Thursday, October 23, 2008

Presumed Guilty by James Scott Bell

I recently found a new author whose work I enjoy - James Scott Bell. Presumed Guilty is a murder mystery and a lot more. It's one of those books that I didn't figure out in the first few chapters (rare in Christian fiction). The book challenges the reader without coming across preachy. Find a comfy couch, a warm blanket and a copy of this book...

Back of Book Says:

Pastor Ron Hamilton’s star is rising. His 8,000-strong church is thriving. His good looks and charisma make him an exceptional speaker on family values. And his book on pornography in the church has become an unexpected bestseller. Everything is perfect.

Until a young woman’s body is discovered in a seedy motel room. The woman is a porn star. And all the evidence in the murder points to one man: Ron.

With the noose tightening around her husband’s neck, Dallas Hamilton faces a choice: believe the seemingly irrefutable facts—or the voice of her heart. The press has already reached its verdict, and the public echoes it. But Dallas is determined to do whatever it takes to find the truth.

And then a dark secret from Dallas's past threatens to take them all down.

As the clock ticks toward Ron's conviction and imprisonment, and an underworld of evil encircles her, Dallas must gather all her trust in God to discover what really happened in that motel room . . . even if it means losing faith in her husband forever.

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