Book Review: Not By Sight

20 Nov

408045_w185Her Sister Couldn’t Be Alive … Could She?


It had to be Riley Jo. She was certain .  .  . wasn’t she? But when Abby Cummings tells her mother she thought she saw her sister at the store, her mother quickly dismisses the idea. After all, Riley Jo and their father had been missing for years. Presumably dead. Yet Abby cannot ignore her intuition. Telling her friend J. D., they investigate. But J. D. may know more about the disappearance than he’s telling, or even realizes. And as they work to uncover what happened, all they have to go on is blind faith. Will it be enough. . .especially considering what the truth might be?

kathy_12-07Suspense novelist Kathy Herman is very much at home in the Christian book industry, having worked five years on staff at the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and eleven years at Better Books Christian Center in Tyler, Texas, as product buyer/manager for the children’s department, and eventually as director of human resources.

She has conducted numerous educational seminars on children’s books at CBA Conventions in the U.S. and Canada, served a preliminary judge for the Gold Medallion Book Awards of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and worked as an independent product/marketing consultant to the CBA market.

Since her first novel, Tested by Fire, debuted in 2001 as a CBA national bestseller, she’s added nineteen more titles to her credit, including seven additional bestsellers: All Things Hidden, The Real Enemy, The Last Word, The Right Call, False Pretenses,Dangerous Mercy, and Relentless Pursuit.

Kathy’s husband Paul is her manager and most ardent supporter, and the former manager of the LifeWay Christian Store in Tyler, Texas. They have three grown children, five almost-perfect grandchildren, a cat named Samantha. They enjoy cruising, deep sea fishing, and birdwatching—sometimes incorporating these hobbies into one big adventure.

My Impressions:

Kathy Herman is a favorite author among many of the members of By The Book. She creates a suspenseful and realistic story with characters the reader comes to care about. Not By Sight is another winner from this talented author.

Abby was a young girl when her father and sister go missing. After five years she is still looking for them even though the rest of her family have given up hope of ever uncovering the mystery of their disappearance. Her dogged determination to uncover the truth and her faith in a miracle drive her and her friend Jaye into danger.

With a unanimous thumbs up, my group recommends Not By Sight for those who love suspense. There are lots of twists to this story and the reader is often aware of things before the characters. This actually adds to the tension for the reader. We had a great discussion of characters’ motivations, the heart break of missing family members and just what it means to live by faith.

Recommended.

Great For Book Clubs.

(I purchased this book for my Kindle. All opinions are mine alone.)

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