I began Fear Has a Name by Creston Mapes late one Saturday night, thinking I’d just read the first chapter to get my feet wet and then pick it back up the next night. Well, little did I know it was going to suck me in and almost make me late for church the next morning because I stayed up too late reading. The story starts with a home invasion that leaves you a little unnerved and hoping you locked your doors before you went to bed. There’s more to this story than just the break-in though. There’s a web of interconnected characters that each have questions in life that need answering. I found myself sympathizing with characters I normally wouldn’t have—like the bully. There is a struggling minister in this story and, having been in the church and in a pastor’s family for most of my life, I truly related to the angst this family felt. Toward the end of the book, the tension and thrilling fast-paced scenes just about made me chew my nails off. I recommend reading this book today!
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