I just love to read new authors…at least new to me, and I really got lucky with this one. Usually I find them in the Bargain section of B&N but this one caught my daughter’s eye on a recent Sunday when we went to the swap meet and stopped to browse at my favorite book booth. The owners had their tables displayed with the $1.00 books they were selling that day, in the midst of which was this wonderfully thick (750+ pages) paperback consisting of TWO books in one (for a buck!) written by Terri Blackstock: “Cape Refuge” and “Southern Storm” from her “Cape Refuge Series.”
Cape Refuge is an island in the waters off Savannah, Georgia. Idyllic, or so it would seem. The books are categorized as “suspense,” which is true…refreshingly, there’s a lot of faith mixed in as well and how easily that faith in God is questioned by one sister and lost by another over the brutal double-murder of their parents.
The “page turner” expression definitely applies to the first of the two (“Cape Refuge”) that I am currently reading, and as I glance through Ms. Blackstock’s other credits, a couple more of the “Cape Refuge Series” await me: Book 3, “River’s Edge” (murder/suspense) and the 4th, “Breaker’s Reef” (murder/mystery).
When I get excited about an author, I have a tendency to want to rush out to buy every book they’ve ever written. Hmm, wonder what time B&N opens this morning…or should I wait to see if I get lucky at my favorite swap-meet booth again? For now, it’s probably best that I just continue with the two I have…and THEN rush out to buy the other two. Meanwhile, if you like a good, refreshingly “clean,” suspense/murder mystery from time to time, I’m only half way through “Cape Refuge” and already recommend Terri Blackstock…she’s an excellent author…I can already tell that this entire series is going to be a very good read!