Possession by Rene Gutteridge

Book Description:  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 and son 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. Soon, though, losing his possessions becomes the least of his problems as everything they are fighting for begins to unravel in the hands of Vance’s past. In an unforgettable climax, a little boy’s innocent faith brings a group of desperate people to their knees. What is at stake counts for everything, but nothing can prepare Vance for who is behind it.

My Review:  A family, a move, a child! Montgomery County police detective Vance Greagan has worked more murder scenes than the NCSI cast of characters on a movie set and he can feel the PTSF (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) settling in like a flea on a dog's backside.  With his mental health going.down.the.tubes he knows its imperative that they move on.  So, he packs up his family (wife, Lindy and son, Connor), all their worldly belongings and off to California they relocate.
However, Vance makes a pit stop in Chicago to see an old friend, Erin.  Maybe. Just maybe. Old memories and old friends should stay in Memoryville.  Vance begins to think his pit stop wasn't such a grand idea.  Then Lindy begins to have problems with the movers who begin to demand more payment before they will deliver the families belongings.  Then the action begins!  Circumstances begin to get hot, attitudes begin to take a dive and a little boy reminds adults that if you have faith and say to that mountain be removed then the mountain must be moved.  Ahhhh for the faith of a child!
Lindy's frustrations, Vance's detours and Connor's faith all make for a remarkable family move!
This read has more twists and turns than a Tennessee mountain road on a dark rainy night!  The underlying theme is FAITH---having the faith of a child.  
The story line keeps building and building getting more intense with each chapter until the final confrontation.  This is a Wow!  I never would have guessed that person to be the culprit!
The title Possession seems to be a word-play: What are possessions except those that we deem most dear---family, faith and a future filled with God's mercies!
A 5 star fast-paced, action-filled, chair-gripping inspirational suspense thriller read that will grip your heart and leave you with a deeper-sense-of- faith!

*I received a free book to review for Tyndale Publishing*


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