Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Killer's Grace

Don't think you're going to rush through this book as you watch the kids play in the pool. It is thought provoking: what is right? why do people commit horrible crimes? who should be held responsible? what happens to the victims and their families? what does innocence mean? Is there a God? is it ok to kill a killer? Is forgiveness possible? Kevin Pitcarin, a journalist lives in the high desert and does a lot of walking and thinking in the early morning hours with his dogs; I loved reading the descriptions of the landscape. Pitcarin receives a letter from a convicted killer which has him rethinking innocence, evil, his past, the victims of crime, pondering the meaning of this................All the while he is battling with  his own demons from his past.
This book makes the reader think. 

 Following are a couple of reviews from other authors: 
“…a work of fiction, it was inspired by a real letter from a serial killer…important and compelling… will stay with you long after the last page.”
—Kam Aures, reviewer for Rebecca’s Reads

“A Killer’s Grace delves deep into the human psyche… Those who have experienced abuse or violence in their own lives will not only relate to the story, but may find their own self-discovery journey unfolding alongside Kevin’s.”
—Paula Renaye, author, Living the Life You Love: The No-Nonsense Guide to Total Transformation

Ronald Chapman is a new to me author. 


  1. Thank you for your review Linda - I'm glad you enjoyed the book and I look forward to reading your review for "My Name is Wonder" - also by Ronald Chapman

  2. A nice Review Linda! I saw this review on Amazon and Goodreads too :) Thank you for supporting & sharing authors & books!

  3. Thank you very much, Linda! And glad it hit the mark for you; I'm always very pleased when the thinking it provokes proves to be fruitful. So it was with me when I interacted with the serial killer that precipitated this plot line. I'm not sure I always like having to look so deeply, and of course sometimes I just want to read a good story, but the whole premise of the plot of A Killer's Grace was just too compelling for me to ignore. Thanks again, and please let others know about my book and work. All the best, Ron Chapman

  4. Wow! How cool to get a comment from the author! It sounds good. Maybe for book club?