The murder of Krista Carmichael’s 14-year-old sister by an online predator has shaken her faith and made her question God’s justice and protection. Desperate to find the killer, she creates an online persona to bait the predator. But when the stalker turns his sights on her, will Krista be able to control the outcome?
Ryan Adkins started the social network GrapeVyne in his college dorm and has grown it into a billion-dollar corporation. But he never expected it to become a stalking ground for online predators. One of them lives in his town and has killed two girls and attacked a third. When Ryan meets Krista, the murders become more than a news story to him, and everything is on the line.
Joining forces, he and Krista set out to stop the killer. But when hunters pursue a hunter, the tables can easily turn. Only God can protect them now.
©2010 Terri Blackstock (P)2010 Zondervan
Predator was a fast moving and well written book. Terri Blackstock has manage to write about a serious subject using a fictional story with life like characters. I was absolutely captavitated by this audio book. I found it to be entertaining and yet educational. I will be purchasing several copies of Predator to give to my daughter and her friends. This is a book that every teenager and young adult should read. I really appreciated the comments that Terri Blackstock wrote at the end and the scriptures that she referenced. Admittedly I found myself tearfully asking the LORD to forgive me for whinning. I plan to purchase more of Terri Blackstock's audio books. Thank you Terri Blackstock !
There is hope for Christian fiction!
The story is suspenseful and relevant. It also does credit to Mystery by not having the ending COMPLETELY obvious. (It's still fairly easy to figure out, but there are some 'false clues' that make it feel more realistic.) The romance is understated and well-written. The characters are interesting, and I found Krista's struggle with doubt refreshing compared to most books in this genre.
The reader did an excellent job, too.
I thought this was a very good book. It is a great book to help inform people about the dangers of the internet. I would recommend this book for young people to read, or listen to. People are too trusting and give too much information out on the internet.
It was packed full of action and suspense! Great book. Held my attention.
Its an okay story that might get people to think about some of the reasons to be somewhat cautious about what one posts on social networks. What bothers me is the Christian religious overtones in the plot line. Not that its a bad thing, its just that I would like to know if a book has this religious integration BEFORE I purchase it.
I pray and go to church every Sunday. I would have liked a little more warning of the nature of this book, however. I guess I like my serial killers and religion, like church and state, separated.
Read this book for a book club and really enjoyed it. The twists and turns of the story kept me in my car in the parking lot listening.
Great narration, believable character inflection, short chapters, nice twists, pleasant narrative voice.
Revelation of the predator or maybe the death of the predator by dogs --nice touch.
No, this is the first --but I thought it was perfectly done, especially that a female portrayed men and women so credibly without emoting.
No, Maybe three settings due to time constraints. We purchased it to listen to in the car as we made two different long trips.
Great moral message for our time. Important warning for vulnerable people. Naivete, either from a refusal to learn or from just being young can be deadly. The best defense from this type of predator is to never tred on his territory. These creeps are strong, mean, heartless, and usually sociopathic or schizophrenic. If a young woman or man is caught in a predator's web, they usually pay with their lives, and always with their innocence.
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