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Posted September 27, 2011
Reviewed by Lynn F. for Readers FavoriteWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Ten Plagues by Mary Nealy is a Christian thriller that takes place in Chicago. A serial killer was on the loose, and he needed to be stopped before he reached ten, the number of plagues in the Old Testament against Pharaoh. The two main characters, Detective Keren Collins and ex-cop turned preacher Paul Morris, have a past and were reunited to solve this crime. The killer was well versed in Biblical Scripture, and he was using Paul as his herald to deliver messages, which end in disaster. As the FBI became involved in the crimes, they came to the conclusion that it was someone who Paul arrested or who wanted to rescue him. Whoever the demonic person was, it seemed he had a vendetta against Paul and was intent on killing people close to him. He somehow had a continuous eye on Paul, seeming to track his every move, and now Keren's, as well. Keren has a spiritual gift of feeling evil in a person and knew Paul was slipping back into his old personality as a former cop, could they solve the crime?
I found this book a little slower to read than most books. It was easy to get into, but then it started to drag. The suspense and whodunit part, was good. The relationship between the two main characters was rushed. They had a strong attraction after only a few days and yet, they seem to be at each other's throats all the time. The plot was very easy to become involved in, and as a mystery, it kept me guessing. The book does have a Christian theme and quotes verses throughout which is a plus. I have to note that the book I read is the unedited edition so I could not count the errors in my rating.