Wednesday, March 27, 2013


This is the second book in the Victory Gospel Series, though both books can be read as standalones. I have read the first book, When Rain Falls, and will post a review of it on a later date.

Angel Roberts’ mother, Elisa, disappeared on Angel’s fifth birthday, leaving her to be raised by her grandparents. Now twenty-five, she embarks on her own investigation into the disappearance with the assistance of an investigative reporter, Wes Cade. Initial information is scant, but they uncover information seeming to tie her disappearance to the recent disappearance of another young lady.

I thought I figured out who the bad guy was about halfway through, but boy was I wrong!

The characters are remarkable developed and I feel like I know them personally. We see Angel come into herself, learning to handle being betrayed by her boyfriend and her best friend, allowing herself to be open to a relationship with Wes, and to work through the emotions/feelings that have blocked her, allowing her to accept and use the musical talent she inherited from her mother.

Wes also shows growth. He learns how to turn off the investigative reporter in him and see the person, not just a news story. He also realizes that he’s allowed his career to take precedence over his family.

This enjoyable book is proof that Christian books are not all preachy and full of holier-than-thou , scripture-citing characters. While the characters’ beliefs are evident, they’re human, with human struggles just like everyone else.

While taking the readers through the twists and turns of the investigation, Ms. Moody explores several topics of note.

At the beginning of the book, Angel’s grandmother, Fredericka, suffers a stroke after an upsetting conversation with Angel about Elisa. The author gives us a glimpse of the changes a family undergoes after such an event as well as some of the emotional effects.

We’re also given a look at the emotional and physical toll of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Wes’ mother is resistant to the idea of putting his grandfather in a care home, choosing to care for him herself.

The reader is also given information on the workings of missing persons cases and several organizations that work to help locate them.

I applaud Tyora Moody for a well-written, five-star book and I can’t wait to read the third installment in this series and Deep Fried Trouble, the first book in the Eugeena Patterson mystery series.

Follow Tyora Moody:
Author website

Click the book images below to be taken to the Amazon pages to purchase both titles in the Victory Gospel Series.

You can also check out Shattered Dreams, a short story prequel to the Eugeena Patterson mystery series that includes a sneak peek at chapter one of the first book, Deep Fried Trouble.


** Disclosure – I received an ARC of this book from the author. No monetary or other compensation was received in exchange for this review.