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I ve heard it said that you can t keep a good girl down and that seems to be the case with Dinah Harris She is at it again in Pieces of Light, book three in the Dinah Harris Mystery series published by Master Books When we last saw Dinah at the close of The Shadowed Mind, she had just wrapped up a case with detective Samson Cage, where they worked together to bring down a serial killer, who was intent on single handedly bringing his own brand of neo eugenic justice to bear on those he considered undesirable in the lower rungs of Washington D.C s societal ladder As luck or fate would have it, the work of an expert profiler is never quite done and it is time to move on to a new case.Since the time her career came to an abrupt halt at the bureau, Dinah has been working as a consultant, offering her profiling skills for hire Her next client is none other than Ferguson, her long time friend and former partner from the FBI Ferguson has recently been promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge for domestic terrorism This new position gives him the leverage to bring in an outside consultant to assist with an investigation When the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church falls victim to a bombing during evening mass, Ferguson hires Dinah to help him and Special Agent Sinclair track down the person or persons responsible for this heinous crime As one bombing turns into two and then three, it becomes clear that it will take the very best of Ferguson, Sinclair, and Dinah s sleuthing to apprehend those responsible.At first glance, you may think that Pieces of Light is just another suspenseful mystery novel While I acknowledge that it most certainly is that, it is also much As you work your way through the book, you will be exposed to several seemingly disparate story lines that run parallel for a time, but as expected come together at the end of the book, brining the story to a riveting conclusion It is no secret that Julie Cave is not afraid to expose the ills of modern society as evidenced by the difficult topics she took on in Deadly Disclosures and The Shadowed Mind Pieces of Light is no exception As we get to know the various characters in the story, we encounter spousal and child abuse and see some of the long term ramifications for those affected by it One of these victims finds release through self mutilation and consoles herself through cutting.If you are familiar with the earlier books in the series, it is not a huge surprise when Senator David Winters surfaces again in this story Ever since their first encounter in Deadly Disclosures, Senator Winters has considered Dinah a personal enemy He is up to his old tricks again, always ready to back whatever cause will pad his back accounts the most Senator Winters could have benefited from a dose of reality from the book of Proverbs His personal character continues to be tarnished by the corrupt circles he runs in and the wicked games he plays In Pieces of Light, his former sins may come back to haunt him when justice comes about from an unexpected source.Another exciting element in the novel is that readers are able to continue following Dinah s own journey of faith Over the course of the first two novels, we watched Dinah s life unravel in the midst of debilitating grief and rampant alcoholism Her life turns an important corner, when she accepts Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior It is only by His saving grace that she is able to pursue sobriety and find healing from the pain she felt from the loss of her husband and son In Pieces of Light, Dinah is pursing a life of deeper faith We see her regularly spending time in prayer and Bible reading and come to understand how precious it is to her She also regularly attends church and is part of a weekly women s Bible study When Dinah unexpectedly encounters a new love interest, she must come to terms with what that means in light of her memories of her late husband and son More importantly, she must make a decision about whether or not she will choose to yoke herself to a non Christian and set relational boundaries and standards as prescribed by God s word.I trust readers will develop a soft place in their heart for the Dinah Harris character as I have over the course of reading all three novels in the Dinah Harris mystery series Many thanks to Julie Cave for her continued willingness to delve into difficult subject matter in her novels Just in case you have not realized it yet, I will let you in on a little secret The main character in her books is not Dinah Harris, it is Jesus Christ In Pieces of Light as well as her two previous novels, Julie continuously weaves a message of hope, proclaiming the power of Jesus sacrifice and His desire to redeem every life from even the darkest of sins and the most hopeless of circumstances With two very clear gospel presentations in the book, this message resounds loud and clear.I sincerely recommend Pieces of Light and the other novels in the Dinah Harris mystery series Each of theses novels reads fine on its own, but readers will get even out of the stories if they read them in chronological order If you are already a Christian, you will be both challenged and edified by what you find in these pages If you are a non Christian, I trust you will see the message of the gospel that Julie has woven into the story Let me close by taking a moment to express my heartfelt thanks to Julie Cave for writing these great books and Master Books for publishing them Now that Julie is a blessed mother of two little ones, I know her free time for writing is probably a bit limited these days, but I hope this isn t the last we ve seen of Dinah Harris.Author Information Julie Cave credits her parents for introducing her to books at a young age, which fostered an enduring passion for reading and writing As a child, her favorite authors were Enid Blyton and C.S Lewis and it wasn t long before she began copying them, writing short stories for anyone who would read them At fifteen, two things happened which would shape her future she heard a creation science speaker at her church which cemented her faith in God and she finished her second novel length story and realized she had fallen in love with writing novels After school, she completed a health science degree, got married, and worked in banking and finance All the while she wondered how she could combine her love of writing and her strong passion for Christian apologetics and evangelism One weekend at a church camp, a friend asked, What if the guy in charge of the Smithsonian Institution went missing The result and the answer to that question is Julie s maiden published novel, Deadly Disclosures Since then, Julie has written and released the other two books in this trilogy, The Shadowed Mind and Pieces of Light Julie has two daughters and lives in Brisbane, Australia with her family She divides her time between being a wife, a mother and an author.Disclaimer This book was provided by Master Books for review The reviewer was under no obligation to offer a favorable review. Well, it s 2 books for the price of one You ll get a who dunnit mystery suspense novel along with a well thought out apologetics novel all in one story I guess the question is do you like both packed into one This is my first Dinah Harris mystery novel by Julie Cave The character of Dinah Harris is a former FBI agent having been released from the FBI because of her alcoholic issues that resulted after the loss of her husband and son in a car accident Dinah is a character who has come a long way in her healing from those days, but she is still learning how to deal and how to live out her new faith This storyline is truly intriguing someone is bombing local churches and Dinah is called in by her former partner, who still believes in her, as a consultant on the case I love the way the author uses the present and past and goes back and forth as a wonderful literary device to unfold the story piece by piece to the reader it opens with the convicted bomber on death row and flashes back to a year ago when the case is unfolding As the story is told and I don t want to give anything away here, but I believe the reader really does develop empathy for the bomber unique because he she is the bad guy , but then again aren t we all As far as the apologetics side to the novel there is plenty of it here The author is logical and systematic in her delivery of the gospel message and its clear and very well laid out I felt like the argument concerning the political side of separation of church and state was pretty drawn out and I felt that during this section of the book and even the later gospel arguments that I had switched to a Lee Strobel type of book Here s the rub for me as a Christian, I agreed with everything that was written and really appreciated the systematic and logical thinking that went into these parts of the book As a fiction reader, it took me away from the story and for me that is a red flag because then I am looking at the writer s choices instead of staying in the story But like I said before, if you like 2 for the price of 1, then you will really like this book.Having jumped into the third book in this series without reading the first two always gives me a little disadvantage I feel, as I haven t read the character s entire previous story So, I do want to go back and read the others The author does a fine job at helping the reader know the main points of the character s back story I just would like to read and see for myself So when it s all said and done, I did enjoy this book lots of different sub plots going on that made the storyline interesting some romance, political intrigue, and you can even brush up on your thoughts on separation of church and state arguments and apologetics thoughts A lot packed in there Rating 3.5 starsDisclosure I received a free digital copy of this book through the publisher in exchange for an honest review The opinions expressed are my own. Wow, this book was justwow So, this book was a little intense than the other two I ve read so far, but I could still handle it The plot was so fun and I love watching Dinah grow as a Christian The apologetic conversations in this book were well argued, and overall, I just loved this book That said, there are a few things to watch out for One of the characters cuts themselves as an outlet for their anxiety, and there are a few church bombings that are semi graphically described Recommended for ages 14 and up. While The Shadowed Mind is still my favorite of the series, Pieces of Light is a decent installment, drawing the reader along with two fairly good plotlines that intersect towards the end, a good cast of characters though I still find a few flat and or irritating The apologetics sections of this novel got on my nerves a little bit, but not as much as in Deadly Disclosures I m interested to see where this series is headed nextI honestly don t know how this was intended to be a trilogy as there seem to be quite a few loose ends Glad the author followed up with another so we can learn the ultimate fate of the characters. [ DOWNLOAD ] ♧ Pieces of Light (Dinah Harris Mysteries #3) ☩ Detective Dinah Harris Hunts Down A Serial Bomber Targeting Religious Icons And Buildings The Bomber Is On A Mission To Rid The City Of Religion And Establish A New World Order Can Someone So Intent On Ridding The World Of God Experience Redemption What Lies Behind His Hatred Of God Will His Darkened Soul Search For Pieces Of Light The First Two Books Of The Series, Deadly Disclosures And The Shadowed Mind Reveal The Amazing Grace Of God While Showcasing A World Losing Sight Of Him In Pieces Of Light, Cave S Continues Her Compelling Storylines Using Believable Characters And Realistic Situations To Identify The Importance Of Living Under The Authority Of The Bible Deliver A Biblical Worldview Perspective To Current Events Illustrate The Power Of Jesus S Sacrifice And Desire To Redeem Every Life Provide Believers A Resource Easy To Share With Skeptics Pieces of Light is a Christian suspense novel This book was the third in a series, but you don t need to read the previous novels to understand this onethough you ll probably like the ongoing characters better if you have Also, this one didn t spoil the mysteries in the previous novels.The suspense was built nicely by having Dinah and the FBI try to stop the bomber before another church was bombed and people died There was also some suspense about how her relationship with the handsome guy would work out Though the bomber wasn t named from the beginning, the author wasn t trying very hard to hide whodunit There were only two possible suspects from the reader s point of view , and only one would connect the plot threads together.Actually, the novel felt disjointed because there were several seemingly unrelated plot threads going on The purpose of one thread seemed solely to argue against the political agenda promoting separation of church and state Even the child abuse element was pushed to the point that the purpose seemed to raise awareness about the results of child abuse than simply provide a driving motivation for the bomber.Several of the main characters were complex and dealt with realistic personal struggles like being abused However, the reoccurring characters weren t really developed and would probably come across as simplistic if you haven t read the previous novels For example, in this novel, the bomber had a valid and developed reason to hate Christians, but the Senator seemed to hate Christians, be greedy, etc., just because Dinah was a Christian She engaged in daily Bible study, small group Bible study, and an occasional prayer While we re told her relationship with Christ is vital to her life, we don t see that so much in this novel as in the previous one.I ll mention that I also had a believability problem near the end I can t believe that a leader of a SWAT team, when faced with the choice of injury to two civilians or injury to his team would immediately and unhesitatingly plan for the civilians to be hurt instead of his team.There was no sex or bad language Overall, I d recommend this interesting novel to those who have read the previous novels in the series.I received this book as a review copy from the publisher. Dit derde deel van de serie Dinah Harris zit goed in elkaar Ik kan zien dat Julie Cave weet hoe ze verhaallijnen moet beginnen en, ook erg belangrijk, hoe ze die tot een eind kan brengen Waar ik me tijdens dit boek soms aan ergerde, waren de lange monologen die, naast dat bijna niemand zo lang in z n eentje achter elkaar praat, ook nog eens t gelikt verwoord waren en dat de dader halverwege het boek al bij mij bekend was Een verrassend leuk detail is de ontmoeting tussen Dinah en Aaron en hoe dat tussen hen verloopt Wat ik ook sterk vond, is dat dit boek ook de vervelende dingen benoemd die in een kerkgemeenschap kan gebeuren, wanneer mensen geen gehoor geven aan de oproep van God om al je naasten lief te hebben Het is een soort opsteker voor ons om dat w l te doen A really enjoyable conclusion to the Dinah Harris series The evangelistic portions aren t as over written as they are in the other two, and the story is pretty engaging. A serial bomber is on the loose in Washington, D.C and he s targeting churches For 3 weeks in a row, a different church has been the victim of a car bomb parked nearby during their normal worship service Ex FBI Agent Dinah Harris is back in town, with former partner Agent now ASAC, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ferguson, and a newbie to the series, bomb specialist Aaron Sinclair Yes, this book starts out with a bang and keeps you spellbound throughout the whole novel While it may sound like any Christian fiction thriller novel on the market today, there is a big difference, and it makes the Dinah Harris series one of my favorites Author Julie Cave doesn t just write to entertain she weaves some very important themes and messages throughout her stories In Pieces of Light, the main topic is domestic abuse and child abuse How abuse as a child can create a person who can t relate to people and life normally How Christians need to step in and make a difference And, ultimately, how God can still save and forgive, no matter how great the sin, as long as they truly repent I m getting ahead of myself, though The book opens with a family attending the funeral of their father, who was quite abusive towards his family, yet cheerful, compassionate and helpful with fellow Church members As a result, while the whole community and church is mourning their loss, the children now adults are, in a way, thankful that he is gone As the story unfolds, you are drawn into the darkness of these 2 young adult s lives While they seem to be normal and happy on the outside, they are both suffering enormously from what they went through as children Each of them has a different way of coping with the pain, and one of them is out for revenge After all, the Church that they attended faithfully growing up never stepped in to help The minister didn t even look into it when one of the children approached him about the abuse at home When a local church is bombed during their worship service, Dinah Harris is called in as a consultant by her former partner Agent Ferguson if you ve read the other books in the series, you will certainly remember Ferguson and a bomb specialist, Aaron Sinclair For those of you who have read the previous books and were pleading for Dinah to find romance, you guessed it Agent Sinclair As the trio uncovers clues and tracks down the bomber, Dinah and Aaron grow closer together until Dinah is confronted with the Scriptures about believers marrying non believers This puts a hold on their relationship, even as they still have to work together A court document that comes into their possession gives them a tie between the churches already bombed, and alerts the team to other churches that could be in danger Also playing out in the novel is an underlying theme of the battle for separation of Church and State This doesn t seem to fit in to the rest of the book at first, but Julie ties it in very carefully, and even keeps you updated on Dinah s old nemesis, Senator Winters I don t want to ruin the story for those who haven t read it yet, but you will be surprised at the ending I would say the major themes in this book are forgiveness, redemption and a call for Christians to reach out to those who are hurting I give Pieces of Light a 5 star rating This isn t just entertainment although it will keep you up late at night reading yes, I speak from experience this is fiction with a serious message My only concern is Where s the next book in the Dinah Harris series From the Press Release of Pieces of Light From Rage to RedemptionWhat if your spiritual authority abused you How could you accept the love of God when His earthly representative only brought you pain and shame Just how long could you contain your rage In Pieces of Light, detective Dinah Harris hunts down a serial bomber targeting religious icons and buildings It becomes clear early on that the bomber is on a mission to rid the city of religion and establish a new world order of secular humanism Can someone so intent on ridding the world of God experience redemption Will his darkened soul search for pieces of light Pieces of Light is the third book in Julie Cave s Dinah Harris series The two previous books, Deadly Disclosures and The Shadowed Mind reveal the amazing grace of God while showcasing a world losing sight of Him Cave s compelling story lines use believable characters and realistic situations to Identify the importance of living under the authority of the Bible Deliver a Biblical worldview perspective to current events Illustrate the power of Jesus s sacrifice and desire to redeem every life Provide believers a resource easy to share with skepticsRecently, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis described The Shadowed Mind book two as another nail biting mystery with an incredibly powerful message about God s authoritative Word Pieces of Light is an apologetic Christian fiction title published by Master Books Master Books , an imprint of New Leaf Publishing Group, is the world s largest publisher of creation based material for all ages including apologetics, homeschool resources, reference titles, and quality children s literature.My Reveiw The story begins in the mind of the bomber as he sits in prison isolation reflecting on what brought him to this place Ms Cave tells the story from two point s of view that of the bomber in present time and the year before as the events unfolded which brought Dinah Harris, the FBI and the bomber together The characters are realistic, the suspense and drama make it hard to put the book down, and the message of faith is uplifting Pieces of Light deals with the heartbreaking issue of physical and mental abuse, not just of children but of adults The storyline follows the victims of abuse brother, sister, and wife and how their abuse affected their entire lives The abuser, a man who to the public appears to be the epitome of all that is good, but to his family, is evil in human form A second storyline is that of a U S Senator, former foe of Dinah s Senator Winter, with an agenda of greed and power that includes promoting further separation of church and state This separation has an end goal of wiping out all Christianity Ms Cave weaves current events into the what if scenarios that cause the reader to reflect at what is going on in our world today This is the first book by Julie Cave that I have read and I truly enjoyed it Although third in the series, Pieces of Light is a stand alone book and you do not need to read the first two to enjoy the third You may learn about Julie Cave by visiting her website, I received a copy of this book from New Leaf Publishing in exchange for the writing of an honest review A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own.