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Thursday, February 2, 2012

"Pieces of Light" by Julie Cave


Pieces of Light, Dinah Harris Mystery Series #3

Dinah Harris' life is finally beginning to come together.  With sobriety coming easier and her faith playing a larger role in her life as she joins a small group at church, Dinah is successfully working as a private consultant.  She's soon drawn into a case that has all of the metro-DC area alarmed as churches become the targets of bombs - and not of the smoke variety.  With the death toll rising and few clues pointing the way, the investigation depends on Harris' sharp profiling skills.  It soon becomes clear that someone is seeking revenge on the church at large, and there seems to be no end in sight.  Can Harris find and disarm the bomber before she becomes the next victim?

In Deadly Disclosures Dinah's life was full of darkness.  She held such possibility, such skill, and was so broken that you couldn't help but cheer for her despite her many flaws and impossible decisions, but in Pieces of Light she is just that:  full of promise, hope, light.  At this point in her story the reader is no longer shaking their head sadly over her plight but instead standing on tiptoes, applauding her choices and basking in the glare of her newfound hope.  The two novels have completely different feels to them and yet both showcase the transformation that a person undergoes after finding new life in Jesus.  I love this change in Dinah and the expert way that Cave shows it in her writing.

Cave ends the trilogy in an unusual way.  Dinah Harris' story is wrapped up, and while you don't know exactly what's going to happen, you can be awfully sure; but from the remnants of the first two books rises a new possibility for a sequel.  This ending is so unforeseen, so unexpected, that it completely intrigued me - to the point that (after mulling over the ending for a few days) I broke out the computer and emailed Cave herself.  Cave declared that this was only expected to be a trilogy, but that there may be a sequel on the way ... or maybe not.  Either way, she plans to keep writing, and I, for one, can't wait to read the next book.

Julie Cave is giving away the complete trilogy!  Here's how to win:
  • Mandatory Entry:  Leave a comment on this post telling about your favorite kind of ending.  Do you like all loose ends to be wrapped up, or do you prefer the kind of story that simmers gently in the back of your mind for a few days?
  • Bonus Entry:  Comment on my Deadly Disclosures and/or Shadowed Mind reviews.
  • Bonus Entry: Share about this giveaway on your favorite social media site.  Share as many times as you like - just leave a comment for each below telling how you spread the word!
  • Bonus Entry: Join forces with A Nest in the Rocks in some way - subscribe, GFC, Pinterest, etc. - and leave a comment for each that you do.
A winner will be chosen randomly on February 8th at noon.  The winner will be emailed shortly thereafter and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  Entries without a valid email address will be disqualified.

This post was shared at Bless a Blogger Friday.


  1. Thanks for this well-written review and for sharing it on Bless a Blogger Friday. It's always great to hear someone's opinion before spending time reading a book.
    I know the give-away is over, but I thought I'd still share my favorite kind of ending...I like things to turn out well even though I know life doesn't always do that. But I like the ending to be a bit intriguing...not something you were expecting.
    I'm praying for your blog and asking God to bless it and bless you!

  2. Glad I visited your blog from Bless a Blogger Friday on Bible Love Notes. Thanks for sharing your review and for allowing God to use you to bless others. What a beautiful family picture on your blog! Praying for you and God bless you!

  3. I like a story that simmers, so I can decide in my mind how it ends

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  4. I like the loose ends to be wrapped up, or it drives me crazy!

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  5. Like you on FB--Laura Shops

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  6. Commented on Deadly Disclosures

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  7. Commented on The Shadowed Mind

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