Dear Readers, Christy Barritt is one of the authors who writes the kind of suspense novels I love. She almost always surprises me, which isn’t easy to do. My copy of Dubiosity hasn’t arrived yet, so I can’t give a review of it. But every novel of Christy’s I’ve read keeps me turning pages.
Welcome back, Christy. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
I think a common spiritual theme you’ll see in my books is the fact that God often takes hard things in our lives and makes them into something beautiful. I’ve seen it time and time again in my life, and I know that hardships can build character. Closed doors can lead to unexpected invitations to walk different—many times, better—paths.
What other books of yours are coming out soon?
I have a new Love Inspired Suspense novel coming out in March called Hidden Agenda. Also up in 2015 are Random Acts of Deceit (the second book in the Holly Anna Paladin series), Gone by Dark (Carolina Moon series), Dust and Obey (Squeaky Clean series), and Rattled (The Sierra Files). Yes, it will be a busy year. J
Wow, you really have been busy. I’d love to feature those books on the blog as well. If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
The head of the CIA. J I wouldn’t even want to talk to him because I know he wouldn’t tell me anything. I’d just like to be a fly on the wall as he’s meeting with some friends. Yes, I write suspense.
What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
Queen Esther from the Bible. I just think her story is so fascinating and inspiring. She’s my hero for her bravery.
Queen Esther has been my favorite Bible character for a long time, too. How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
The good news is that if you’re receiving rejections, that means you’re doing something! You’re writing and getting yourself out there. Keep doing it. Learn as you go. Welcome feedback. Always try to grow. Don’t give up!
Tell us about the featured book.
Thanks for asking! Here’s the back cover blurb:
Savannah Harris vowed to leave behind her old life as an intrepid investigative reporter. But when a friend raises suspicions about two migrant workers who’ve gone missing from the sleepy coastal town
Savannah calls home, her
As ever more eerie incidents begin afflicting the area, each works to draw
Savannah out of her seclusion and
raises the stakes—for both Savannah
and the surrounding community. Even as Savannah’s
new boarder, Clive Miller, makes her feel things she thought long forgotten,
she suspects he’s hiding something too, and he’s not the only one. Doubts
collide in Savannah’s
mind: Who can she really trust?
As secrets emerge and danger closes in,
Savannah must choose between faith and
uncertainty. One wrong decision might spell the end … not just for her, but for
everyone around her.
Will she unravel the mystery in time, or will doubt get the best of her?
I have to say that out of all the books I’ve written, this is one of my favorites! It has conspiracy theories, secret societies, and hidden motives, and it’s set in one of my favorite places ever: the sleepy towns along
Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
I can’t wait until my copy of the book arrives. It’s the next book I’ll read. Please give us the first page.
In the depths of the forest, the rough bark of the pine tree scratched the skin of his back through the thin flannel of his shirt. The discomfort didn’t dissuade him from his mission to watch the grand house situated down the lane.
Or rather, to watch the woman inside the grand house.
As he did nearly every evening, he crept through the woods at dusk until he reached his hiding spot. He’d searched for weeks for the perfect place—a nook where he couldn’t be spotted from either the road or the bay. And in his fortress of trees, he settled back. He watched the lights in the windows flicker on and off. He watched the woman walk about unaware of his eyes soaking in her every move.
She didn’t know what was coming, the great glorious things waiting in her future.
She couldn’t know. Not yet.
He’d much rather convince her to agree to his plan of her own free will. But if she didn’t, he had other ways to get her to come around to his way of thinking. Delighted prickles danced over his skin in anticipation.
He rubbed the penny in his pocket as he watched her move into her office, just as she did every evening. She sat at her desk, which faced the lane, and even though he couldn’t see her clearly, he knew she was crying.
When he was nine years old, two neighborhood boys had goaded him into going to the train tracks that slashed across the landscape behind the neighborhood. They’d convinced him to put the change he’d been saving onto the metal there, promising something wonderful would happen. Instead, his coins had been flattened and were no good anymore. The money he’d saved was worthless.
The townspeople of
were just as naive as he’d been that day so long ago. They were like pennies on
a railroad track. They thought they were valuable. Soon they’d realize they
were worth nothing. Cape Thomas
I’m eager to start reading this story. How can readers find you on the Internet?There are a few places readers can find me: www.christybarritt.com, www.facebook.com/christybarritt, and www.twitter.com/cbarritt.
Thank you, Christy, for sharing this new book with us. I know my readers will love it.
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