"Special Child brings controversy and love with TRUTH"
This is an unusual inspirational suspense novel with a
touch of romance. Although the moral and ethical
possibilities are explored in this story from a Christian
perspective, I do not believe a non-Christian would be
offended. You may need your tissues for the ending... I
did. From the book blurb: "If you are a fan of medical
thrillers, mystery, intrigue, and great storytelling, The
Truth Teller should be in your library."
Lara Godfrey, a nurse at a fertility clinic, feels she has
recovered from the grief of her husband's death from
cancer. When he had discovered he was ill, he had his
sperm saved and after much soul-searching, she has decided
it is time to have the family they planned. And where else
would she go but to the clinic where she works.
Because of her mother-in-laws fears, Lara agrees to have
DNA testing to assure that her child will be healthy.
Unknown to her, Devin Sloan has a plan of his own and
pressures Dr. Braun to betray her trust and use her and her
child for genetic experimentation.
Lara is in labor when she discovers the plot and must
escape. Her neighbor and deceased husband's friend, Connor
is her only hope. His love for her helps her through the
trauma and releases her to hide and protect her child,
Hunter possesses the incredible ability to perceive truth
in every situation. To his mother he is a precious child,
but to others he represents the genetic key for unlocking
the future of a superior race. As the running and hiding
come to an end, the custody battle for the Hunter bring all
to face each other in publicized court case. The romance
between Laura and Connor is a side tale and her need to
trust him is strained through the trial and custody
battle. There are questions and surprise events that lead
to a tearful ending.
Ms. Hunt ties up all the events in the story but you do
feel your personal and social values questioned.
Cy Korte © Copyright May 2000
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted October 13, 2001