End Game by Rachel Dylan is an exciting contemporary Christian crime suspense that completely consumed me. It is the first book in the Capital Intrigue series.
Rachel Dylan has produced a well thought out, complex plotline that both intrigued me and kept me on my toes. The action came thick and fast as an air of suspense wafted throughout.
The characters were realistic and likable. The reader witnesses that teamwork gets results as members pull together and have each other’s backs. Inter agencies need to pool their resources to solve the case.
There is the theme of trust as the body count rises. Is there a serial killer out there? Or is it something more sinister entirely? What is certain is that God can be trusted. We need to call on Him at all times. “Lexi wouldn’t consider herself a particularly religious person… but… she felt like she needed God’s help to get through this.” God hears all our cries. His ability to act does not depend on our level of faith.
Characters are struggling with past events. It always helps to share our burdens with others and ultimately release them to God.
When life is hard, we may wonder if even God has deserted us. “He’d… had tough times… when he wondered if God still loved him.” God loves us unconditionally. There is nothing we can do to make Him love us any more or any less.
End Game was a positively thrilling read that I absolutely loved. I am on to book two now. Rachel Dylan is a marvellous author.
I received a free copy of the book from Baker Publishing. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.