Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pattern of Wounds by J. Mark Bertrand

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Pattern of Wounds
Bethany House (July 1, 2011)
J. Mark Bertrand


J. Mark Bertrand lived in Houston, where the series is set, for fifteen years, earning an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Houston. But after one hurricane too many he relocated with his wife Laurie to the plains of South Dakota. Mark has been arrested for a crime he didn't commit, was the foreman of one hung jury and served on another that acquitted Vinnie Jones of assault. In 1972, he won an honorable mention in a child modeling contest, but pursued writing instead.


It's Christmas in Houston, and homicide detective Roland March is on the hunt for a killer. A young woman's brutal stabbing in an affluent neighborhood bears all the hallmarks of a serial murder. The only problem is that March sent the murderer to prison ten years ago. Is it a copycat -- or did March convict the wrong man?

Alienated from his colleagues and with a growing rift in his marriage, March receives messages from the killer. The bodies pile up, the pressure builds, and the violence reaches too close to home. Up against an unfathomable evil, March struggles against the clock to understand the hidden message in the pattern of wounds.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Pattern of Wounds, go HERE.

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Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

Adam at Meaningful Suspense
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
E.J at Sword and Pen
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Gina at Upon Reflection
Hannah at Word Lily
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jason at Spoiled For The Ordinary
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Katie at Christian Novels
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Observations From The Windowsill
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Missy at Hidden Valley Simplicity
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews by Molly
Nicole at Into The Fire
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Sally at Welcome To Sally Bradley.com
Shelley at Ink Scrawls
Susan at New Every Morning
Suzanne at The Book & Cover Reviewer
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife
Winter at Winter A. Peck


Nicole said...

Review up Wed. AM at Into the Fire.

Adam Blumer said...


IE Mommy said...


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Winter Peck said...

Up with a review.

Heart2Heart said...

Another great suspense crime thriller! LOVED it!


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

M at Hidden Valley Simplicity said...

Really enjoy his writing! My review is here and it will be posted on Amazon as well. http://www.hiddenvalleysimplicity.com/2011/07/pattern-of-wounds-by-j-mark-bertrand.html

PatriciaW said...

Having to make hard choices about books to read vs. time to write. But this one is definitely on the TBR list for when the writing's done.

Mocha with Linda said...


Jasmine said...

Scheduled for tomorrow

Brittanie said...

Set to post Thursday.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Hisart777 said...


IE Mommy said...


lindaruth said...

My review is posted here:

Jason said...

Hey, I got one done!

My review. Be ye warned!

Cara Putman said...

my review is up. talked about the books in two posts today...

Jim Thompson said...

Posted at One Small Stone.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=8616

Anonymous said...

Tour Posted on http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/cfba-tour-pattern-of-wounds-j-mark-bertrand/
Friday 7/15/2011

Sally Bradley said...

I'm up -- http://sallybradley.com/2011/07/15/pattern-of-wounds/

Loved it!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Review to come later.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review.

Jenny said...

Posted with review.

Cheryl Klarich said...


April Erwin said...

Mine's Up.

Deanna said...


Suzanne said...

Mine is now posted.