Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Book Review of Wounds by Alton Gansky!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


B&H Books (May 1, 2013)


Alton Gansky


Alton L. Gansky is the author of 24 novels and 8 nonfiction works, as well as principle writer of 9 novels and 2 nonfiction books. He has been a Christie Award finalist (A Ship Possessed) and an Angel Award winner (Terminal Justice) and recently was award the ACFW award for best suspense/thriller for his work on Fallen Angel. He holds a BA and MA in biblical studies and Lit.D. He lives in central California with his wife.

In addition to his own writing, Alton Gansky has consulted and provided editing/ writing services to several CBA publishers and written copy, video scripts, and other works for the general business market. Through Gansky.Communications he has consulted with publishers and agents, as well as provided editing services. He is “the go to guy” for co-writing having been selected by Penguin, Waterbrook, Broadman Holman, and other publishers to work with their top tier authors.

Gansky is in frequent demand at writer’s conferences having taught and keynoted in California, Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina, Delaware, Washington, and Canada. He has also been guest lecturer on suspense writing at Taylor University in Indiana.


A man’s lifeless body is found in the fresh soil of San Diego’s botanical garden. Cause of death is asphyxiation, an easy call for the medical examiner. More mysterious, however, are the tiny drops of blood on the victim’s skin, resulting from hundreds of punctures.

A rabbi leaving his house for work expects a regular day at the synagogue. That quickly changes when he discovers a dead man on his front lawn, clearly beaten to death.

Motorcycle riders racing along the empty streets of an abandoned military base stumble across another man’s corpse, its skin revealing long, red-purple marks of a thrashing given with wood dowels.

The numbers mount. Each week another victim and another mysterious clue in a game of mass murder the police don’t want to lose. The solution rests with Dr. Ellis Poe, a religious professor who only wishes to be left alone with his books and classes.

But evil must be faced, and the choice is no longer his own.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Wounds, go HERE.

MY REVIEW-Alton Gansky is an author I go back and forth on. His books interest me and then some of them I just can't get into. But that was not the case with Wounds. I picked it up late in the day, read through almost half of it, and finished it the next day. This is one that is a mystery and almost a thriller type book. The characters draw you in and you see them as very human. They are not perfect by any means!! There is quite an array of people you will meet so you have to stay on top of who everyone is. There are only about four main characters though so not too hard. The camaraderie between the two homicide detectives is quite hilarious and I found myself laughing, even in the midst of the violence. And believe me, it is pretty nasty. Gansky knows how to creep a reader out. Just kidding, kind of:) It was a very good book overall and is one of those who-dun-it types. Lots of good mystery!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

1 comment:

Cozy in Texas said...

Sounds like a gripping story.

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