Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Crossing by Serita Jakes

Riveting. Heart pounding. Keep-you-awake-all-night reading kind of suspense.

What a tangled web we weave. You think your sin only touches your life? This book-while fiction-reminds us that our sins reach out and destroy not only us but those we love.

I'd not heard of Serita Jakes before reading this book, and while doing so I found out that she's the wife of Pastor T.D. Jakes. I love me a book by another pastors wife!

Very well written for a new novelist. Many twists and turns and I was completely surprised when the murderer was revealed. The only thing this reader didn't appreciate was that the phrase, "Oh my God" was used throughout the book.

Loved the way each chapter started with the words of the dying murder victim, what a clever idea!

This book follows former high school cheerleader Claudia as she navigates her way through life ten years after her best friend and high school teacher was murdered on a school bus on the way home from a football game. Claudia sat with her dying teacher until the end, she's found herself reliving those moments too often lately, more so now that her husband has re-opened the case. As people try to piece together what happened on that fall evening a decade earlier, Claudia feels her life spinning out of control. Revelations and truth are being unveiled at every turn and life as she thought it was will never be the same.

Serita Ann Jakes has been involved in Christian ministry all of her adult life and has served alongside her husband T.D. Jakes throughout their marriage of nearly 30 years.

This book was provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah.

1 comment:

Grace said...

Looks like an excellent book! A woman of many someone else I know!