This is a fun, page-turning mystery with characters you'll be thinking about long after you finish the book. Written with straight-forward prose and charming descriptions, I read the entire book in two sittings. Great romp you'll want to take to the beach - although, maybe not near Virginia Beach where the book takes place! -- Kiki, Amazon reviewer
In The Name Of The Father by Judi Coltman

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Time doesn't quell a killer's instinct and there is no place to find solace. . . not even in His house.

Liz's best friend rode off on the back of a motorcycle when she was 16 years old. Her body parts washed up on the shores of a Virginia beach community days later, prompting Liz's parents to sequester her away to Richmond, far away from the vicious murder.

Now on her own, Liz returns to take back that part of her life and make peace with the events of her 16th summer.

John Williams's heart broke when, after being questioned in the grisly murder, Liz's parents spirited her away for good, leaving him grieving for his forsaken love. With the guidance of his father, the community preacher, John moves on with a clear understanding of his life's mission.

When another body turns up, safety becomes elusive, even in the small community church where the answers are hidden. Liz and John have to face the truth that the killer is still out there. Waiting. Watching them.

WARNING: There is one chapter that involves veiled sex, drug use and some language.

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Meet the Author

Raised in an affluent suburb of Detroit, Judi Coltman grew up in a female heavy household with an urban sense of "normal." Coltman attended Michigan State University, majoring in Journalism until a professor requested she switch majors - "Apparently making a story better with added features isn't acceptable in the news world," Coltman laments. With a BA in English from Northern Illinois University, Coltman has written for local, regional and national publications. Most recently, Coltman has been focusing on her true passion, delving into the realm or fiction. In The Name Of The Father is Coltman's first novel, a suspense/thriller. Currently working on her next novel, Coltman is still writing a blog called, "My Life in a Nutshell," from where her humorous book material was born. Often compared to Erma Bombeck, Coltman sees the humor in the absurdity of everyday life and then tells anyone who will listen. Judi Coltman and her husband split their time between northern Illinois and the California desert. Sometimes they even pass each other at the airport.

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