The Counselor (A Travis Call Mystery Book 1)
by Curtis Taylor
Published by Aspen Books ~ Release date: 10/5/2020
Pages - 401
By a #1 New York Times best-selling writer. Travis Call, a financial counselor and a counselor in a bishopric, faces life in prison when his wife’s body is found in a shallow grave. He pleads his innocence, but many don’t believe him.
With his best friend, Ross Keller, he begins the search for the real killer, only to find that true evil may be closer than he suspects.
The Counselor establishes a new series in Latter-Day Saint fiction.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
WOW! This is one outstanding book!
When I began this mystery/crime drama, I was certain it was a quite "lame" story because within the first few chapters, I knew who the "culprit" was... Or so i thought! The more I read the more unsure I became. This indecision continued throughout the tale until the last few chapters. The story was about a young man, active in the Church f Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, with a famous wife and an adorable set of adopted twins. When returning from a business trip he discovered his wife was missing. After months of worry, implications and investigation, she is found. This only escalates the forthcoming events. Who is friend and who is foe?
The writing was superb, and the story-line was captivating. The characters were, mostly, endearing and the scenes were easily visualized. The action was continual as new events and questions unfolded. I literally had a very difficult time ptting the book down for even a short time!
I could relate to the main guy character in the book because I have dealt with similar health issues through the years, except, the healers are "stumped" and still are searching for a diagnosis. None of the symptoms fit the various scenarios of health issues. I can really appreciate many of his challenges and feel connected to his character..
In any case, the story is an amazing and inspiring one for anyone -a "believer" or not! This is a clean fiction, most individuals will surely enjoy. I look forward to reading more books by this very talented writers books.
The Title and Image are both appealing and "fitting'.
I offer a solid Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure, whatsoever, to post a positive review. This is my honest review.
About Curtis Taylor
Curtis Taylor is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. His fiction includes "A Grand Conspiracy," "The Counselor," "American Grace," "The Dinner Club" (revised as "Rolling Home"), and "The Invisible Saint" (revised as "The Invisible Saint Revisited"). His nonfiction includes "Embraced By The Light" (co-authored with Betty J. Eadie), and "The Burning Within (co-authored with Ranelle Wallace). His most recent screenplay is "The Review," a story set loosely on "American Grace." He and his wife, Janet, live in Modesto, California.
Some life events:
--All-state football in California
--BYU track athlete (hurdles)
--Mission to Tokyo, Japan
--Married to Janet Scott
--Graduated from BYU (English)
--Janet and he raised seven children
--Managing editor for Aspen Books and Gold Leaf Press
--Currently full-time writer
More About Aspen Books:
Aspen Books is presenting to you Both this outstanding new book - The Counselor - ad this exciting new game - Missionary Impossible - wich ar highlighted in this weeks Blog postings.
Over its illustrious history, Aspen Books and its sister company, Gold Leaf Press, have published over 100 authors, including Pulitzer-prize winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, and New York Times best-selling authors Orson Scott Card and Betty J. Eadie. It has sold millions of copies in nearly 40 languages. Now, after a decade of dormancy, the celebrated publisher of such well-known bestsellers as “Embraced by the Light,” “The Burning Within,” and “The Touch of the Master’s Hand,” has been reconstituted and is publishing new works.
Aspen Books is being relaunched by Curtis Taylor, one of the original founders. The imprint is committed to publishing works from new and well-known authors for the general market as well as titles specifically for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since its relaunch, Aspen Books has published three new works: “The Counselor” and “A Grand Conspiracy” both by #1 New York Times best-selling author, Curtis Taylor, and the popular family game, Missionary: Impossible.
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