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Creston has fond memories of his boyhood in Bath, Ohio, where he became enchanted with his future wife, way back in the fourth grade. His father, Bernie, owned and operated The Weathervane Furniture Shop in town. The whole family lived right upstairs in the century-old house known as “The Shop.”
Creston studied journalism at Bowling Green State University, then began his writing career. During the past 30 years, he has worked as a reporter, corporate copywriter, creative director, freelance writer, and author.
From popular suspense author Creston Mapes comes another faith-building thriller, a tale that follows journalist Jack Crittendon as he fights to protect his family from a stalker’s terrifying schemes, investigates a pastor’s mysterious disappearance, and struggles to keep his faith amidst unthinkable fear.
With his family’s safety on the line, Crittendon realizes there are secrets behind “Christian” walls–secrets with painful, deadly implications. He must find the faith to trust a God who allows inconceivable trials, and the courage to guard his family, with danger exploding at every turn.
Through it all–the sharp, character-driven writing for which Mapes is known–takes fans and new readers on an edge-of-your-seat journey that explores the harsh, far-reaching consequences of bullying and the Christian response to fear.
Heidi Says . . .
Several years ago, I had the opportunity to review Nobody by Creston Mapes, and to interview the author. I really, really liked that book and said, at that time, that I’d definitely pick up more books by the author. However, up until now, no more Creston Mapes books have crossed my path! So, when I saw Fear Has a Name come up on a CFBA book list, I got excited for the opportunity to read another of his books.
Fear Has a Name did not disappoint. As I said about Nobody, Fear Has a Name was a perfect blend of mystery and suspense, while being clean, uplifting fiction. I very much enjoyed the main character in this book – Jack Crittendon – and am glad that it seems this book will be the start of a series focused on this newspaper journalist character. The supporting “cast” in the book was also very believable and easy to get to know. Two stories were interwoven throughout the book – and I kept wondering how they would end up coming together. The ending was perfect!
I would definitely recommend Creston Mapes as an author to add to your “must read” list. I’ll be passing this book on. It’s worth sharing!