Not in the Heart
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Back of the book:
Truman Wiley used to report news stories from around the world, but now the most troubling headlines are his own. He’s out of work, out of touch with his family, out of his home. But nothing dogs him more than his son’s failing heart.
With mounting hospital bills and Truman’s penchant for gambling his savings, the situation seems hopeless…until his estranged wife throws him a lifeline—the chance to write the story of a death row inmate, a man convicted of murder who wants to donate his heart to Truman’s son.
As the execution clock ticks down, Truman uncovers disturbing evidence that points to a different killer. For his son to live, must an innocent man die? Truman’s investigation draws him down a path that will change his life, his family, and the destinies of two men forever.
Strap on your seatbelt, because this story is likely to take you on an emotional ride. For the first two or three pages I actually had sympathy for Truman Wiley. That quickly changed and I began to loathe everything about him. I found myself thinking things like, what kind of a man would really abandon his family when they needed him most? Or what kind of a man would choose his cat over his terminally ill son?
Chris Fabry once again does a great job of letting you see the warts and all of his character’s lives. Through this story you get to examine not only Truman’s motives, but reflect on your own as well. It is one of those stories that leaves you thinking …but by the grace of God go I.
To talk about the plot of the story in depth would give away too much that needs to be experienced first-hand. The character’s lives are messy but real and that is what makes the story so compelling. Mr. Fabry takes you to the heart of the selfishness and selflessness of man in one complete story.
I recommend that you pick it up, but be prepared for introspection. This is another classic Fabry story that will leave you thinking about it for days to come.
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