Friday, September 26, 2014

Review: Twisted Fate by Traci Hunter Abramson, Gregg Luke, and Stephanie Black

Twisted Fate
Twisted Fate by Traci Hunter Abramson, Gregg Luke, and Stephanie Black
Published: June 2, 2014 by Covenant Communications, 314 pages

Description: Prepare for thrills and chills as three acclaimed authors unite in Twisted Fate, a spine-tingling collection of stories.

Hunted - Traci Hunter Abramson

The cabin in the woods holds horrifying secrets and young Reagan has simply seen too much. She knows her abusive stepfather will stop at nothing to silence her and quickly realizes escape into the nearby forest is her only hope of survival...But who will believe her unbelievable tales?

Death House - Gregg Luke

Even those who know its real name call it the death house. But the abandoned mansion, site of a grisly murder a century ago, beckons Adam. And when the force of his obsession drives him to embark on a late night investigation of the property, he is horrified by what he discovers. Something deadly lurks inside, and nobody in its path is safe.

Haunting Reminders - Stephanie Black

Returning to her small hometown in Massachusetts, Jamie has had years to get over her broken engagement. But when her former fiancé and his wife become the victims of a vicious stalker, all eyes turn to Jamie. When childish pranks escalate into a horrifying display of maliciousness, Jamie is desperate to clear her name--even as the attention of the perpetrator turns toward her.

My Review: I'm the type of person who loves to read a book in the appropriate season--no Christmas books in July for me. The best time to read a suspense is in the fall, in my opinion. This is the perfect one right now for readers like me. I'm also a fan of anthologies such as this--you get a great taste of each author with a specific genre.

Each story was unique, yet they all had terrific elements of suspense! I was very impressed. In the first book, Hunted, a young girl is rescued from a terrifying situation and is from then on trying to escape the men who won't stop until she's dead. I loved the couple who rescues her and the way everything played out. 

Death House was very interesting--I've read a lot of Gregg Luke's works, but never a YA story from him. I thought it was fabulous! It was creepy, entertaining, haunting, yet fun. The secret took me by surprise.

In the last story, Haunting Reminders, Jamie is being targeted as the one who is stalking and terrorizing her ex-fiance and his wife. It was a cozy story with very heartwarming characters, yet the crimes are almost unbelievable. I thought it was very well done.

Content: if I remember right, no language; mild violence, but a lot of creepy elements; very mild romance. Clean!
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About the Authors:
Traci Hunter Abramson Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas for suspense novels as well as the skills needed to survive her children's teenage years. She has gone on to write a number of bestselling suspense novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists. She considers shoes an optional accessory which became evident when she won her first two Whitney Awards in 2013 and 2014 for her novels Code Word and Deep Cover. She currently lives in Virginia with her family where she enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming.

Gregg LukeGregg Luke is a practicing pharmacist. He received his medical training at the University of Utah. He has been writing since he could put pen to paper. He enjoys medical thrillers and is one of the first to work this genre into the LDS market. 

Stephanie Black I'm a four-time Whitney Award winner for Best Mystery/Suspense, most recently for Rearview Mirror (2011). Visit my website at


  1. This looks like a great trio of stories. Will have to add it to my goodreads list! :)

    1. They were a lot of fun! Each so different, yet with that suspense thread that they each do so well running through it to tie them together.