Friday, April 27, 2012

CFBA: The Sound of Red Returning by Sue Duffy

Song Stuck on the Brain: Celebrity by Brad Paisley... Old Man River... Big Girls Don't Cry by Frankie Valley... Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy?... It's been a rather odd music shuffle in the old bean today.

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:
The Sound of Red Returning
Kregel Publications (December 9, 2011)
Sue Duffy


The title is very appropriate, a foreshadowing of what's to come. I thought Russian spies went out with the coldwar, but Sue Duffy has definitely proved me wrong. It's a little like a flashback to a well loved and comfortable story, with a nice fresh update. Just proves the somethings in life never change. Politics and greed for example. Thankfully, the other things that are just as immovable are Jesus' love for His children and the hope we find in that promise. A nice cozy read.

After losing everyone she loves, concert pianist Liesl Bower has nowhere to go but to escape into her music. Searching for the peace she usually finds in her concertos and sonatas, Liesl can't shake the feeling that she is being haunted by her past . . . and by someone following her. When she spots a familiar and eerie face in the audience of a concert she's giving for the president in Washington, DC, the scariest day of her life comes back to her with a flash.

It has been fifteen years since Liesl watched her beloved Harvard music mentor assaulted on a dark night in Moscow and just as long since the CIA disclosed to her that he'd been spying for Russia. She had seen that man-that eerie face-the night Professor Devoe was attacked. And now he's back-and coming for her.


“Sue Duffy has mixed the mayhem of political intrigue with the melody of romance.” —Dick Bohrer, author, editor, and former journalism professor

“Intrigue and suspense come together in an incredible story of love and betrayal, commitment and courage, power and danger . . . and a God who controls it all. Sue Duffy is a wonderfully gifted writer and this book is a must-read.” —Steve Brown, founder and president of Key Life and host of Steve Brown Etc.
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Sound of Red Returning, go HERE.


Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Moody magazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. She is the author of Mortal Wounds (Barbour, 2001), Fatal Loyalty (Kregel, 2010), and The Sound of Red Returning (Kregel, 2011). Sue has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children.

1 comment:

Sue Duffy said...

Thanks much for your review. So glad you enjoyed this book. Hope you'll return to the Red Returning trilogy for book two next spring.
My best to you,
Sue Duffy