A Gripping Story Illustrating the Effects of Gossip and the Impact of Trusting in God Amidst Tragedy
Truly a page turner, Kathy Herman’s fictional book A Shred of Evidence does not disappoint readers as she carefully tells the story of the explosion of gossip in small town Seaport. Throughout the novel, Herman continues to develop her characters with many complexities and reveals more and more of their hearts, motives, and how seemingly small conversations can have big, lasting impact. I could not put this down and I read it over the course of two days (a rarity for me). One of the strongest points of this book is that it does not merely entertain, but it gets you to really think about the consequences of gossip and how faith in God can really change things for the better. Stating that gossip is harmful is one thing, but showing what it can do through down-to-earth characters in a gripping story is quite another. This would be a great book to read with a group to discuss. I highly recommend this novel to anyone wanting an enjoyable read who doesn’t mind learning some valuable lessons along the way.