About the Book
Book: Frost Heaves
Author: Alana Terry
Genre: Contemporary Christian mystery/suspense
Release Date: March 15, 2019
Jade will do anything to rescue her daughter.
Even risk her own life.
Or take someone else’s…
Jade’s a single mom with one goal: to give her daughter a happy childhood, free from the fears and abuse Jade experienced growing up in a cult.
Even though she broke free from her traumatic and dangerous past, Jade is still haunted by fiends … both seen and unseen … and by secrets some people will try to silence forever.
A fast-paced, can’t-stop-reading Christian thriller set in the heart of rural Alaska, Frost Heaves is real, relevant, and almost impossible to put down.
Just like you’d expect from award-winning author Alana Terry.
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This was by far my favorite book in the series. The books are all standalones so they don’t have to be read in any particular order. Especially when detailing traumatic events, I felt that this book did a much better job of revealing to the reader what happened without going too deep into descriptive content. I found some of the violence to be even more intense but it wasn’t as graphic or drawn-out as it could have been and I appreciated that.
I don’t know what it is exactly, but cults have always intrigued me. Without giving too much away, Jade and her family left the cult a few years back after Jade became pregnant with her daughter Dez. When Dez disappears she is forced to look back at her life with the cult and consider if any of the people from her past may be responsible. As with any other cult, I struggle to fathom how people can twist biblical doctrine for their own purposes and lead people astray into bondage.
The suspense in this novel was tangibly felt throughout. It was not an easy book to put down at any point. I would recommend it to suspense fans who particularly like a lot of intensity.
*I received a copy of this book through CelebrateLit. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
About the Author
Alana is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers’ Favorite, and more. Alana’s passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.
More from Alana
While my childhood was spent in the lower 48 states, my husband and I moved to Alaska and this beautiful state has now become the place I call home. Even though adjusting to rural living (we moved to a town with only 400 residents) took some getting used to, I have grown to love everything about Alaska.
In fact, I love it so much, I thought to myself, “I want to share the beauty of where we live with my readers.” And the best way I could think of to do that was to write a three-book, standalone series showcasing some of the wonderful things about Alaska living.
However, it wouldn’t be an Alana Terry series without a lot of exciting, fast-paced suspense readers have grown to love. Identity Theft, Termination Dust, and Frost Heaves are filled with action, adventure, mystery and even a little bit of romance.
Three different stories. All set in my beautiful state of Alaska. With all the action, adventure, suspense, and underlying hope that readers have come to love.
One reviewer described Frost Heaves as “… full of suspense, covered with faith and truth, and sweetened with a touch of romance.”
I wrote these books to share my love of Alaska as well as God’s love and redemption with others. And I hope you’ll turn the last page satisfied, but ready for more.
If the Alaska Refuge Christian Suspense series is your introduction to Alana Terry books, you’ve read all three in the series (in any order), and you’re ready for more action, I’d like to introduce you to Kennedy Stern. Read Unplanned, Book 1 in the 9 book series. Once you get started, I’m sure you won’t want to put it down.
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Sounds like a fabulous book and one that I would greatly enjoy having the opportunity to read. I’ve added it to my TBR list.
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Great review, Becca! 🙂
Thanks Nicole! 🙂
This was quite a page-turner! The part about the cult really rang true; we have a number of friends who came out of a very controlling cult, and their stories sound like what is in this book.
Oh wow! What a powerful connection!
Thank you for taking the time to share your terrific book with us. I enjoyed reading about it.
You’re welcome thanks for stopping by! 🙂
I’ve enjoyed others by this author and I’m looking forward to reading this one!
Great review Becca. I enjoyed this one as well. This is a good series.