Author: C.S. Lakin

Category: Christian Fiction

Regular price: $3.99

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Deal starts: October 20, 2020

Deal ends: October 20, 2020


When a stranger wanders into a small coastal town, crimes suddenly multiply. Everyone is eager to find someone to blame . . .In the wake of heartrending family tragedies, Matt and Irene Moore move with their fourteen-year-old daughter, Casey, to a small town. Their goal is to get far away from the daily reminders that leave each of them raw and guilt-ridden. Their hope is to find redemption, repair, and renewal. Instead, the threads that hold them together unravel even more. Breakers, a small community perched on the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest, is draped with cold isolation that seems to mirror the hearts. For the Moore family, blame is personal, harsh, and merciless ... as their lives become entangled with this drifter and they have to face the truths they desperately want to hide from.As they settle into their new life, old grief settles with them. Matt is always on edge and easily angered, Irene is sad and pensive, and Casey is confused and defiant. They've once more set the stage for calamity. Into this mix comes Billy Thurber, a young drifter with his own conflicts, whose life unexpectedly entangles with the Moores’. His arrival in Breakers parallels a rash of hateful and senseless crimes, and soon the whole town – eager for someone to blame – goes after Thurber with murderous intent. Out of this dangerous chaos, however, the Moores find unexpected grace and healing in a most unlikely way. Author C. S. Lakin explores our need to assign reason and fix blame for the pain and grief in our lives. Though the circumstances are fictional, the emotions are real and universal, making Someone to Blame a great and inspiring read.~ Winner of the Zondervan First Novel Contest ~Praise for Someone to Blame:“Someone to Blame is as convicting as it is moving. Lakin deftly explores the complexities of family relationships and their consequences, and reminds us what happens when we judge those we know nothing about.” ~ Terry Blackstock, international best-selling author“If you think you don't need Someone to Blame, think again. Everybody needs to read this book by C. S. Lakin. Have you ever read a book that you didn't know you wanted to read? Needed to read? Were meant to read? If you can't answer yes to any of those questions, stop what you are doing and make a note to yourself to go buy a copy of this book.” ~ SF Examiner“A poignant and relevant story of redemption and renewal, wonderfully written and powerfully paced. Lakin deftly explored the heart’s desperate struggle to make sense of loss. Well done.”~ Award-winning author Susan Meissner“C. S. Lakin’s captivating writing and well-drawn characters immediately drew me into this story. I loved it!” ~ Award-winning author Cindy Martinusen“Lakin’s is a welcome voice bringing fresh emotion to a story that doesn’t shy away from difficult issues. I know Lakin was special from the first chapter. I kept thinking, “I hope people think this when they read my stuff.” ~ Award-winning author Harry Kraus“Beautifully written, this deeply moving story of grace in hard places will linger with you long after the last page.” ~ Best-selling author James Scott Bell