Item description for All Things Hidden by Judy Candis...
Overview When one drug dealer after another starts turning up dead on her watch, Jael Reynolds teams up with the only other person who seems to care, FBI Special Agent Grant Lewis. The two soon uncover layer after layer of corruption, organized bigotry, and hate that justifies murder in the name of God.
Citations And Professional Reviews All Things Hidden by Judy Candis has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Black Issues Book Review - 11/01/2004 page 73
Publishers Weekly - 07/19/2004 page 143
Kirkus Reviews - 08/01/2004 page 714
Romantic Times - 09/01/2004 page 71
Library Journal - 09/01/2004 page 130
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Studio: Walk Worthy Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.06" Width: 5.02" Height: 0.86" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 0446693154 ISBN13 9780446693158
Availability 0 units.
More About Judy Candis
Candis teaches creative writing at the University of South Florida. A former journalist, she also helps run the family business, Bar-B-Q King, a landmark restaurant in the Tampa Bay area.
Judy Candis currently resides in Tampa Bay, in the state of Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about All Things Hidden?
Hidden, Yet Lying Right Under the Surface Mar 23, 2007
Author Judy Candis has written a beautiful Christian Fiction mystery novel, one in which it is more than evident she spent a lot of time and love writing. Jael Reynolds was godly proud of her position with the police department as a detective with promises of a promotion to lieutenant in the near future, but not as much as she was humbled and thankful for her Christian walk and faithfulness to the Lord. Because of this, she is able to do her job and be a help to as many people as she can, but not even her eventful past, an arrogant ex-husband, raising her son alone, and the usual dealings of police work prepare her for what was lying beneath in her small Florida city.
For some reason, the unease Jael felt when the first drug dealer was killed would change her life as she knew it. The turn of events that followed appeared to be a serial killer taking out the local drug dealers, but that was just scratching the surface. As each event would unfold, it appeared to be one positive step towards solving the spree of killings, including bringing in the FBI. Even still things were not as they appeared to be.
Jael's faith was tested through the roof when her son and young friend were kidnapped because she had gotten too close to finding out about the true "White Power" hate crimes, who was involved and how they had covered their tracks. Stressed far beyond her limits, Jael found herself in a place of obedience by praying and waiting on God to move on her behalf as He placed people in her life and in the way of the ongoing investigation who turned out to be a help to her bringing those responsible to justice.
Author Judy Candis penned a beautifully written Christian Fiction mystery in which she took a lot of time to research and put into her story as it pertains to detective and police work. I would recommend this book to anyone who is going through a time in their lives where it seems they will not make it. In the face of adversity, there is God's mercy and His unfailing love and faithfulness. Rest in peace, Judy Candis.
Reviewed by Sharel E. Gordon-Love Apooo BookClub
Judy Candis We'll Miss Your Work Sep 20, 2006
The book is divine. All of her works are great. Judy passed away here in Tampa, Florida a few days ago and this great author and woman will truly be missed.
The World may change, but GOD remains the same...through all things. Jul 30, 2005
Jael Reynolds a detective by choice, a Christian by Faith, has had to endure much. A young son to raise on her own,and a anal ex, along with the pressures of a successful career in a dominating world of men & bigots. It is one thing to adjust to when you have to work under the leadership of a woman, but add color to that title and you got blatant racism and hidden racism. Jael learns that you never know who your enemies will be. Jael has sacrificed much to succeed and also to find her way spiritually. She learns that even though she has done what was considered right, the devil has his spawns and there are times in a believer's life where they have to practice and battle that "No weapon formed against (me) shall prosper." and the fact that GOD said that he will "never leave you or forsake you." Jael is a living testimony that "He may not come when you want him, but he'll always be right on time." Life itself is hard, but racism and supremacy is real and very much around, you have to know that there are wolves in sheep clothing. Grant is what Jael needs, someone who is strong, connected and believes in having faith. You never know when your prince charming will be delivered. This story line was intriguiing and very captivating, you have to keep reading. You have suspense, mystery, romance, desparation, spirituality, maternal love, and much more in this book. TO THE AUTHOR JUDY CANDIS.... "JOB well done!!!" I look forward to reading more by Ms. Candis. If you are a Christian fiction reader or if you are not, I recommend this book!!!
What's with the "niche" designation? Mar 23, 2005
Somebody send some aspirin over to Publisher's Weekly, because you don't have to be Christian or African-American to appreciate this book. The strong female lead Jael offers up a lesson in faith, applicable to all flavors. I don't typically read books because they're Christian, but this book gave me a new perspective on my own faith - I didn't feel like I was being evangelically pounded. It's so good to see a woman lead character without super powers dealing with her problems and not passing them off on someone else, or waiting for a man to come to her rescue! I laughed and cried when I read this book - then I bought it for my mother to use at her Bible study, glad to have this literary bridge to connect our religious gap. Judy Candis writes books that stay with you for awhile. This is the second of her books that I've read --and enjoyed.
Fast Moving Suspense Mar 7, 2005
I would highly recommend "All Things Hidden" for anyone who loves suspense novels. The added dosage of Christian principles made this book even better. The lessons in the book go hand in hand with the suspense and situations Jael finds herself in.