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Saturday, June 13, 2020

About the Book

Book:  Practicing Murder
Author: Erin Unger
Genre:  Christian Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 2019
Graduate student Maddie Clare is never talking to her ex-boyfriend Joze Evans or God again. Broken from her past and Joze’s betrayal, she must go home for her Aunt Lonna’s funeral. But after a run-in with a stalker, who insists Maddie knows the secret that had Aunt Lonna investigating him, she’s afraid for her life and must accept Joze’s protection.
As the stalker draws closer, how will Maddie and Joze face the past and their love that never died? And will Maddie stay out of the stalker’s grip long enough to figure out what secret he possesses?

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If you are looking for a quick read that includes intrigue, adventure and faith look no further. The author has compiled great characters that compliment the  story with ease. Maddie  is at the forefront in this story when someone attacks her at a fair. I think I would be in shock if someone attacked me from behind. Maddie  is confused as she slowly gains consciousness and stares into the face of someone she hoped to never see again. What were the odds that the EMT there to help her was her ex-boyfriend. Yes that  would cause a shock to my system for sure.
Joze is not very welcomed by Maddie but soon the two find themselves in the middle of a complex mystery that involves Maddie’s  aunt. Maddie got on my nerves a bit as she pushed Joze away then decided she needed him around. Make up your mind already Maddie. He wants to help you but you are stubborn and prideful. Okay now I feel better. The author has me talking out loud to a character so what is next. Well I wanted to help with the investigation into who was stalking Maddie but I think I’ll leave that alone. A big thank you to the author for getting me so invested in the story that I actually started to believe I was there beside Maddie and Joze. 
The story is a non stop thrill as Maddie and Joze start to get closer to the truth. I loved how the author weaved the mystery through different people that  lead to an unbelievable ending. I’m happy to say that at the end of the book I realized why Maddie had slipped away from God. She had been deceived by someone and no one believed her. She was angry at God and others who doubted her. I loved how the author uses Maddie’s past to finally allow herself to cry out to God in her time of need. I highly recommend this story to fans of intrigue and faith. 

I received a digital copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.  

About the Author

Erin Unger was raised in the hills of Virginia, exploring abandoned houses and reading the scariest books she could find. After marrying so young it would make a great romance novel, she has enjoyed an exciting life with her hubby. But her fast-paced life sometimes rivals the suspense in her books thanks to all her grown children and a couple grandkids.

More from Erin

Books are powerful. Whole other worlds can unfold in a few well-stated sentences. There’s nothing like that feeling a reader gets when the perfect book is open on their lap and it pulls them in on the first page. It’s like a gift. Sometimes they make us rethink long held ideas. At times they mirror what we’re going through. And sometimes they remind us of areas in our lives we haven’t worked on.
But not every book is for every person. Sometimes it’s not the best seller that struck the right cord, or the book everyone’s reading, it’s the one you stumbled upon on a special or heard of from a friend. It’s a God-ordained tool to show us His ways and plans.
As Christian writers, the power to transform is even more in our hands. We have the ability to show how great our God is and how he works in the most unusual ways at times. We use our gift to do more than only entertain, we want to make Him more real to our readers. We want to show them how to grow and change as our characters do. And it’s amazing that we can use fiction to do so.
Next time you pick up a book, see if you can find the message hidden in the character’s struggles. Maybe God used a writer to put it there just for you to learn.

Blog Stops

Wishful Endings, June 12 (Author Interview)
Blossoms and Blessings, June 16 (Author Interview)
Betti Mace, June 17
Artistic Nobody, June 20 (Guest Review from Kelsey Barela)
By The Book, June 21 (Author Interview)
CarpeDiem, June 22
Simple Harvest Reads, June 23 (Guest Review from Joni)


To celebrate her tour, Erin is giving away the grand prize of a $40 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for such a great review!!! You are so appreciated in this dog eat dog world. Could I quote some parts of your review in the future?

  2. The book sounds very intriguing.

  3. This sounds like a great page turner.

  4. Wonderful review, Deana! Sounds like my kind of read!