Finding Margo by Jen Turano is a contemporary Amish thriller. It is the first book in the Finding Home series which promises to be a totally gripping series. I just could not put the book down.
Finding Margo is a nail biting thriller that will have your heart racing as the past collides with the present and the mystery unravels. A crime from twenty years ago seems to have links to present day crimes as FBI agent Brock asks questions that shake the past.
Finding Margo has the theme of searching. Famous singer, Margo is searching for peace. Her mother has been running her schedules and she cannot stand the pace. Margo, on the run, stumbles across a peaceful Amish community and feels drawn to the people and their lifestyle.
Faith in God has always been important to Margo who loved attending church. Her mother tried to ban her from going but Margo rebelled “Refusing to abandon the one place she’d felt accepted and loved for who she was, not who her parents were, or how much money they had.”
The love of money is the root of all evil. Money motivates people to behave in all sorts of dastardly ways. Money will never make you happy, only faith in God will give you a peace that fulfils you.
God is faithful. He will never leave us alone. The novel shows how He delights when one of His prodigals returns.
There is the mistaken thinking that being a Christian ensures a trouble free life. “He’d always thought if a person led a good life, God would take care of them.” This is skewed thinking. Christians face trouble and hardships too but God walks alongside us and gives His peace in the darkest of times.
Prayer is important. Sincere prayer from the heart always pleases God. He “whispered a prayer… asking God to take care of her.”
Finding Margo was a delightful story as well as being a heart racing thriller. There were some highly amusing moments that had me laughing out loud – mainly involving Margo and a duck or a dog!
Jen Turano masterfully told the story that just gripped me from the start with a fabulous plot and likable characters. I cannot wait for book two.
Finding Margo was the first book I had read by Jen Turano and I am excited to be hunting out more by her.
A fabulous book.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
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