MIRACLES
by Julie Marshall

February 2006
ISBN: 0-8439-5647-X
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A deadly sniper is terrorizing citizens and Detective Steve Mason is frustrated by their lack of leads. The three dead have nothing in common, except they were picked out at random by the killer. A green sedan was spotted in the area of one of the shottings, but that is the only clue they have, and it may be worthless.


Reporter Lydia Chandler is desperate for a story about the sniper, but news is slim, other than there is nothing to report. When a drunk teen driver causes an accident at a main intersection, Lydia is there with her camera crew. Some one snaps a picture of a police office defending himself from the teenager, and Steve is upset to see that the report of the accident is on the front page of the newspaper with police brutality as the headline.


George Taylor is dying of cancer, and Jim Hunt is fighting the pull of alcohol and peer pressure. Somehow, these four individuals must pull together to fight their demons and yet discover who the sniper is before he strikes again.


Miracles is the newest release by acclaimed author Bobbi Smith. The story was interesting, but I found it difficult to get into because the author was in everyone’s head, sometimes point of view shifted in the middle of the same sentence. If the story had been cleaned up it would have been much easier to get into.


I wasn’t quite sure if the Inspirational touch was Catholic or Episcopalian, as the minister was a priest and it wasn’t made clear. The theme is where is God’s hand in this troubled world? It is a valid question and one that every one wonders from time to time.


Reviewed in June 2006 by Laura.

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