About the Book
Book Title: Fatal Homecoming
Author: Stacey Weeks
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
Release date: February 5, 2019
It was murder. She was sure. And that assurance could cost her life.
Undercover RCMP officer Rick Chandler poses as a detective in the small town of Chenaniah River. He is investigating the possibility of a corrupt police force when Jessie returns to bury her brother, and she refuses to believe evidence that point to her deceased brother’s involvement in drug trafficking. Soon, the same person that murdered her brother targets her. Can Rick help Jessie dodge bullets, escape fires, and exonerate her brother before the attacks escalate?
Jessie Berns has returned to her hometown to find answers about her brother’s suspicious death. With the help of an old friend, Detective Rick Chandler, they pursue a truth that someone is willing to do anything to keep hidden—even kill again. They uncover decades-old secrets that expose hidden sins and threaten the lifestyles of high-powered people in their small town.
As they close in on the devious mastermind manipulating the community, it becomes frighteningly clear to Rick that Jessie is not the one calling the shots in her amateur investigation.
She is the killer’s new target.
About the Author
Stacey Weeks is the multi-award-winning author of Glorious Surrender (2016), inspirational romances The Builder’s Reluctant Bride (2016), Mistletoe Melody (2018), and inspirational romantic suspense novels In Too Deep (2017), and Fatal Homecoming (2019). Stacey lives in Ontario where she speaks at women’s conferences, teaches writing and bible study workshops, and writes about the things of the Lord. www.staceyweeks.com
Guest Post from Stacey Weeks
A Pile of Stones
Often, the things I am studying in the bible make their way into my novels. At the time of writing Fatal Homecoming, I was reading the book of Joshua.
In Joshua chapter four, Joshua describes the pile of stones the Israelites built as a memorial to God. Those stones were evidence of the Lord’s provision for them. The monument was a reminder to future generations that God had delivered his people.
In Fatal Homecoming, Jessie needs to remember God’s provision. She wears a unique pendant passed down through the women of her family. Her necklace is comprised of river stones that represent the rocks from Joshua. They are to remind that God always meets His children in their moment of need.
Shortly after writing this necklace into Fatal Homecoming crisis struck a good friend of mine. As our church gathered around a suffering family to love and support them in their time of need, I decided to make a real pendant of stones to give to my friend to remind her and to remind me that God meets every need in His time and in His way.
The pendant of stones can be strung on a necklace or keychain. It is more than words on paper and more than a pile of rocks strung on a string. It was a reference point. They mark where God gave me a story to share so that others may know and believe.
If you are the lucky winner of this pendant of stones, I pray that every time you look at it, touch it, and feel the weight of it around your neck that you will remember to believe that your God is good. Always.
Stacey has also gifted all the blog readers with a short story to download. Enjoy!
Click here to download.
My Review of Fatal Homecoming:
Fatal Homecoming definitely was full of suspense and heart-pounding action from the first page through to the last. I loved how Jessie and Rick had a childhood of memories as a launching point, a history of good memories from which to begin their adult relationship. The characters were believable, the plot was terrific, and the conclusion made my reader heart happy being there were a few twists and turns in there I didn’t suspect. I suspected a few different antagonists and was pleasantly surprised to find those suspects innocent, unprepared for the ones who truly were guilty. The author did a great job of keeping me guessing throughout the book – is it ____? What about _____? The only drawback for me, and this is a personal preference, was I wish there was slightly less drama involving Jessie. The amount of attacks made against one person seemed slightly exaggerated, she truly didn’t get a break, but aside from wanting the victim to have a day or so to rest in between violent attacks, it was a wonderful book and I will definitely read more of this author. This was a new author for me and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Celebrate Lit and was under no obligation to post a review. All opinions expressed are exclusively mine.
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