Monday, November 7, 2011

Review: Deadly Disclosures (Dinah Harris Mysteries #1) by Julie Cave

Deadly Disclosures
(Dinah Harris Mysteries #1)
by Julie Cave

Paperback, 288 pages

Published February 15th 2010
by New Leaf Publishing Group/Master Books

ISBN 0890515840 (ISBN13: 9780890515846)

About Book:
A Suspense-filled fiction mystery which answers an ominous question: How far will some go to silence an influential Christian voice?
Thomas Whitfield, proud Secretary of the Smithsonian and its extensive scientific influence, has disappeared from his office with foul play suspected. Dinah Harris, an FBI agent struggling with alcohol and depression, is seeking answers amidst the fallout of her own personal issues. Whitfield's body is eventually found, and other people connected to him begin dying as well, ultimately exposing a broader conspiracy connected to him begin dying as well, ultimately exposing a broader conspiracy connected to Whitfield's recent conversion to Christ and promotion of a biblical worldview in an academic world of financial gain hostile to this concept. Will Dinah be able to experience the redemptive power of Christ before it's too late? Or will the ominous danger stalking her investigation claim another victim?

About Author:
At fifteen, two things happened which would shape her future: she heard a creation science speaker at her church which cemented her faith in God; and she finished her second novel-length story and realised she had fallen in love with writing novels.

After school, she completed a health science degree, got married, and worked in banking and finance. All the while she wondered how she could combine her love of writing and her strong passion for Christian apologetics and evangelism. One weekend at a church camp, a friend asked, ‘What if the guy in charge of the Smithsonian Institution went missing?’

The result – and the answer to that question – is Julie’s maiden published novel, Deadly Disclosures. It was released in May 2010.

The second book in the Dinah Harris mystery trilogy, The Shadowed Mind, was released in October 2010. In this novel, Dinah is confronted with two very different opinions on the value of human life.

The third book, Pieces of Light, delves into the secular humanist movement to remove God from our culture.

Recently, readers voted Julie #4 in the top ten New Authors for 2010, and her novels Deadly Disclosures and The Shadowed Mind tied in 10th place for Best Suspense Novel of the Year.

Julie has two daughters and lives in Brisbane, Australia with her family. She divides her time between being a wife, a mother and an author.

Check out Julie's Blog: How a Dinah Harris Mystery Comes Together
View more on Julie Cave's website »

My Thoughts:
I don't normally read mystery genre. So it took me longer to read this book compared to what I normally read. But it did not take away from this amazing book.

As I got to reading the story was very intense. Dinah Harris is a FBI agent. Due to the loss of Dinah's husband and young son she falls into a deep depression and turned to alcohol for comfort. She battles with the fact that she has no desire live anymore.
Due to her abuse of alcohol she was responsible for the death of a young man that was an informant in a gang investigation. Because of her actions she is removed from active duty and put to work at teaching a class for the FBI.

She is pulled back into active duty even though it is very apparent that she has a drinking problem. She is asked to assist in a very high profile case of the death the Secretary of the Smithsonian Museum. The case turns into a real puzzle because they know someone within the system has to be involved.

The author goes into great detail about the case. She also has an amazing skill when she goes into explaining the tension between the two issues and groups, Evolution and Creation.

If you enjoy mysteries this is definitely the book for you.

I give this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a copy of this book for review from the author. I was in no way compensated for this review. This review is my honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. I just finished reading the book deadly disclosures by julie cave last night the book was great and a must read. It talks about science and god and the bible. It makes you think and revalue what you believe and its a great mystery. I would reccommend this book to anyone especially if you love a good mystery. I would give this book a 2 thumbs up and 5 out of 5 stars.