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Dare to be peculiar. Kathryn Lang knows that living a life of peace and joy no matter the circumstances seems weird, out of the ordinary and just plain strange to most people. But being normal is over-rated.
Kathryn is an author, speaker and columnist that shares words of encouragement and motivation for finding that EXTRAordinary path.
on Feb. 08, 2013 :
I received this book for free in return for my honest review.
Watch is book two of the Big Springs Novels by Kathryn Lang. If you haven’t read the first novel Run you may want to. However, Watch works well as a stand alone Novel. In Watch we are returned to the town of Big Springs, Alabama. It’s your typical small southern town. It’s biggest claim to fame is its lake and the tourist and fishing industry that brings. This tale follow Karen, the investigative reporter for the local newspaper.
We arrive in Big Springs on the night of the latest Mayoral Election. Like everyone else in town Karen is waiting the results. The whole town is shocked when the results are announce for the incumbent mayor retained his seat by one single vote. That’s were our tale starts but it soon evolves into a murder investigation, couple with a corrupt election investigation. All the while some very peculiar strangers seem to have to much of an interest in the case. Before long we realize that while Karen is watching the town and trying to investigate her friend and mentors death those strangers are watching her. Well she solve the mystery or will her investigating end in her and John’s untimely death?
Mrs. Lang has once again crafted a tale fraught with danger and a good investigation. All of the old gang from run make appearances in watch but the story is centered around Karen and her police friend John. As Karen tries to peal back the layers of the mystery surrounding her friends death she turns to John for help. John at the advice of some of his informants returns to the town of Big Springs this time not to catch a killer but to protect the woman he loves, Karen.
There’s plenty of stuff in this book for everyone love, danger, murder, political intrigue, and even spelunking. Take all that and wrap it around a tale filled with faith being lived out in a real life way and you have the perfect Christian novel. Kathryn once again rises to the occasion and has craft a tale you can’t put down. Like the first I read Watch in all one setting. Unlike Run I wasn’t sure who the principal bad guys were until Mrs. Lang revealed them. Because of that lack of surprise in Run I gave it four stars. With Watch Mrs. Lang has redeemed herself and proven that the longer an author works at their craft the better they become. Watch earns five stars only because that’s all I can give her. If you only read one Novel in 2013 you could do worse than choose Watch.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)