Fatal Illusions by Adam Blumer, Reviewed
July 7, 2009
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Kregel Publications (March 5, 2009)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
He works full-time as a freelance writer and editor. A print journalism graduate of Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC), he served in editorial roles for fourteen years at Northland Baptist Bible College (Dunbar, WI) and Awana Clubs International Headquarters (Streamwood, IL).
He has published numerous short stories and articles. Fatal Illusions released by Kregel Publications (Grand Rapids, MI) is his first novel.
ABOUT THE BOOK
An amateur magician, an unassuming family . . . a fatal illusion Haydon Owens wants to be the next Houdini. He has been practicing his craft and has already made four women disappear. All it took was a bit of rope and his two bare hands.
The Thayer family has come to the north woods of Newberry, Michigan, looking for refuge, a peaceful sanctuary from a shattered past. But they are not alone. Little do they know that they are about to become part of Haydon’s next act. Time is running out and already the killer has spotted his next victim. Who will escape alive?
“Fatal Illusions is an engaging, fast-paced read with a captivating storyline that grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go. Highly recommended!”–Mark Mynheir, homicide detective and author of The Night Watchman
“An awesome ride!”–Rosey Dow, Christy Award winning author of Reaping the Whirlwind
“Adam Blumer tells a fast-paced story that weaves together a serial killer, a physically wounded pastor and his spiritually wounded wife. The twists and turns will keep readers guessing.”–Rick Acker, author of Blood Brothers
Sally Says: Fatal Illusions is one of those thick, meaty novels we don’t see a lot of anymore.
This first book from novelist and editor Adam Blumer was hard to put down. The plot lines and characters were well-developed and intriguing. As a pastor’s wife, I found Marc and Gillian very believable, even down to the struggles of pastoring in the Chicago area.
What I think I enjoyed the most were the different plot lines that linked together. Blumer did a good job of keeping them fast-paced and interesting, even before they merged into the main conflict. And what a conflict it was!
Fatal Illusions is an excellent first offering, and I hope there’ll be many more books coming from this new author.