on January 11, 2004
After having read the first four novels in the Newpointe 911 series, I was thrilled when Ms. Blackstock decided to release another that weaves a Christian tale around corporate scandal and terrorism. Her flare is in penning pageturners, but specifically she excels at the Christian murder mystery genre, an ocean's distance from her previous works in the romance market. In a Judeo-Christian country market, you would think this sort of novel would be appealing to the masses, but secular society craves drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. And oh, by the way, she doesn't ignore these topics in her novels. She just refuses to glorify them.
on February 14, 2008
I had never even heard of Terri Blackstock until a couple of months ago. I picked up 'River's Edge' at the library and it was like no other mystery I'd ever read. Amazing, original, intriguing plots, characters with whom I can identify and I can read them without feeling guilty about indulging in my literary passion - mysteries! I'm addicted, can't get enough, am losing sleep because I can't put them down. I'm constantly looking for more. Right now, I've just finished one, am near the end of a second and have two waiting in the wings. Love 'em!
on November 12, 2003
This is the fifth book in the Newpointe 911 series and it is by far the best! Maybe it's because the character's were already familiar friends or because it addresses an emotional situation similar to what happened on September 11, 2001. I actually cried while reading this book and that doesn't happen to me very often. It was very moving and very well written. If you enjoyed the first 4 books in this series you'll love this one. A must read for any Blackstock fan.