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26 December 2010


Gutteridge, Rene. Possession. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2010.

Vance Graegan and his family are starting over.  After twenty years on the police force, including the investigation of the infamous sniper case, Vance is moving his family to the West Coast.  They are hoping to start a new life far away from the memories of the sniper case.  But someone else wants to interfere with their plans.  Before the Graegans have a chance to settle in, their possessions are held for ransom.  While Vance suffers from an undiagnosed case of PTSD, nothing is what it seems.  And if the Graegans can't get to the bottom of this situation in time, it may be too late for a new start.

I will admit it: this book was hard to get into.  The first eighty pages had me wondering if I would continue.  However, the story picked up considerably after that, and I found myself looking forward to the time I had to sit and read.  The flashbacks Vance experiences are difficult to read through, as there is no transition from "real time" to "flashback," but having experienced flashbacks myself, I understand that this is how they really work, so I was willing to forgive the author for making the flashbacks so disorienting. Overall, this book is a decent read, definitely worth checking out of the library. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purposes of review.

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