE reads this year! I couldn't wait to pass it onto a friend and share this phenomenal read! 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s FOR SURE!

Thank you so much CFBA for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review! Thank you for showcasing and introducing me to such an incredible author! I am now a HUGE FAN of Creston Mapes!


Creston Mapes said...

Loren thanks for the inspiring review! Best regards, Creston

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