Lisa Harris in her new book "Dangerous Passage" Book One in the Southern Crimes series published by Revell Books takes us into the lives of Avery North and Jackson Bryant.
From the back cover: She's dedicated her life to ending violence. But has she moved too deep into a treacherous world?
When two Jane Does are killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, detective and behavioral specialist Avery North discovers they share something in common-a magnolia tattoo on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. As they venture deep into a sinister criminal world, Avery and Jackson are taken to the very edge of their abilities-and their hearts.
Dangerous Passage exposes a fully realized and frightening world where every layer peeled back reveals more challenges ahead. You'll be hooked from the start.
As soon as you say human trafficking to me the story takes on a new level of danger. Teenage girls are dying which is very close to home for Avery as she has a teenage daughter so she is even more determined to find this serial killer. It is this Magnolia tattoo that is their only clue. With "Dangerous Passage" Ms. Harris has given us a thriller that becomes more and more exciting until the last hundred pages which is an extremely wild ride. All I can say is imagine going on a roller coaster; the beginning of the ride is calm until you get to the top and experience that first drop then it is nothing but twists, turns, upside down loops until the ride ends. This is what Ms. Harris does to us as readers with this book. All of the characters are so well written you begin to think that you have known them all your life and you certainly want them to succeed. This is a fun read, it is a fast read, however I do not recommend starting this book late at night because it will cost you sleep as you will not want to put it down. Ms. Harris is an excellent writer and knows how to twist your nerve endings as she tightens the suspense.
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Available September 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Known for her contemporary suspense novels set in Africa, Lisa Harris relocates to the United States for the beginning of her Southern Crimes series, and introduces Avery North, a young widow who has chosen to pursue her career as a detective despite the loss of her husband and the challenge of raising her pre-teen daughter. Avery's love interest, Jackson Bryant, aids her in the search for the killer of young women as they sort through their feelings for each other and look for clues to stop more girls becoming prey for a murderer. Lisa includes all the necessary ingredients readers will love ~ conflict, romantic tension, red herrings, danger, heroics, and mystery. Jackson and Avery come with their own baggage and are very likeable characters trying to negotiate life and love. Dangerous Passage is bodes well for the success of this new series.
DANGEROUS PASSAGE by Lisa Harris Christian Romantic Suspense. #1 in the "Southern Crimes" series set in Atlantic, Georgia. What an emotionally charged story! Join Avery North and Jackson Bryant as they work together to try and solve a murder, find a serial killer,fight their attraction, and find a bit of happiness and peace. Filled with intense emotions, faith,healing,forgiveness, and love. An intriguing tale of murder, mystery, suspense, and romance. Ms. Harris has penned a thrilling story which captures the traits of humans, their misery, some people desires to harm others, and the power of faith and love. "Dangerous Passage" will have you on the edge of your seat, with the many twists and turns,and the deep secrets of a treacherous world. A great read! Received for an honest review from the publisher.
"Available September 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
From the first page, where Detective Avery North heads to the spa to relax after a busy working weekend to the last page I was pulled into a fast paced novel of intrigue, suspense and romance. Adrenaline racing type of fast paced, and I loved every minute. Avery (besides sharing the name of a favorite girl of mine) is dedicated, compassionate and very fervent in trying to find a balance between her family and her work to find justice. Jackson is equally determined to help. As we become more away of the horrible human trafficking going on, will we become complacent or more willing to at least consider the truth of it being there.
In this crazy world where we are constantly bombarded with demands how do we find a balance between what needs to be done and our sanity? Is there a balance and can I find it? Yes, I find it by carving out a few minutes here and there to be transported to someone else's hectic life. And Lisa does a great job of lifting me out of my humdrum daily chores to a place where I can become aware of the things others face on a regular basis.
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As the pages of the novel were turning, I remembered some television shows I watched growing up. Shows like Hill Street Blues or Barney Miller, or the one where a writer also helped solved cases the main character was played by Angela Lansbury do you remember the title of this particular show? In any case, novels that center on crime, legal areas as well as lawyers have always drawn my attention. While novels, movies and television portray crime and other themes like those mentioned above, none of us is ignorant to the reality being worse. One aspect of this type of fiction is playing the detective part in trying to put together the pieces of a puzzle in a way that brings about the correct conclusion.
Here Lisa Harris' Dangerous Passages reveals just enough in each chapter to add one layer of information, questions, action and suspense to draw the reader in and unable to put it down until the final closing of the book. What I like about the story is that several threads are running throughout the tale simultaneously though not in a way that distracts or discourages the audience. There is a quality of realism brought to the characters, plot and story line that helps brings a person to the pages with keen interest. One theme is justice not just for one person or crime, but a multitude. Another is forgiveness as well as relying on God to make it a reality as the players walk it out in the story. Some other threads can be identified as love, romance, family and teamwork. Let's see what you discover when you read it.
Lisa Harris is a new author to me personally, and this novel is a grand slam home run! I couldn't put the novel down. The more pieces or clues that were revealed, the more I wanted to know the ending! Upon coming to the ending, it left some things open which I hope come to fruition in a sequel. Maybe the author wanted to show that unlike movies, books or television not everything is tied up neatly at the conclusion, not in real life anyway. Don't miss this novel! Make time to read, experience the journey with the characters and then pass it on to someone you know who enjoys reading too.