A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed Christy Barritt’s latest thriller, Distorted. In case you missed that review, I absolutely loved it! (Catch up here) One of my favorite quotes from the novel is when the heroine, Mallory Baldwin, says:
“Through the grace of God, I’m a victor not a victim.”
But that doesn’t mean she’s not still traumatized by what happened to her. On the contrary. But Mallory Baldwin IS a survivor, and Barritt weaves into the core of her fictional story a victim-turned-victor who reflects the not-so-fictional atrocities and evils of human trafficking … as well as the grace of God that heals.
Today, Christy Barritt gives us even more of an glimpse into Distorted’s heroine by sharing Mallory’s playlist!!
Don’t you LOVE these fight songs!!! Sometimes we need to remind ourselves to fight for our recovery, don’t we? “Overcomer” by Mandisa is one of my personal faves and is, in fact, what I wake up to every morning on my phone alarm. “Fight Song” is another fave, and I don’t think Mallory (or Christy) would mind if I shared this rendition that I also have on my phone. There are no words in this version but the music and the setting still inspires me and reminds me that God’s grace is what gives me the ability to become a victor!
Mallory Baldwin is a survivor. A former victim of human trafficking, she’s been given a second chance, yet not a night goes by that she doesn’t remember being a slave to weapons dealer Dante Torres. Despite being afraid of the dark and wary of strangers, Mallory is trying to rebuild her life by turning her tragedy into redemption.
To former Navy SEAL Tennyson Walker, Mallory seems nothing like the shattered woman he rescued two years ago, and he can’t help but be inspired by her strength and resilience. So when a stalker suddenly makes Mallory vulnerable once again, Tennyson steps up as her bodyguard to keep her safe.
Mallory and Tennyson’s mutual attraction can’t be ignored, but neither can Mallory’s suspicion that Tennyson is keeping a terrible secret about her past. As the nightmare closes in, it’s not only Mallory and Tennyson’s love that comes under fire but their very lives as well. Will their faith sustain them? Or will the darkness win once and for all?
USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”
Christy, a Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author, writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.
She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.
Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She has more than fifty books published with over one million copies sold.
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What about you? Have you heard the songs on Mallory’s playlist? Which is/are your faves?