Book Review: “Falls Like Lightning” by Shawn GradyDecember 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Romance Fiction, Thriller
From the back cover: Smokejumper Silas Kent never expected to see pilot Elle Westmore again. In fact, reuniting makes him realize what a mistake he made all those years ago. But before he has a chance to try to make amends, he’s called to lead a new crew into battle against a massive fire in the Sierra Nevadas.
And then things go very wrong, very quickly.
A suspicious engine explosion forces the crew to parachute early while Elle barely survives a crash landing. Silas reaches the ground safely, but in beginning a desperate race to reach the downed plane, he soon realizes he has more to fear than just a raging forest fire.
For a story to be a thriller it has to have the hero in danger from the beginning and Shawn Grady made sure of that. How do you describe paranoia? From now on I will just say to people, “read ”Falls Like Lightning”. Silas Kent has his hands full; a raging forest fire, an untried team whose members, all or some, are trying to kill him. The woman he loves needs to be rescued and he is all by himself.
“Falls Like Lightning” is more than a thriller it is a story of dealing with the past. If the past is unresolved then the future is uncertain for there is nothing to build upon. Silas has a broken past with Elle that needs to be worked out. Elle has a broken past with the loss of her father and how he died. Mr. Grady has a unique ability to make all his characters come to life and we fall in love with them and get emotionally involved with their relationships but also with their peril. The last 100 pages are the most exciting that you will ever want to race through as they run to protect their lives and expose the bad guy. I was very pleased with Mr. Grady’s first two books but this one is even better. I look forward to the next book with enthusiasm. I recommend it highly.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”