Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review | Heartfelt Cases Book 1: The Collins Case by Julie C. Gilbert @authorgilbert

Title: The Collins Case
Series: Heartfelt Cases (Book 1)
Author: Julie C. Gilbert
Release Date: October 31, 2012
Genre: Christian Mystery


Working for the FBI certainly isn’t a “normal” job, but Special Agent Julie Ann Davidson has never encountered a case as personal as this one. Although not officially assigned to the case, Ann and her partner, Patrick Duncan, take up the cause of finding Rachel, Jason, and Emily Collins. As if that task wasn’t enough, Ann and Patrick also have a baffling case of internet thievery to investigate.

Who is Christopher Collins and what about his past is endangering his family? Where are Rachel and the kids being held? Where is God in the midst of chaos? Will Ann and Patrick arrive in time or will they find only pain?


This is the third book by Julie C. Gilbert I have read and she pulled me into the story from the start.  She has a talent for writing Christian Mystery.  The suspense of who done what keeps you turning the pages.  The characters are well written and the plot unique.

FBI Agent Julie Anne plays a perfect role.  She's not the damsel in distress or a woman that doesn't know how to use her brain to figure things out.  She doesn't let the clues pass her by even though it's one of her High School friends life on the line.  She puts her head together with her partner and pieces the puzzle together little by little.

Christopher Collins has started a new life, with a loving wife and children in his future.  Leaving the past where it lies doesn't seem to fit the bill for his ex-friend he used to work with.  His past catches up with him and quick putting his wife and children in danger.  No matter what it takes he will find a way....keeping his family alive is his only option.

This book held me captive from the start, never a moment of disappointment and I'm ready to jump right into book 2, The Kiverson Case already.

About the Author
Julie mainly confines her writing to three genres: Christian inspirational, YA real-world science fiction, and normal science fiction.

She likes teaching, writing, reading, sleeping, doing puzzles, and hanging out with friends. (Not necessarily in that order)

Writing has made her super picky about the things she reads but normally, her reading list includes something that fits under the thriller, mystery, science fiction, or fantasy.

Occasionally, she attempts short poetry. The poems turn into songs, which she sings with abandon when nobody's looking.

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