Lee and Maria Colson’s world seems perfect. A committed,
loving couple with the son they’ve always wanted,
until that fateful morning when Dylan Colson is abducted.
Trying to save her son, Maria Colson is struck by the van
the abductors are driving and left to die on the pavement.
That’s how EVERY FEAR begins, and it’s a non-stop
thriller that explores every facet of the investigation
from the perspective of journalist Jason Wade, Detective
Grace Garner, the FBI, Lee Colson and Dylan’s abductors.
The search for Dylan leaves no stone unturned as law enforcement
officials dig into Lee Colson’s life and every single
person who may have had contact with Dylan and Maria.
One of the best things about Mofina’s style is that
I never even realized that this was a continuation of a
series featuring crime reporter Jason Wade. Wade is sufficiently
developed to stand on his own and the reader can follow
this story without confusion because of missing information
from previous books.
Another plus to Mofina’s approach is that he develops
all the characters. The large cast approach to telling
this story reminded me of Laura Lippman’s EVERY SECRET
THING: in EVERY FEAR all the pieces play an important part
in how the story will unfold and Mofina toys with your
emotions. You can’t simply hate the bad guys because
they are humanized through the character development in
Because this is a large cast story told from multiple perspectives
there were some point of view shifts in narration. In the
hands of a lesser author this might not have worked, but
Mofina got the information across in a way that kept me
on track. With some truly unexpected twists thrown in to
keep the reader guessing, this was a book that had my turning
pages furiously to find out what happened next. An engaging
read. I look forward to reading more from Mofina in the
ABOUT THE INTERVIEWER
Sandra Ruttan is the Editor and Submissions Director for
SPINETINGLER Magazine. Sandra Ruttan’s debut suspense
novel, Suspicious Circumstances, will be
released in January 2007. Read her interview in
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