Sigmund Brouwer knows how to write a great mystery, and his Nick Barrett novels have always kept my attention. "Out of the Shadows" had to be my favorite out of all three of these, and "The Lies of Saints" came pretty close. Brouwer starts this out at a slow pace, yet clod-hopping along just enough to keep the reader's attention to keep going. The pay-off is worth it in the end.
For the third time we are reunited with Nick Barrett. And this time it has to do with a former beauty queen. But as Nick begins to dig, he realizes he has to go a little deeper, which is no surprise when dealing with Nick Barrett. Soon we are introduced to an incident at the legendary Citadel, where hazing leads to suicide. With a journal, Nick takes his quest, and puts his life on the line.
This was really good, and Brouwer stuck with his faith in an everlasting God. It is always refreshing that he puts things in perspective, while telling a great story. This can almost be a lesson in learning how to die. Sounds scary, huh? Well, not if your soul is secured with a faith in God and His Son, Jesus Christ. So, despite a slow beginning, Brouwer reminds me why I appreciate him so much! And with authors like him telling it like it is, I'm going to be back for more. Guaranteed!