Tuesday, August 15, 2017

As A Shield-By Danny/Wanda Pelfry-Book Review

About the book 
Danny & Wanda Pelfrey
CrossLink Publishing
216 pp.
Davis Morgan, having left the ministry after the death of his wife, Julie, returns to his hometown where he operates a used and rare bookstore while being appointed chaplain of the small police department. He and Charley, a young policeman, after discovering the body of a tattooed man find themselves in a serious battle to bring to justice two strange villains who are threatening the safety of Davis’s daughter and future son-in-law. While all this is going on, Davis is struggling with trying to interpret his relationship with a young history teacher who happens to be his daughter’s roommate.
And I thought
I couldn't help think 'Sleeper Movie'.  One of those that doesn't get a lot of press but is really, really good. 
That's what I thought of As A Shield.  Mainly because I didn't expect it to be as good as it was. 
And it was good.  
Although this title is #2 in the series I wasn't confused or disappointed at all.  My only disappointed was that I haven't had the opportunity until now to be introduced to this series. 
I enjoyed all the characters.  

The main character Davis is a likeable fella even though he is 
struggle with the recent death of his wife he doesn't loose his faith.  He has left the pastoral ministry and opened a book store in town
Some of the locals are waiting and hoping he'll return to the ministry.  

This book is a good Christian novel.  But it isn't 'in your face'. 

Davis and his policeman friend Charley work together to find clues and figure out who is behind the threats against is daughter and future son-in-law.  

The story is suspenseful and kept me completely engaged.
There is some romance in the story.  

There are some parts that are ridiculous like the stumble bum kidnappers who grab the wrong girl and then let her get away.   And the plan to shoot someone but end up shooting the wrong person.  

Overall I enjoyed As A Shield.  

I received a print copy of the book to read and review. 

The only negative is to me this is not a book that I would pick up off the shelf and buy.  I was intrigued by the front cover. 
I was intrigued by the title and the series Davis Morgan Mystery which is displayed on the title.  
But when I turned the book over to read the synopsis I couldn't read it.  The artwork is very faded looking.  The photo on the front is faded and is easy to see but the text on the bad was completely 
unreadable for me. 

I received a complimentary copy from Book Crash

This review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads

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