Jul 282011
 

Double Minds by Terri Blackstock
Rating: Did Not Finish
Source: Local library
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

This is an odd mixture of murder and Christian music. Parker is a songwriter with a homicide detective brother. When a coworker is killed, her brother investigates, with her nosing in.

Parker had an unusual view of her brother: she worried he was too incompetent to investigate homicides. This is a rarely expressed viewpoint in books, and while interesting, it was not encouraging. This was the main reason Parker felt the need to do her own investigating, but it just didn’t ring true.

The Christian music angle in the story really took centre stage every time it was mentioned. At those times, the rest of the story was overshadowed and pushed aside. The music angle seemed like it should be secondary, and it was annoying to have it steal the spotlight repeatedly. This may have been less of an issue if the Christian focus was less pushy. It seemed like the religious portions were being pushed into the readers face.

I couldn’t finish the story because of the overwhelmingly forceful religious sections. If the murder plot had consistently been the main focus, this may have been different.

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