hiding among the quirky residents of a retirement home is not what she had in mind. Now Elaine must solve the mystery from afar, as soon as she figures out if her friend is keeping her from danger...or keeping her from the truth.
Reviewer: Gee Dixon
I was hooked from the first page. This book was a page turner. Elaine, the main character had a life full of action and suspense. The characters are heart-warming, with a Christian message entwined with the story. One of the best books I have read.
Reviewer: Kandace Perry
The cover drew me in with its hint of warmth and mystery.
There was no doubt that the novel, Pendant was faith based; it was relatable and realistic. Pendant depicts our struggle to hear God when times are tough, wondering how long to hold on before our prayers are answered and yet allowing us to have our eyes and hearts open by someone in our life that has held on and draws faithfully and consistently on God's strength. It was a good reminder that God is always with us no matter what happens in our life, no matter how far we slip away. He is ready and waiting for us with open arms.
Pendant, by M.L. Hamilton was filled with mystery and intrigue; warmth for loved ones; passion for the truth and freedom from the past. It drew me in and held me there until the end. Through the fear, the heart ache, the emotional connections of family and friends; Pendant reminds us that even though we are fighting for survival, and searching for answers, God is with us in every breath we take waiting for us to call out to Him and accept His presence in our lives.
Reviewer: Jill Jones
“Pendant”is the story of Elaine, a former school teacher who lost a student on a field trip and has been haunted by the memory for more than a decade. She and her husband, a police officer at the time of the abduction, lose their jobs over the incident.
After 12 years, a girl’s picture in the paper triggers memories as Elaine sees the pendant her student was wearing the day of the disappearance around the neck of the girl in the photograph, prompting her husband to reopen his file and start investigating the case again.
As Elaine loses everything in her fight for justice, she fears for her own life and turns to her neighbor, a police officer, to help keep her out of danger, but can she trust him?
M.L. Hamilton has a way with words. She grabs your attention on the first page, but just as the action begins to pick up, the story seems to halt until the mystery is near resolution.
As much as I found the plot riveting, this would have made a better short story. The details about the retirement home where she was “hiding” is material for a separate book and was too much to include in this story.