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Friday, October 7, 2011

A Critical Loss of Balance Book (Review & Giveaway!)

A Critical Loss of Balance
Brief Synopsis: 

How far would you go to restore the balance in your life that a tragedy had stolen from you?


Cliff Elliott thought he had endured the worst thing a parent could endure when his nine year old daughter was kidnapped, but he was wrong. The circumstances that led to her return were far worse than anything he could have imagined. Now Cliff, a man who rarely uttered a cross word, a man whose temperament and nature were as gentle as any man's could be, had his life thrown irreparably out of balance.
Left with no other choice, Cliff set out not for revenge, but for justice; a justice that he hoped would restore the balance that was now absent from his life. The price to be paid to regain that balance though was much higher than he ever imagined it would be. In fact, Cliff almost paid the ultimate price,  almost.
So take a walk in another man's shoes and try to imagine what you would do if you were faced with, 'A Critical Loss of Balance'.

About the Author:
A Critical Loss of Balance is the third novel of suspense from Mark E. Shaver, author of ’The Second Verdict’ and ’After the Fact’. He and his wife reside in Texas. For more info about Shaver, check out his Amazon profile and his personal website

Our Review:

My thoughts:  

Overall this book is a great read,  especially if you like mystery novels and the excitement of the twists in the storyline are captivating.  For me,  I like a good and easy read.  Mostly because I am busy mom of 6 kids.  I enjoyed the character Cliff's ability to step out of his comfort zone,  to do what any father would do for his child...only it was in a way that was to help another family in similar circumstances.  I think as parents,  it's important to form a village.  To help one another in keeping our children safe and free from the worries that this world can sometimes bring.  
In closing,  I think this book is well written as far as the storyline goes.   I truly did enjoy this book. His writing style is unique. I love that he publishes his own books.  I think it's definitely worth while reading.  I would rate this book on a scale of 1-10.  10 being the highest,  I would rate it as a 7.

My Husband's thoughts: 

This book started out really great, had some storyline changes that made it better.  The situations that the character faces with his family are devastating and made me really appreciate that I have never had to deal with such circumstances. But overall I felt that this book lacked a certain depth.  Some of the details in the story seemed a little predictable and sort of unrealistic.  I would compare his writing style to  John Grisham.  I think with a bit more practice, this author will be amazing.  Unfortunately I really expected more action,  more suspense and more detail and especially for it to have been a bit more realistic, the numerous characters made it a bit confusing.  It was an okay read for me.  It was not my favorite.  I would rate this book on a scale of 1-10.  10 being the highest,  a 4. 


You can connect with Mark Shaver on Facebook!

Buy It!

You can buy A Critical Loss of Balance for $12.99 {Paperback} or $3.99 {Digital Download} using discount code BALANCE.

The Giveaway: How would you like to win your own copy of A Critical Loss of Balance? I have one to give away to one lucky contestant!

(You may have to click on READ MORE to see the Rafflecopter.)

**Disclaimer: We received the information and book to review for free. The company is facilitating the giveaway.  Any opinions expressed are our own.  Our opinions are not influenced by any form of compensation.


  1. The Second Verdict also sounds like a great book, and so does his upcoming book The Third Half.

  2. Confused - this is listed as ending tomorrow but rafflecopter ended entries. On the chance that posting here will get thru, the book sounds very interesting. Thanks for the review!


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