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Crown of Thorns

(Nick Barrett #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  171 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Nick Barrett is in Charleston awaiting news of his inheritance when he agrees to investigate the ownership of a famous painting. He finds himself reluctantly drawn into the lives of a spunky, streetwise girl and a woman who is trying to rescue her sick child from the ruthless leader of a cult.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published January 1st 2002)
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Rocky Henriques
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this one so much...

...that I am getting the next book in this series right now! The characters are believable, and you find yourself identifying with them. There are a couple of gaps in the plot at the end, but not enough to ruin the story.
Wayne Presnell
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Did not anticipate liking this book but ended up loving it. Good mystery, lots of action and heart! Would recommend for sure.
T.E. George
Jan 20, 2009 rated it liked it
No need to recap the story here as others have done a fine job of that. I too was introduced to Nick Barrett in the second book of the series (intend to get the first soon). Even so, reading the first is not required to enjoy the second.

Sigmund Brouwer breaks a number of rules in vogue these days among genre writers. He flips from first person to third person from chapter to chapter. But, the effect is powerful. First person is reserved for his private eye type narrative while third person fills
Sarah Eckert
Nov 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. Page turner. Kept me reading. Started this on a rainy Veterans Day and finished it a couple days later.

I forgot that Sigmund Brouwer is another author I cannot put down. I didn't realize this book was in a series otherwise I'd have read the first book first (I like doing that). There were some allusions to what happened in the first book, but no retelling of the old story.

The flashbacks and circular nature of the story might get old to some. Or might turn away some (like me) who
Mark Baker
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2007, mystery
Nick Barrett investigates the reappearance of a painting for a couple of friends. The trail leads him to a poor orphan, her half sister, and a dangerous cult. Very entertaining with a powerful ending.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Sep 26, 2007 rated it really liked it
I was able to get into this book much faster than the 3rd one in the series. Maybe it was because I already knew who the main characters were.
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Didn't want to put it down. Great character development!
Nick Woodall
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: christian, fiction, novel
A good novel. Enjoyable, and enlightening.
Julie S.
Feb 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, pre2010-pregr
I read this not knowing that it was the second in a series. Oh well.
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