Sunday, July 14, 2013

Fearless by Mike Dellosso ~ review

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Realms (May 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621362418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621362418

This book is also available as an ebook.

May 7, 2013

A child mysteriously appears in the lives of Jim and Amy Spencer. Will her presence be a blessing…or a curse? 

When a nine-year-old girl named Louisa mysteriously appears in the middle of a house fire with no memory of how she got there or where she came from, Jim and Amy Spencer agree to take her in. Wrestling with the recent loss of their own child, Amy is hurt and angry while Jim is just trying to make it through each day and hold their marriage together.

For Jim, Louisa is the daughter he always wanted, but Amy isn't as comfortable with her. The girl has a special gift, and soon that gift will unknowingly push them all into contact with a serial killer who has been terrorizing the small town of Virginia Mills. Only by uniting can Jim and Amy save themselves and Louisa before it’s too late.

My take on this book:
When I picked up "Fearless" by Mike Dellosso I expected to be creeped out a bit, and all I can say is I was Mr. Dellosso gave me exactly what I expected and more! The first chapter had me thinking the story was going to be about Louisa, a nine year old girl who appears in Jake Tucker's house as it is burning to the ground. Makes for a page turning story, where did Louisa come from, and why does she seem to know things about people that there is no way that she would know? When Jim Spencer agrees to take Louisa in for a few days while the police can figure out who and where she belongs, we learn that Jim and his wife Amy are dealing with their own issues,and when Louisa meets Amy she seems to know all about Amy and her struggles, but how? Already a page turner for me, because I couldn't help but wonder about this mysterious child but then bam the author throws in a troubled man bent on getting the respect that he felt like he never had, and the only way he can get it is to kill. The tiny town of Virginia Mills goes from a sleepy little town, to a place that is dealing with a serial killer, and if that isn't enough, many have come to believe that Louisa is a miracle worker and feel they are entitled to have miracles worked for them!

"Fearless" hooked me from the first pages and kept me riveted until the end! The author provides the reader with several twists and turns and a plot that doesn't lag for even a second! The characters are so realistic,many are dealing with issues that have them questioning their faith. The small town feel was evident as well, and the way that some of the townspeople reacted to Louisa was surprising but expected! The story was really a good versus evil kind of story, although in the beginning I was a bit concerned that Louisa might be a part of the evil! As the killer reveals bits of his story to the Appleton's it was easy to feel empathy for him, and understand why he wanted to be noticed and respected! I thought the author provided just the right balance of information to allow the reader to visualize what the killer was doing without being gory. "Fearless" is a suspense filled page turner that kept me reading to figure out what was going on. Anyone who enjoys a suspense filled read, that also provides a spiritual message should certainly read "Fearless!"

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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