Check out a Q&A with the author... Blood Sisters by Jim O'Shea (Interview & #Giveaway) @Celebrate_Lit

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Blood Sisters
By Jim O'Shea
Christian Suspense, Thriller
Paperback & ebook, 274 Pages
June 16, 2020 by Pelican


Libby Meeker is seeing things.
The young Salt Lake City architect is experiencing visions of her twin sister, despite the fact that Melissa died mysteriously almost one year ago.

If that’s not bad enough, a serial killer surfaces in northern Utah, and a series of bizarre clues lead Detective Troy Hunter to Libby…and unspeakable possibilities that begin to shatter her fragile world.

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Would you tell us what inspired you to write Blood Sisters?

I had a dream years ago about twin brothers horsing around on a bridge over a rushing river. One fell in and the body was never recovered, but later in the dream the remaining brother began to see his dead twin. Although the situation, characters, and circumstances were all changed, this dream was the basis for “Blood Sisters”.

Would you tell us a little more about the main characters?

Blood Sisters has many interesting and engaging characters, but they all revolve around the protagonist, Libby Mitchell…who is a living, breathing contradiction. One the one hand, Libby is a beautiful and successful architect working in Salt Lake City, but on the other she’s a troubled soul. Libby is not only struggling with her family’s history of mental illness, but also with the fact that she continues to see her twin sister Melissa in passing buses and cars, outside her office window, and leaving the local bank. That wouldn’t be a problem, if it weren’t for the fact that Melissa died almost one year ago in a disastrous accident aboard a Navy destroyer. 

What part or aspect of this story do you love the most?

Blood Sisters is a murder mystery chock full of interesting characters, clues, plot twists, and a little romance that will keep the reader engaged until the end. 

What challenged you about writing Blood Sisters?

Blood Sisters is an Agatha Christie-style mystery, complete with fascinating characters, a deceptive plot and multiple sub-plots, suspense, and a surprise ending. Keeping track of the plot twists and clues and presenting them in an engaging fashion was complicated, but very rewarding in the end.

What are you working on next?

I just finished the initial full draft of my fourth novel, “I, Witness”. This new thriller combines elements of faith, science, technology, and espionage into a story that not only celebrates God’s revelation of Himself through the natural sciences, but also presents a storyline that’s both mind-boggling and a true message of salvation.

About the Author

Author of two highly-rated thrillers (The Linen God and The Reluctant Disciple), Jim O’Shea spends his time crafting novels of suspense that frequently tackle the dynamic between faith and science. Jim believes God continues to reveal his creation masterpiece through scientific discovery, and that Christian fiction is a great tool to expose those emerging truths.

His third novel, “Blood Sisters”, takes a more traditional approach to mystery thrillers with a mind-bending whodunit in the tradition of Agatha Christie, Harlan Coben, and Michael Connelly. His fourth novel, “I, Witness”, will return to his faith/science roots and feature a compelling blend of espionage, leading-edge science, and salvation.

More from Jim

I had a dream years ago about identical twin brothers horsing around on a bridge over a rushing river. One tragically fell in and his body was never recovered, but years later the surviving twin began seeing his late brother outside his bedroom window, in the shadows of the church next to his home, and in passing cars and busses.

That dream eventually became the basis for my latest Christian mystery/thriller. In “Blood Sisters”, Libby Mitchell is not only seeing her deceased twin sister all around her small Utah town, but also dealing with the frightening reality of a serial killer targeting young women with red hair. When a series of bizarre clues point Homicide Detective Lee Hunter to thirty year old, red-haired Libby Mitchell, the mystery takes more than a few unexpected turns, providing a thrill ride the reader won’t soon forget.

Tour Schedule

Rebecca Tews, June 19
Wishful Endings, June 20 (Author Interview)
Betti Mace, June 26
A Baker’s Perspective, June 27 (Author Interview)
Artistic Nobody, June 30 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, June 30

Tour-Wide Giveaway

To celebrate his tour, Jim is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Starbucks gift card and a copy of each of Jim’s three books!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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