About the Book
Title: Ties that Blind
Author: Chautona Havig
Release date: August, 2018
He may not be the only person in the Rockland area to wake up without a memory, but he might be the only killer… Simon Prescott, the latest victim of spontaneous amnesia in Rockland, is under suspicion of murder. The evidence, though weak and circumstantial, points only to him. He’s confident he didn’t do it, but there’s no way to prove it. Grieving for a wife he doesn’t remember, Simon refuses to allow his family in, refuses to cooperate with police, and is heading straight for the pokey if he doesn’t figure out something and fast. Enter: Ella Weeks and Vikki Jeffries. The previous two victims are determined to help him, and with jail time looming, Simon capitulates. But what Vikki and Ella find as they work through Simon’s life reveals astounding and rather chilling evidence of a bigger scheme than any of them could have imagined. They’re on the verge of total discovery, but the closer they get, the less confident they are that they want to know.
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Genre: Suspense, Christian Fiction,
My Rating: 5 Stars.
Recommendation: 16+ Because of subjects that were for an older audience which were well done and show the consequences of actions.
My favorite character/s: Vikki is oddly my favorite character, well not so oddly, but she is anyway. I loved reading about her, how she struggled to understand how to move on, how she struggled to get past what had happened to her. I liked her relationship with Brandon. I liked how she grew in her faith, trust, and left behind her doubts.
My Verse for Vikki is Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. King James Version.
Simon is another favorite since it’s his story that’s a good thing (Right?). I thought it was interesting to read about him since he was alone compared to Ella, or even Vikki. He was grieved, sad, and sweet.
My Verse for Simon is Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. King James Version.
My thoughts: This book was not quite what I was expecting after reading the first two in the series. It was a wonderful book and covered several sins and how they have consequences… hard consequences… I loved how the characters were tied in together, how they were supporting each other (Which you can always find in Mrs. Havig’s books.). I’ve read almost all books by Mrs. Havig, and I’d have to say that this one is in the middle of The Agency Files (My favorite Christian fiction series ever!) and Past Forward (Which is a favorite series as well!). So, this is a pretty wonderful book if you were wondering. I look forward (I hope!) to reviewing more of Mrs. Havig’s books soon.
I received this book from Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest review. (And I am truly happy to provide it! 🙂 )
About the Author
The author of dozens of books in a variety of genres, Chautona Havig lives and writes in California’s Mojave Desert where she uses story to nudge her readers to the feet of the Master Storyteller.
Guest Post from Chautona
What Does It All Mean, Anyway?
“So why is this series called ‘Sight Unseen’ if it’s about people who lose their memories? Why the vision references?” I can’t pretend I wanted to answer her question. She isn’t the first to ask, and I doubt she’ll be the last. I tried to explain. Look, it’s a valid question. Originally, the first book was called From the Cinders, and if it had remained a stand-alone book, it still would be. But when I finished with another person waking up to no memories and a hint that something sinister might be behind it all, I had to change it to fit two books—no, three! Recall. Rewind. Refresh. I liked those titles. But that still didn’t give me the name of a series. I kept studying. Tried again. I read what would become None So Blind three times in a row, if I recall correctly. And as I read it, a theme emerged. Ella Weeks hadn’t been blind to her faults ev
en before her memory loss. Even her husband hadn’t been, despite his obvious love for her. But those around her had been blind to her awareness of those faults—to her silent cries for help in overcoming them.
Will Not See emerged with a similar theme.
Vikki had a past that she hid from and refused to acknowledge. And even as those around her drew closer to provide support, she still managed to block out all that she found frightening—even physically shutting down and shutting out life. So, when it came time to plan the final book in the series, the one that would now tie together everything that had happened, I knew I wanted something that also fit with the other titles. And one night it came to me. Ties That Blind. So often our ties to people blind us to their faults—to the destructive influences they have in our lives. And Simon Prescott will learn that lesson in a rather lonely, horrible way.
The Sight Unseen series reminds us of what Paul said in Corinthians.
Now we see through dark glasses… we can’t really make it all out. But with the Lord, when we’re truly with Him in eternity, we’ll see things as clearly as we do when we are face to face. And that’s what faith is all about, right? It’s the “substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” When we “buy in” to the Lord Jesus, we’re taking it all in faith. We’re trusting in Him, “Sight Unseen,” just as the characters in this series do with every element of their lives. I hope their journeys bless you as they have me as I wrote them.
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