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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Scream by Mike Dellosso

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Scream (Realms, March 3, 2009) by Mike Dellosso


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mike now lives in Hanover, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Jen, and their three daughters. He writes a monthly column for Writer . . .Interrupted.

He was a newspaper correspondent/columnist for over three years and has published several articles for The Candle of Prayer inspirational booklets. Mike also has edited and contributed to numerous Christian-themed Web sites and e-newsletters.

Mike is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, the Relief Writer's Network, and International Thriller Writers. He received his BA degree in sports exercise and medicine from Messiah College and his MBS degree in theology from Master's Graduate School of Divinity.


Otherworldly Screams...
A Madman on the Loose...
This Time the Stakes Are Higher Than Ever

While talking to his friend on the phone, Mark Stone is startled by a cacophony of otherworldly screams. Seconds later, a tragic accident claims his friend's life. When this happens several more times--screams followed by an untimely death--he is compelled to act.

Battling his failure as a husband and struggling with his own damaged faith, Mark embarks on a mission to find the meaning behind the screams and hopefully stop death from calling on its next victim. When his estranged wife is kidnapped and he again hears the screams as she calls from her cell phone, his search becomes much more personal and much more urgent.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Scream, go HERE

My Review

I finally finished this one (not because the book was slow but because I had too much on my plate) and thoroughly enjoyed it. I must confess that I wasn't exactly sure where the story was going at the beginning—Oh ye of little faith. I saw a main character who hears unearthly screams and a serial kidnapper with an elusive motive. I wasn't sure how these two seemingly separate threads were going to come together. Not only did they come together, but once I saw the connections, I thought, "Duh!"

Mike again produced an excellent, engaging novel (I enjoyed his first, The Hunted) that kept the pages flying and still came down to the final period with something significant to say, I personally think a lot of Christian novelists need to pay closer attention to what Mike did here. He not only spun a fast-paced, suspenseful take; he also said something significant and profound about our faith—namely, that hell is looming and that we believers need to tell others about their fate without Christ. He also clearly presented the gospel message. Wow! That's a rarity these days, even in Christian fiction, to be perfectly blunt. Thank you, Mike, for your boldness.

This was a terrific, nail-biting read. If you haven't read this one, you definitely need to.

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