Book Review - Double Minds

Double Minds

by Terri Blackstock

Songwriter Parker James is on the brink of seeing her dreams come true. Her songs have helped her best friend become a hit Christian singer, but Parker has saved a handful of her best songs for her own debut as a singer. But then a young woman is killed while sitting in Parker's desk at the busy recording studio where she works. Was the killer really aiming for her? Parker can't sit back and let the police handle the investigation when she has an insider's access to the dead girl's friends and family. The trail takes her behind the doors of some of the most powerful people in the Christian music industry -- and more deeply into danger with every step.

Terri Blackstock shows off all her considerable talents in Double Minds. I expected a great suspense story, and I was not disappointed. But I wasn't prepared for such a tender treatment of the pitfalls of success in the entertainment industry -- corruption, anexoria, alcoholism, and especially, the sometimes painful struggle to be faithful to God's call on your life. Where is the line between selfish ambition and celebrating the gifts God has given us? Parker's questions as she tries to discern God's direction for her career and her life will resonate with everyone. A highly entertaining and deeply thought-provoking novel, and one I don't hesitate to recommend.