Monday, June 13, 2011

Book Review: Foggy with a Chance of Murder by GG Vandagriff

Foggy with a Chance of Murder is the newest novel by renowned LDS author GG Vandagriff, who won a Whitney Award for her novel, The Last Waltz.  I've had the chance to get to know GG a bit over the last few years and have found her to be a delightful person as well as a popular author.

From the back cover:  What should have been a peaceful walk on the beach turns tragic when best-selling suspense author Chloe Greene fails to save a ten-year-old boy from drowning along the California coast. For Chloe, the boy's death is simply more evidence that God does not exist - that anyone or anything can be taken by random chance, just as her own father was taken five years earlier.

Rob Stevens, the boy's grieving father and a recent widower, isn't sure he believes in God anymore, either, but when he becomes the target in a chain of violent attacks that are anything but random, he is forced to examine what he believes and what he has to live for.

As the pair search for answers, Chloe is introduced to a new religion that offers her the first hope and peace she has felt in years. That peace is threatened, however, when Chloe's old boyfriend, Luke, reenters her life and stirs up old memories and old desires.

Chloe finds herself at a crossroads of the heart as well as of the soul, but her chance for a new beginning could be destroyed when a dense fog provides the perfect cover for an unknown assailant and one final attack.

My Thoughts:  This book is a good modern-day parable about the way the Atonement of Jesus Christ can change lives as people open up their hearts to repentance and try diligently to overcome the things that are holding them back. 

Hats off to GG for producing another compelling story for her adoring fans!

FTC: I received a copy of this novel for review, and was in no other way compensated. 


Donna K. Weaver said...

Another book to add to my "to read" list.

G.G. Vandagriff said...

You couldn't have given me a greater compliment. Helping people understand and use the atonement is the purpose for my writing. BTW you will be getting an e-mail for my big virtual book launch tomorrow. The Crazy Ladies have finally made it into print: "The Only Way to Paradise."

kbrebes said...

This sounds impressive. I look forward to reading her book. Great reveiw, Tristi.

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Love the title of this book! How can you not pick up a book with a title like that? :-)

Heather B. Moore said...

This was a great read!

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