Suzanne Kidwell has a weekly cable news show, Judgment Day, where she exposes criminal doings among businessmen, politicians and religious leaders. She may not be quite as ethical as she portrays herself, but she’s certainly queen of the ratings, and cutting a few corners to get more viewers is nothing more than standard practice. Unfortunately, others cut corners too, and when a dead body’s found in Suzanne’s living room, she’s hoist with her own petard. Author Wanda L. Dyson creates some very plausible and interesting characters in Judgment Day and carries them through many twists and turns. There’s the rich girl who doesn’t want to follow in daddy’s footsteps, the jilted fiancé who’s trying to be fair, missing runaways, shady dealings, and mobsters out to get their share. Self-centered Suzanne might yet be redeemed, and smug manipulators condemned. Meanwhile the body count rises. The novel delves into society’s morals, family relationships, romance, ethics, and even faith, but all serve the purpose of a story that keeps the reader glued to the page. Exciting fight scenes, the roller coaster of capture and escape, the misery of prison, the view from a penthouse suite, all are convincingly portrayed through the eyes of a group of characters the reader really comes to care about. An exciting novel, quickly read but neatly inspiring too, Judgment Day tells a scary tale and just might offer some light on the judgments we make every day.
Disclosure: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review
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“High-octane straight from the start. With breakneck action, high-strung suspense and characters you can’t help but root for,Judgment Dayis an irresistible read.” —Tosca Lee, author ofDemon: A Memoir
“The Queen of High-Octane Suspense has done it again! Wanda Dyson takes us on a roller-coaster ride worthy of a whiplash warning. High suspense, romantic tension, and even comic relief will keep you riveted and turning pages as fast as you can read. It’s all in there!” —Bonnie S. Calhoun, owner and publisher ofChristian Fiction Online Magazine
“Judgment Dayis packed with action and adventure. Private detective duo Marcus Crisp and Alexandria Fisher-Hawthorne are fascinating and keep the story rolling with their wit, sarcasm, and teamed-up tactical skills reminiscent of many favorite action-adventure movies. Dyson has penned a great suspense with strong Christian themes inJudgment Day!” —Ronie Kendig, author ofDead ReckoningandNightshade
“From page one I couldn’t put this book down. Suzanne is a highly flawed individual in the fight of her life. When she’s forced to call in Alex and Marcus to unravel who’s trying to frame her, they instead unravel an evil plot that ends with harvested organs. The pacing is tight, the characters people I want to know, and the plot so intricate I literally could not stop reading. Two thumbs up for those who love tightly written suspense with a very light twist of ...