CFBA Tour Review: Poison Town by Creston Mapes

Posted 19 March, 2014 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

CFBA Tour Review: Poison Town by Creston Mapes

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Poison Town
David C. Cook (February 1, 2014)
Creston Mapes

Creston has fond memories of his boyhood in Bath, Ohio, where he became enchanted with his future wife, way back in the fourth grade. His father, Bernie, owned and operated The Weathervane Furniture Shop in town. The whole family lived right upstairs in the century-old house known as “The Shop.”

Creston studied journalism at Bowling Green State University, then began his writing career. During the past 30 years, he has worked as a reporter, corporate copywriter, creative director, freelance writer, and author.

There’s More Than One Kind of Poison in This Town

People are sick and dying. Rumors are swirling. Some claim chemicals leaking from a manufacturing plant are causing the cancer that’s crippling people on the poor side of Trenton City, Ohio. Yet nothing at the plant appears amiss.

The problem remains a mystery until reporter Jack Crittendon’s long-time mechanic falls ill and he investigates. Soon Jack becomes engulfed in a smokescreen of lies, setups, greed, and scandal.

The deeper he digs, the more toxic the corruption he uncovers. As he faces off with the big-time players behind the scenes and tries to beat the clock before more people die, he realizes the chillingly unthinkable–he knows too much.

If you’d like to read the first chapter of Poison Town, go HERE.

My Thoughts: 
Holy moly this was incredibly intense! Mr. Mapes always has a way of capturing me with a style of wit and white knuckle suspense. I love the feeling I get opening his novels and knowing that by the end of the story I will be hooked so much, I will find myself on the edge of my seats, literally, with knuckles gripping the book. 

Poison Town is one of those novels and I didn’t want it to end. I wanted more and more of the incredible intensity that is Mr. Mapes’ style. I loved turning each page, sometimes getting mad at the characters, other times wondering if Jack would overcome the path that lies in front of him. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this 5 star worthy read, following Jack, finding the clues, learning more than I wanted to learn about a town full of a poison I never want to come across: greed. I can’t imagine it. Once again, Mr. Mapes is high on my recommendation list with this incredible novel. Just be warned……it will hook you and never let you go. I’m still reflecting on it! 

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