Amazon reviews for– Luke 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy) www.freddyhowardbooks.com


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5.0 out of 5 stars The way stories ought to be told, February 13, 2013
By
Kyle John Janison (Iowa City, Iowa) – See all my reviews

In “Luke 11:24”, Freddy Howard approaches storytelling with an artistry that’s uncommon for books of this genre. He’s carefully selected every word not just for a single purpose but for many – to increase suspense, to develop characters, to create atmosphere – and strings them together in powerful, striking sentences. But don’t be mistaken, he isn’t writing to show off or to be artsy for art’s sake. Indeed, the passages are easy to follow while his wording makes the story compelling. Anyone thinking of penning a book ought to first read “Luke 11:24” as a model for elevating their own writing skills. Oh by the way, that storyline of a serial killer priest with the detective obsessed with catching him? A brilliant idea!

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5.0 out of 5 stars luke 11:24 the dark obsession of a killer clergy, February 13, 2013

This book was very well thought out! it was very suspenseful, and had a really great twist. I would definitely recommend this book to people who like silence of the Lamb type movies, and hopefully the writer of this book will make this into to a film. I give this book a five star rating great job.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth your time, February 10, 2013

I’m skeptial when I read a book is being compared with something from Stephen King & having a reference to a biblical verse. I was thinking poor story line with allot of bible thumping going on. I-was-wrong.

The author clearly developed the characters before writing the book. The story and characters are a great refreshement from the typical genre of this type. Emotions are touched off by each character; I found myself angry and joyous, pissed and happy. Definitely not dry reading.

The way the story moves kept me turning pages, something that I rarely do with books but this drew me in until the end- No matter what anyone says about a book, when you find yourself looking forward to the end of your day or begginig of your break to read is a book that truly is well worth the time spent to read.

I’m not a huge fan of book to movie stuff, perhaps if a good director works on this it will be a good movie to see, but I always say read a book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down, February 9, 2013
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There are books, and there are books. This novel falls into the category of the latter. With many books today being very predictable, this book is a breath of fresh air. Being a former law enforcement officer I could identify with all of the characters. This author takes suspense to a whole new level. I would recommend to all for a good read. THUMBS UP!!!!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT DEBUT, February 3, 2013
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V. Harris (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: LUKE 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy) (The Chronicles of Luke 11:24) (Kindle Edition)

I can truly say after reading this book that it KICKS FICTION BUTT! It’s kind of long for a debut, but it’s a page-turner and sends you through a whirlwind of emotions. Totally worth it! I finished it in a matter of days. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it a 15!

At first I was critical of the multiple prologues, but I think the author was trying to set the tone for the rest of the book while giving background on the characters. He did a great job. He takes you through the lives of several characters, showing both endearing moments and hardships. After reading the author’s bio, I see that he is/was a police officer. I guess that explains the graphic crime details and police lingo.

Some people purchase books because of the cover art. I’m not one of those people, but the cover seemed to me to be a perfect depiction of one of the character’s inner struggle of good vs. evil. In short, the cover is awesome! I was skeptical of the media review on the cover comparing it to the work of Stephen King and Dan Brown, but after reading the book I can see what they meant and can agree that it’s on par with the genre if not better. It’s a thriller with a good mix of mystery, religion and crime. I was hesitant about the purchase upon reading the disclaimer on the cover for mature audience content. I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into, but pleasantly surprised. Yes, it has adult themes but no more than an R-rated movie– though it’s not something I’d want my children reading. It has a religious motif and overtones relating to the Christian faith, but don’t let the biblical verse fool you– it’s not a religious book lauding Catholicism. It may even be sacrilegious to some. Either way, this will generate controversy. If you liked The Da Vinci Code, you’ll LOVE Luke 11:24.

I became hooked on his interesting characters and could see the imagery jump off the page while I was reading. Like a lot of books, I could see this being adapted into a feature length film. Overall, this was a wondrously, mind-blowing read. It includes a snippet for the next book which also grabbed my attention, and I cannot wait to see what else comes from this author. Very impressed!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!, February 24, 2013
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This book is hard to put down, the writing and characterization keeps you wanting to know more and peaks your interest right from page one! I am hooked and cannot wait until his next book comes out.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed!!!, February 19, 2013

I am always a sceptic when it comes to these kind of books, but I must admit, this is a great book. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and has good twists in it. Good job and definitely looking forward to more in the future!!

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