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The Tenth Plague

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Water turns to blood. Flies and gnats attack the innocent. Marc and Gillian Thayer’s vacation resort becomes a grisly murder scene, with a killer using the ten plagues of Egypt as his playbook for revenge.

When their friend turns up dead, Marc and Gillian put their vacation on hold, enlist the help of a retired homicide detective, and take a closer look at the bizarre plagu
ebook, 342 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Kirkdale Press (first published January 15th 2013)
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Claudia Barba
Jan 18, 2013 marked it as to-read
The Tenth Plague is the best kind of suspense novel. You’ll start by reading slowly as you get to know the actors and pick up details of the conflict. Then your pace will increase (sorry, other things on today’s to-do list) because you can’t wait to see what happens next. Before you know it, you’re slowing down again because you don’t want it to end. You reluctantly say goodbye, hoping Adam’s working on a sequel. Have no fear of foul language or sensual images. They’re not here. But authentic, G ...more
Victor Gentile
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adam Blumer in his new book, “The Tenth Plague” Book Two in the Thayer Mystery series published by Kirkdale Press takes us into the life of Marc and Gillian Thayer.

From the Back Cover: Water turns to blood. Flies and gnats attack the innocent.

Marc and Gillian Thayer’s vacation resort becomes a grisly murder scene, with a killer using the ten plagues of Egypt as his playbook for revenge.

When their friend turns up dead, Marc and Gillian put their vacation on hold, enlist the help of a retired homi
Lisa Johnson
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: The Tenth Plague
Author: Adam Blumer
Pages: 448
Year: 2016
Publisher: Kirkdale Press
My rating is 5 stars.
After completing adoption papers and legal matters, Marc and Gillian decide to take up a friend’s invitation to a free weekend at a resort. However, as Marc and Gillian pull into the resort parking lot it looks like a circus with cameras, TV news and a man using a bullhorn to speak to the crowd. A group of translators are also at the lodge working on a new translation of the Bible that mig
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Pastor Marc and Gillian Thayer have recently adopted an infant son. An old friend's invitation to spend the weekend at a luxury resort sounded like the perfect respite from their daily routine. Marc's friend is at the resort as part of a group of Bible translators. Prior to their arrival protesters had stormed the resort in an effort to disrupt the controversial project. Shortly after their arrival bizarre events began to materialize. The plagues of Egypt as described in the biblical account fro ...more
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
The plot and characterizations create a great forward momentum, providing just enough intrigue to make one say, "Just one more chapter," without mapping too much. The author spread out all the diverse and seemingly random threads, and then skillfully wove them together with clever foreshadowing and teasing clues, in an engaging, Christie-esque fashion. The author also addresses numerous spiritual issues such as biblical forgiveness and reconciliation, showing the reader what it looks like to app ...more
Zoe Scrivener
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
While The Tenth Plague started slowly, with some writing craft errors (which I probably only noticed because I've been reading writing craft books lately), I was soon captured by the story. Blumer does a good job keeping the reader guessing and the suspense escalating, so that by the time I got close to the end, I was reading faster and faster so I could find out what was going to happen before bedtime. While I thought that the victim of the tenth plague would be either (view spoiler) ...more
Liz Lovelace
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you've read Adam's first book, Fatal Illusions, and enjoyed it, you'll love this book.
While it's not a mystery (since we know who the villain is from the beginning), there certainly are mysterious elements in the book that keep you guessing. The intertwining of characters, their lives, and plot points is wonderful.
Adam's inclusion of two real occurrences that shape the characters in the book make it that much more believable.
Before Fatal Illusions, I had wondered how you mix suspense with Chr
Miriam Schneider
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book caused me to realize that lately I have not been reading well written books. The description in this book brings the reader into the story and allows the reader to sense what the characters sense. I must admit that I even shuddered at one point at how descriptive one scene was--I had no problem imagining what the character was experiencing in the book at that moment.

There are many good life lessons woven throughout the story that do not come across as too preachy. There isn't a
Susan Csoke
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marc and Gillian Thayer are the proud , elated, parents of their adopted newborn son. They also, are the owners of a vacation resort where a horrendous murder takes place. The story accelerates when the life of their son is threatened. A chilling tale that will send shivers up your spine. THANK YOU GOODREADS FIRST READS FOR THIS FREE BOOK!!!!!
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great read! As someone that works with special needs students, I am impressed with how Adam developed the character of Sammy. He obviously did a good amount of research. I highly recommend this book for those that enjoy a thrilling read.
Jan 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great book! I'm biased because he's my uncle :) but he is a great author. You should read this book!
Pam Jennings
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blumer sets this tale of an ordinary couple who suddenly finds themselves involved in a murder investigation in a frenzy of activity that includes a forgotten mining tragedy, adoption, an autistic child, a Bible conference causing conflict over discussion of a new Bible translation, murder by a deranged man obsessed by the plagues of Egypt and dealing with old unforgiven personal wounds that come to light. Overall the book was fast-paced with many twists and turns weaving a spell-binding narrati ...more
J.L. Rallios
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a suspenseful, dark Christian story, in which Marc and Gillian, a young Christian couple, go to a resort deep in the woods where a religious homicidal maniac is let loose and recreating the plagues in Exodus. It was pretty good with great Christian themes, but I found that it resembled The Fala Illusion in "flavor," too much. There was a lot of little annoying parts, such as Gillian, knowing there's a madman loose nearby. leaves the window open at night and then proceeds to... no, I won ...more
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A few years ago, I was shopping with my best friend around the time of my birthday. We were in a Christian bookstore and he told me to pick out a few books and he'd buy them for my birthday. One of those books was Fatal Illusions by Adam Blumer. It was one of the best suspense novels I had ever read, hands down. I have gotten to know the author fairly well through his blog, facebook, etc, and he had asked me to review his new book, and I was happy to do so.

The Tenth Plague has the same main ch
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Adam Blumer's first novel kept me glued to the page and The Tenth Plague is gripping as well. Although Marc & Gillian Thayer, whose story was the focus of Fatal Illusions, are the main characters in this novel as well, this book can be read as a stand-alone and is only loosely connected to the first. Blumer expertly weaves multiple threads together to create a tale rife with suspense and tension. The past and the present collide on more than one level as the Old Testament plagues are visited ...more
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Adam Blumer writes edge-of-your-seat suspense infused with Christian principles. In The Tenth Plague, Marc and Gillian Thayer visit a Christian-themed resort at the invitation of a friend to rest a while after adopting their new son. But the resort is in an upheaval: a Christian publishing company working on a new parallel Bible is meeting there as well, and protesters are out in droves. Someone rigged the water system to dispense what looks and smells like blood. What seemed an odd prank proves ...more
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is billed as a Christian fiction/mystery. I've read other Christian fiction and enjoyed it. This book was far from enjoyable. The key to getting a point across is not to repeatedly slap the reader in the face with it. Let the characters show strong moral compass and include some references to prayer or Christianity. Blumer seemed to have written a decent story, then went back and tried to insert something, anything Christian related into EVERY paragraph. It just takes away from the flow and ...more
Deb Brammer
It took me quite a few chapters to figure out what was going on in this book, but when I did, it made perfect sense. I loved the Sammy character. Though he was a minor character, he stole my heart. This suspense novel has some very unusual twists and will appeal to suspense readers who are looking for something a bit different. As usual, Adam holds all his characters to a high standard of ethical and Christian conduct. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to others.
Joan Anderson
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.. From the first page to the last page I had a hard time putting it down.. I think it really showed what evil can happen when we let our emotions make us bitter and revengeful.. I would recommend this book to everyone!!
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suspense that never quits!

Suspense and thrillers are not my genre--until The Tenth Plague. Fast-paced and full of twists, I could not put it down. Adam Blumer has penned a must-read for your summer.
Claudette Kilby
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was on the edge of my seat. I couldn't stop reading!
Geoffrey Abrams
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Engaging thriller and suspense in one.
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A very good book that shows how forgiveness works and how God can heal our hearts and even use old hurts for our good.
Lynette Karg
Aug 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Not quite as believe able as first novel. IMO he does not do as good a job with character development since he recycled some main characters from the first work.
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Adam Blumer fixes other people’s books to pay the bills. He writes his own to explore creepy lighthouses and crime scenes. He is the author of two Christian suspense novels, Fatal Illusions (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) and its sequel, The Tenth Plague (Kirkdale Press). A print journalism major in college, he works full-time from home as a book editor after serving in editorial roles fo ...more