A Review: Heaven's Prey by Janet Sketchley

The Book:

320 pages

Despite her husband's objections, 40-something Ruth Warner finds healing through prayer for Harry Silver, the racing star turned serial killer who brutally raped and murdered her niece. When a kidnapping-gone-wrong pegs her as his next victim, Harry claims that by destroying the one person who’d pray for him, he proves God can’t or won’t look after His own. Can Ruth’s faith sustain her to the end whatever the cost? HEAVEN'S PREY received third place in Risen Books 2011 publishing contest and was short-listed for the 2008 Best New Canadian Christian Author Award. Heaven’s Prey is book one in the Redemption’s Edge series.

The Review:

Janet Sketchley takes us where we don’t want to go, only to shine the Light of Hope on a life without none. Heaven’s Prey focuses on healing… a woman’s heart and a man’s soul.

Instead of the criminal, the author explores the man, both the dark side and the bright. She takes the reader down intricate paths of horror and elation. One moment, you’ll find yourself inside the mind of a madman, the next? A charming friend. Be careful, you may just like Harry.

On the other side, a woman’s grief’s all-consuming. Where else to find solace but in prayer? But life isn’t that easy for Ruth. She’s not just fighting herself, but her husband as well. When she’s kidnapped, her very faith is put to the test. She finds those prayers aren’t quite enough and digs a little deeper. The result is amazing.

Ms. Sketchley tells an astounding story of healing and redemption in a way that makes you sit back and take a look. I rarely give a book five stars, but Heaven’s Prey deserves this rating. So, five stars it is, and I pray you’re willing to do more than peek.

This book is available in paperback and several e-formats.

The Author:

Janet Sketchley is a Canadian author with a passion for story. She’s also a wife, mom, daughter, and friend, balancing relationships and responsibilities while learning how faith applies to real life. Combine all that with her quirky imagination to get inspiring novels about everyday women in suspenseful situations, who discover more strength within than they could have dreamed. 


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