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Review of Fatal Breach
July 17, 2013
I’d like to share a great review of Fatal Breach from a reader in Belmar. Thank you Alison.
Fatal Breach Linda Rawlins Riverbench Publishing, 2013 I read this sequel (the second volume in Rawlins’s Rocky Meadow Mysteries series) without having read “The Bench” (2011). Nonetheless, I was immediately absorbed in the small-town Vermont setting and the compelling characters, who transcend type (the wounded physician, recovering alcoholic priest, or vulnerable teen girl) and are believable and well-developed. Amidst the recent surfeit of Vatican conspiracy thrillers, “Fatal Breach” offers an alternate, refreshing view of the church as an inclusive, healing community, and portrays the spiritual life as intensely practical and grounded in service to “the least of these,” yet readily permeable by the numinous and providential presence of God. The central plotline of a Robin Hood-like cybercrimes ring of “hacktivists” could have been more fully developed, and I was hoping for more closure of this theme by the end of the novel. However, Rawlins has clearly set the reader up for a continuing exploration of human and divine mysteries in Rocky Meadow. Alison Trembly Belmar, NJ July 2013