Traces by Denise Weimer is a contemporary Christian suspense that will have your heart racing as you read.
The main themes are about trust, hiding and running. In life we may choose to run from our past. “Wouldn’t it be nice to stop running from your past?” Our pasts make us who we are but we need to face them, learn the lessons and move on. “Sometimes God uses what look like setbacks as setups.”
We all have times when we want to hide away. The safest place to rest is in God’s arms. No matter what we face, it is best to face it with God.
Trust issues arise in the novel. We have to choose where to place our trust. God can always be trusted to have our backs.
There is the theme of fathers. Our earthly fathers are not always good role models but our heavenly Father loves us and will not let us down. “God is bigger than Alzheimer’s.” Whatever we face, our God is bigger.
At times we feel that our problems are too big to face. God wants us to know that we are not alone, He is always with us. “There is something I can do. I can pray.” Prayer unleashes the power of our almighty God.
Traces was a thrilling read. I did not always follow the action but I think that was because I was reading a kindle copy. I would recommend the paperback and then you can easily flick backwards and forwards.
The novel was well thought out and executed – certainly full of suspense. Buckle up for a thrilling read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.