Bestselling inspirational author, Beth Moore steps into the field of fiction September 20 with an exciting, character-based, mystery release that is sure to keep you up late. Beth Moore's "The Undoing of Saint Silvanus" includes a southern murder mystery, a mysterious church turned apartment house named “Saint Sans,’" an odd assortment of tenants and a complex family who struggle with faith and broken relationships.
The story opens with Sergeant Cal DaCosta's arrival at a New Orleans crime scene where he throws his car into park and mutters, "Sheesh. Eighty-four degrees and barely daylight. That body's going to be ripe."
Thus begins an unusual Christian-based murder mystery that swirls around a young woman named Jillian Slater who lives in San Francisco when she's told her father drank himself to death.
Jillian hasn't seen her father in 20 years. So when the manager of her grandmother's apartment house, who Jillian calls the “ice queen,” says her grandmother will pay all expenses if she returns to New Orleans for her father’s funeral, she accepts.
Jillian couldn't know that was a lie. She also couldn't know a mysterious murder and spiritual and personal danger waited for her in New Orleans. “The Undoing of Saint Silvanus” is a murder mystery wrapped in secrets, broken relationships and unexplained events that will soon challenge everything Jillian believes in.
Beth Moore's well-crafted debut into the mystery fiction genre has all the ingredients of an engaging run-away bestseller and does not disappoint. The author hopes the book will connect with readers and "inspire a conversation about the role of faith in extreme brokenness" and I suspect it will. A definite 5 out of 5 star read!
'The Undoing of Saint Silvanus,' by Beth Moore, Tyndale House Publishers, Hardcover, September 20, 2016, 480 Pages, 978-1496416476, $24.99
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