“The Blue Cloak” by Shannon McNear is part of the True Colors Series. As my readers know, I am a big fan of this Christian historical fiction series. This book is incredible. I had never heard of the Harpe brothers before. They are considered America’s first serial killers. The author did a great job of portraying the heinous crimes committed without being too descriptive of them. I felt compelled to keep reading late into the night.
I was so impressed by the loyalty shown by various characters in “The Blue Cloak.” The only complaint I had was that the character who married one of the Harpe brothers should have had more fight in her. Beyond that, I loved the various character portrayals and how skillful the author of “The Blue Cloak” was at bringing the setting to life.
A Dark Blue Cloak
“The Blue Cloak” was a darker book than the other books that have been released so far in the True Colors Series. How could it not be, considering the subject matter? Yet, the author managed to make this a story that glorified Christ and the Church community. Another thing that the author did well was to balance the storylines of the main character, Rachael, and that of her best friend who was in the clutches of the Harpe brothers. There is romance, adventure, suspense, and true friendship. There is no vulgar language and the violence was kept “off of the page.”
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a clean romance with action and adventure. The fact that this is based on actual events makes it even better.
I give “The Blue Cloak” 5 Stars
Thank you to Net Galley and Barbour Books for providing me with an ARC of “The Blue Cloak” in exchange for an honest review.
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