Books that I read

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Possession by Rene Gutteridge



In the aftermath of investigating the D.C. sniper case, police detective Vance Graegan is burned out on life and love.  Hoping to save his marriage, he quits the force and moves his wife, Lindy and his son, Conner to the other side of the country. But when the movers decide to hold his belongings for ransom, Vance is determined to ensure that his family’s new beginning is not ruined.

When Vance deals with the movers on his belongings, he is undergoing a lot of stress. Vance actually is having post-traumatic stress disorder without himself realizing it. Very often he has migraines, nightmares, seeing scenes of those days when he is awake and he can’t stand in open spaces. Vance has limited resources since he has already quit the force and he knows no one in the new place. 

Thing has become worst when the mover threatens Vance with the secret of his past.  Just when Vance realizes who is behind all these there was a corpse in his new house. Vance was being charged and held up in the prisoner while Lindy and Conner are being held by the person who wants to take away everything that Vance has. 

There are some spiritual content in the story and mostly comes through Conner, who become a Christian by watching a televangelist. And his innocent faith brings hope to this family.  

Possession is a very good book. It is not slow-paced. I find it very intriguing and just want to keep turning the pages well into the night. This book also makes us think what really matters in our lives. It’s so easy to get caught up in the extras of life that were intended as blessings but become harmful when we elevate them over what truly matters. 

I rate this book 4 out of 5.

Note: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

5 comments:

reanaclaire said...

hey, i have this book too.. yet to read and review..

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Chee Yee, wow! Looks interesting. I haven't read a book years too, as well stopped reading papers long time since being retired.
Here's wishing you and family the very best of seasons greetings, Lee.

Alice Law said...

Wow, you are even into detective stories(sounds spooky too)?! rating 4 of 5, I should take a look at this book too when I have got chance!;D

Have a nice day ahead!

Small Kucing said...

aounds good :D

cheeyee said...

Claire - Haha fast fast go read and review la. After that can request another book. :)

Uncle Lee - Happy New Year to you and your family too!

Alice Law - I do not limit myself to read certain genre only. :) Anyway, diff individual have different preference, 4 stars for me maybe not 4 stars for you. But this book is not as bad la. Hehe. :)

Small Kucing - Not bad la. I'm not that demanding one. Hehehe.

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