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Twisted Innocence

(Moonlighters #3)

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Holly Cramer’s past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.

Though Holly’s stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily’s father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends a
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Zondervan
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Hannah
Oh, this one was good! I love some strong character development, and this story takes us though a hero and heroine who have made some major mistakes with their lives but have to work through them to defeat the daring bad guy who’s plagued the sister MCs through this entire trilogy. This one’s my favorite of the three!
Christine Indorf
Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thrillers, religion
I listen to this on audiobooks and I have been listening to it all day. A great ending for a great series. I think book number 2 was my favorite but this book was really good. You finally see the sister, Holly, who made a lot of mistakes in her life finally with her daughter get her life back to following God and reunite to the father of her baby. Again with high suspense and will they finally get the man who tormented their family for so long. Again a great series from Terri Blackstock and I hi ...more
Melanie
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, series
Twisted Innocence was a great ending to the series. I liked how everything wrapped up and the author's note at the end was very good and true. I can't believe that I actually ended up liking Creed, but I did and I just wanted things to end up well for him.

Recommend this series -- especially in audio format.
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Hannah
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Brittany
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Twisted Innocence. It is the third book in a series, however, I had not read the first two books and I followed the storyline just fine. The author did a good job of catching me up to what had been going on in the previous books. I do think that my reading enjoyment would have been even greater had I read the whole series, but I still liked this book very much.

I really liked Holly Cramer. She has turned her life around for the sake of her new baby. She no longer runs with a wild
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Judy D Collins
A special thank you to Zondervan and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Talented Christian and crime writer, Terri Blackstock returns with the thrilling complex suspense Moonlighter trilogy, with an action filled, fast-paced thriller, TWISTED INNOCENCE (Moonlighters Series #3), focused on sister, Holly and her baby daughter. Of course, the sisters and other familiar characters are back for a novel of mistakes, love, and redemption.

If you read Blackstock's last book Distort
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Sarita
Another great book by Terri Blackstock. This book again confirmed why she is one of my favourite Christian suspense writers. The book was so fast paced I flew through it!

This is book 3 of the Moonlighters series and what a great conclusion. In this book we get to know the youngest sister, Holly, as she struggles through accepting decisions she made in the past, and to realise it is only in the past, as well as getting to know Creed, the father of Holly's baby. Leonard Miller is also back and Cat
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Joey
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
That. Was. Beautiful. Enough said.
Shelley Lawrence
Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock is the third book in the Moonlighters crime fiction trilogy. It is not only a really interesting and gripping mystery, but also a powerful story due to its message of faith and forgiveness. Additionally, it was an impactful conclusion to the series.

I have enjoyed this whole trilogy immensely and found it to be entertaining and engaging. I really like the characters and their family bonds, real life struggles, and growth singularly and with one another. I tru
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Oceana
Sep 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Unfortunately my least favourite of the series. Holly annoyed me in this one and so did her sisters. I wish Jay was in it more.
Iola
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Twisted Innocence is the final book in a trilogy, and the three books do need to be read in order, and (I believe) in quick succession, because Twisted Innocence builds on and concludes the overall series story arc. While I have read the previous two books, it was several months ago, and I had forgotten most of the details. As a result, I found the first quarter of Twisted Innocence slow, as though it was trying to tell new readers what had gone before without falling into an excess of backstory ...more
Brielle
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
As always, Terri Blackstock continues to amaze me. Twisted Innocence was the perfect mix of mystery, thrill, adventure, Jesus, and, of course, romance! My heart raced at every moment and I absolutely loved it! I also loved the different points of view from each character. Blackstock is incredible at POV! There were definitely plot twists I was not expecting at all and personality changes. My favorite part was probably the baby shower for Holly's baby and how Holly stereotyped her sister's church ...more
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
3.5 Stars

I had heard good things about this author and so jumped at the chance to review her newest, Twisted Innocence. I liked that even though this is the third book in the series and it would definitely be beneficial to read the first two books, I still followed the story just fine not having read them. It also had some romance, lots of family involved in the story (which I always like), and some decent suspense. I also liked seeing the different storylines come together as various characters
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Julie Graves
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, 2014-reads
This is the 3rd book in the Moonlighters series. Holly Cramer is trying to get her life together. It is time to grow up and take responsibility for her actions. Being a single mom is hard, but Holly has no desire for the father of her baby to be involved in the picture.

Creed has no idea he is a father until someone tells him about Holly having a baby. Framed for murder Creed is on the run. Hiding from the police and from the drug dealers that are out to kill him, Creed only wants one look at his
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Sheila
Holly has made mistakes, one of which has left her with bills to pay and a new baby to support. Her sisters rally around to help, but it’s hard to trust they’re not blaming her with every incautious word. Then she gets mugged.

So starts Terri Blackstock’s Christian romantic suspense, Twisted Innocence. Holly’s feelings for her child are achingly real – ”Holding her daughter was the biggest endorphin rush Holly had ever known.” Her doubts about her own self-worth will be familiar to anyone who’s e
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Sue
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley


This book was ace! pure ace! I started it last night and finished it this morning. I finished it whilst eating my breakfast, I just had to see what happened at the end.

I've not read the books in this series previous to this, did it matter? nope, not one bit. I will go back over them though and see as I loved this book so very much.

Holly seemed to have been a bit wayward, but since she had a one night stand with Creed Kershaw, a man that she was introduced to one night, drunk, and totally out of
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Barb
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holly Cramer's past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.
Though Holly's stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily's father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family—she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he's a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.
Determined
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Michelle
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it
I hate to say it but this book was my least favorite in this series. The other two seemed more suspenseful and intriguing. This book does include the same characters from the previous stories, so I recommend reading them in order. Holly's character frustrated me at times but I liked Terri's portrayal of her life and situation raising a baby and being a cap driver. The most surprising person in this story was Creed who confused me at first and really completed the story line. Terri could have twi ...more
Jen
Mar 14, 2020 rated it liked it
This was the final book in the series. It focuses on the youngest sister and her daughter’s father. There’s so much action for one family. I am glad that everything is resolved with Leonard Miller in the end.
Dawn
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story was enjoyable but not as well written as the first two books in the Moonlighters series. Some parts seemed choppy and there were a few parts that repeated the same information earlier in the book.

The writing seemed rushed (although it could have been me reading faster to see what happened the end).

If you read the first two books in the series, think about reading this one. It rounds out the family story and the ending gave me a sense of peace for the family, even though there are fic
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Dawn
Very fast paced and easy read. I liked getting to know Holly better in this book.
Sami A. Abrams
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Overall an excellent book. Wishing parts would have been a little more detailed and sad this was the last book in the series.
Virginia Pillars
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I raced through the final book and felt satisfied with the end.

Dawn Jesson
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another “can’t-put-down” book!!! Be prepared for a hectic pace & gripping story.
Mary-Faith
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was good, but not great. The If I Run trilogy is the only other series I've read by Terri Blackstock, but I don't know if it's fair to compare the two when If I Run is considered her best work by many. The great thing about that trilogy was that it got better with each book. I feel like the Moonlighters trilogy started really strong and then fizzled out a bit. By the end of the series, reading from all of the POVs was kind of confusing and I found myself not feeling very invested in what ha ...more
Kelly Bridgewater
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the previous two books in the Moonlighter Series, Truth-Stain Lies and Distortions, which featured Cathy, Juliet, Holly, and Jay Cramer, and their current dilemmas. Even though Holly had a huge part in the first two novels, it was not her story; Twisted Innocence was. In Twisted Innocence, there was a continuation of the strong characterizations and their interactions that I loved so much in the first two novels. As for being a suspense book, Blackstock leans toward keeping her ...more
Victor Gentile
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Terri Blackstock in her new book, “Twisted Innocence” Book Three in the Moonlighters Series published by Zondervan takes us into the life of Holly Cramer.

From the back cover: Holly Cramer’s past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.

Though Holly’s stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily’s father.
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Sue
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
THE MOONLIGHTERS SERIES which began with the action packed TRUTH STAINED LIES, then continued its gripping story of the Cramer family in
DISTORTION will conclude in Terri Blackstock's latest novel TWISTED INNOCENCE. Terri Blackstock was among the first Christian authors I read and most certainly the first author of Christian suspense I read. More than a decade later, I find each new series better than the previous. In TWISTED INNOCENCE, Holly, the youngest sister of the Cramer family, is trying t
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Kristen Wampner
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Twisted Innocents is book #3 in the Moonlighters Series. In Twisted Innocents we get into Holly Cramer's story. Throughout this series Holly has been a character who has made poor choices and because of those poor choice she lands herself a job as a taxi driver. Motherhood finds Holly and gives Holly motivation to get back to a less dramatic and more fulfilling way of life when her baby’s father who is wanted for murder shows up in the picture. Holly’s character has always had an underlying feel ...more
Chris
Another great book by Terri Blackstock. This book again confirmed why she is one of my favourite Christian suspense writers. The book was so fast paced I flew through it!

This is book 3 of the Moonlighters series and what a great conclusion. In this book we get to know the youngest sister, Holly, as she struggles through accepting decisions she made in the past, and to realise it is only in the past, as well as getting to know Creed, the father of Holly's baby. Leonard Miller is also back and Cat
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Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

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