Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Whole Truth by James Scott Bell

The Whole Truth is the fourth novel I've read by James Scott Bell and I've really enjoyed reading his legal mysteries. He is a former attorney and brings a lot of insight from the legal process into his writing. I'm a former crime show addict and have decided to spend more time reading instead of in front of the television. I've found many Christian fiction writer's that produce a good quality of work without sacrificing integrity. What I like best of this author is that I'm finding out some detail that I didn't guess early on in the book in the last few chapters. A lot of Christian fiction is quite predictable - sometimes I enjoy that other times I want more.

I don't really want to say a lot about the book because I don't want to give anything away, so you can have the pleasure of discovering as you read. Find a copy of this book and get ready for an interesting ride.

Back of Book Says:

At the age of five, Steve Conroy saw his seven-year-old brother kidnapped from the very bedroom they shared. His brother was never found. And the guilt of his silence that night has all but destroyed Steve’s life.

Now thirty years old with a failing law practice, Steve agrees to represent convicted criminal Johnny LaSalle, who has ties to a notorious family. And some information that threatens to blow Steve's world apart.

Desperate for his final shot at professional success, Steve will do anything to find the truth. But Johnny knows far more than he’s telling, and the secrets he keeps have deadly consequences. Now Steve must depend on an inexperienced law student whose faith seems to be his last chance at redemption from a corrupt world where one wrong move could be his last.

For more information on James Scott Bell or his works of fiction check out his web site.


Lynetta said...

Another favorite author of mine! And I've met him as well--another great person and a terrific writing teacher. I must say you have impeccable taste in books :-)

Robin said...

Hi again Lynetta - so far I've read four of his books and loved them all. Can't wait to get my hands on Try Fear, but unfortunately for me its not published yet... (boo hoo). My library has some other books of his, so I will be checking them out soon.