Fear Has a Name: A Pulse-Pounding Contemporary Christian Thriller (The Crittendon Files Book 1)
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05/10/2022

A Haunting Name From the Past . . .

Granger Meade was mentally scarred as a boy by his religious zealot parents. He was bullied at school for his quiet, oafish appearance, which naturally made him a loner and outcast.

But one girl treated him differently—Pamela Wagner. Pam talked to Granger, took an interest, listened, made him feel like a human being. She cared when no one else did, and Granger loved her for it; and still does 20 years later.

So Granger goes back to their Ohio town. Back to Pamela. But she is happily married to reporter Jack Crittendon, who's embroiled in a time-sensitive story about a pastor who's disappeared and left a suicide note; a case swirling with suspicion and talk of scandal.

With tension on every page, Amazon #1 Best-Selling author Creston Mapes demonstrates why he is a "Top Pick" among mystery, fiction and thriller lovers.

Fans of DiAnn Mills, Terri Blackstock, Susan Sleeman, Alton Gansky, Karen Kingsbury, and Robin Patchen will love this thriller from award-winning and bestselling author Creston Mapes.

Reader praise for Fear Has a Name

★★★★★ Gripping Suspense, Edge of Your Seat Reading. Fear Has a Name is a gripping Christian suspense novel that gives you everything you want from cover to cover. You will be on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next. The best thing about this novel from a Christian readers perspective is the way that faith, mercy and forgiveness are woven seamlessly throughout the book . . . A very good read for anyone who likes Christian Suspense and drama. Once you start reading you won't be able to stop until it's done.

★★★★★ First time I have read a Christian suspense novel . . . I'm hooked. Honestly not sure how I stumbled on to this book but have found a new genre. I have read a lot of suspense and crime novels and didn't know there were Christian suspense novels until this one! Creston Mapes is an incredible author. Powerful storytelling with believable characters and plenty of suspense.

★★★★★ Fast-Paced Christian Thriller. Two intriguing storylines converge in the end . . . I read late into the night, and after I went to sleep, I had a nightmare about being kidnapped like Pamela. I woke up and had to finish the book before I went back to sleep.

★★★★★ This is an excellent and gripping Christian Fiction thriller that will keep you glued to the pages until the very end. Or, if you are like me, it will keep you up all night because you can’t walk away from it. The story line is enticing and action packed.

★★★★★ Highly Recommend. This was a great read! I enjoy clean suspense. The plot was well laid out. The Christian themes were strong. This book is a ministry, and it was nice to see such a strong statement of faith presented in a story that was full of real life hurt, pain, and imperfection.

★★★★★ Creston Mapes has a new series called "The Crittendon Files" that promises to be his best writing yet . . . We aren't supposed to make a personal connection and actually feel empathy with the bad guy in a book, right? But Granger is, in my opinion, one of the best written antagonists I have ever read. And the final paragraph in this book really hit home for me. I mean...it was a jaw dropping wow moment that I haven't had since Ted Dekker's "Heaven" series . . . If you only buy one book this year, make sure you buy this one . . . It's that good.

Genre:
Books in the contemporary fiction genre are composed of stories that may happen to real people in actual settings. The novels don't fall under other genres or categories. They often happen in precisely the same period that the reader is living (the present), with things that are now, or might be occurring, precisely the same period. The contemporary genre also contains conversational and casual dialogue and sometimes even regional dialects. Contemporary fiction novels will provide you a lot of choices to grow your life reading list. Writers, generally speaking, search for what's trending in their own time for their literary work since it lets them illuminate the weakness or strength of the society.

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