Predator by Terri Blackstock
I would suggest this book to any older teens or adult who feels the need to convey everything they do on a moment by moment basis on a social network. This book will scare the daylights out of them. In this tale Krista, a co-founder of an inner city youth ministry, is on the hunt for the online predator that abducted, beat, raped and buried her 14-year old sister Ella alive. This predator followed Ella’s constant posts on GrapeVyne where she outlined her every move, including her fateful walk to the corner store for a bottle of soda. When another girl is taken, Krista teams up with the founder of GrapeVyne and the police to try to piece together how this killer is able to follow these girls, since they don’t seem to have any friends in common.
Krista’s faith is shaken by her sister’s death, but her faith gives her the strength to pull through and find meaning in her sister’s brutal death. While the murders are horrific, they are not over the top and the author gets her message of faith and internet safety to the reader in a readable way. Even those that are not fans of Christian fiction will be taken in by the suspense and the horror that builds through the story.