FINALIST IN THE WORD AWARDS (SUSPENSE CATEGORY)
A grieving woman is abducted by a serial killer—and it may be the answer to her prayers.
Despite her husband’s objections, 40-something Ruth Warner finds healing through prayer for Harry Silver, the former race car driver who brutally raped and murdered her niece. When a kidnapping-gone-wrong pegs her as his next victim, Harry claims that by destroying the one person who’d pray for him, he proves God can’t—or won’t—look after His own. Can Ruth’s faith sustain her to the end—whatever the cost?
Heaven’s Prey is about a dangerous offender’s last chance at redemption and a vulnerable woman’s obedience to pray for her enemy—not the gentle inspirational read many associate with Christian fiction. The first edition of this novel was a finalist in the 2013 Word Awards (suspense category).
If you like issue-driven, faith-filled Christian suspense and you believe in the power of prayer and forgiveness, grab your copy of Heaven’s Prey today.
Meet the characters:
- Ruth Warner: abducted by the serial killer she’s been praying for.
- Tony Warner: the guy whose wife gets abducted.
- Harry Silver: the villain.
- The supporting cast: others affected by the story.
And read the prologue (not in the novel): Heaven’s Prey prologue.
Check out the Heaven’s Prey playlist: YouTube (music that complements the characters and theme)
- “Come Into His Kingdom,” by Sheila Walsh (I think of this as the Heaven’s Prey theme song)
- “Here and Someday,” by Jonny Diaz (Ruth’s song for Susan)
- “With Hope,” by Steven Curtis Chapman (Ruth’s sister Lorna’s song for Susan)
- “Surrendering,” by Sheila Walsh (Ruth’s song for Tony)
- “In Christ Alone,” sung in the playlist by Adrienne Liesching and Geoff Moore (an anchoring song for Ruth)
- “Blessed Be Your Name,” by Matt Redman (an anchoring song for Ruth)
- “Don’t Turn Your Back on Jesus,” by Sheila Walsh (with apologies for the techno-pop sound)
- “Amazing Grace,” sung in the playlist by Susan Boyle
- “To God Be the Glory,” sung in the playlist by the Royal Albert Hall Audience and Stage Choirs in 2012 (also a good theme song)
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