Emily is from a family where every member is in, or connected to Law Enforcement, and she is so not up to the challenge.
A High School Teacher, and glad to be so far from the Law Enforcement part of life and living, especially after a broken engagement and her Brother's murder, both in Law Enforcement.
But doesn't everything she's trying to cringe away from come knocking on her classroom door when she becomes involved in a Hostage Situation locked down in her classroom with an old flame, as the on site negotiator?
Wait-it gets worse, after they think the situation is resolved, her Niece is abducted, the Safe House she is sent to is compromised, the Cartel finds her_!
Does the terrible, horrible, gross day never end? Does it end well, or at least as well as it can? Who gets out of the Hospital, gets involved in the Niece Hunt, who's recovered alive, and who was behind it all anyway?
Those old boyfriends can be a problem_especially when they think you are still in love with them. Yes, it can get more traumatizing, it's the moment that you wish you could forget about, but there is a surprising end, very surprising end to the story, and a sequel!
You know, this is not my genre-but the writing style will draw you in. If you stop reading or skip parts as being really stressful, you'll still enjoy the rest of the book
Her family might be full of cops, but Emily is quite happy being a school teacher, thank you.
Then Mason, an undercover cop who might be involved in her brother's death, comes along and has the nerve to ask her to help out in his case. That's a definite no until she finds out the brother of one of her students has been kidnapped.
That's just the beginning. Emily and family members end up having their lives endangered. It's like running through a rat's maze trying to find the answers.
This is another of those books that you won't want to put down. And then there's the ending.
It is going to leave you hanging big time. There's a short teaser at the end from book three of the Southern Crimes series due out in the spring of 2015. Ms Harris, can you please write a little faster? I don't think I can wait a year.
***A special thank you to Lanette Haskins for providing a review copy.***
What a roller coaster ride! Once you start reading Fatal Exchange the pace picks up and never slows. I loved that. There's nothing quite like curling up on a rainy day with an awesome mystery book and Fatal Exchange fit the bill. I was completely enthralled into the story and was lost in its pages for a couple hours, hardly able to set the book down.
I did not read the previous book in this series, nonetheless, I didn't feel like I was missing anything. It can definitely be read as a stand-alone. I will say, after I tore through Fatal Exchange, I'll be going back to find Dangerous Passage for certain. Harris writes in a fluid style that leaves you turning pages.
I really, really, liked Emily and Mason. I felt I could relate to certain aspects of their character. They felt so real! I was so thankful for how accurately Emily's emotions were portrayed after everything she went through. I cringe when I read about characters who breeze through life having unrealistic reactions to traumatic events. I also felt Mason's internal struggles were justifiable. I found myself thankful again that his growing relationship with Christ wasn't stilted or forced, rather the opposite. I appreciate Godly characters so much.
The "mystery" and thrill in and of itself was fantastic and different for me, personally. I will definitely be looking up more of Harris's works and digging into Dangerous Passage when I have time. Why, oh, why must we wait until Spring '15 for the next book?? I highly recommend to fellow readers of mystery/thrillers. There really wasn't much romance in the story, but if there had been more than there was, it wouldn't have flowed. I recommend to readers fifteen or older due to the nature of the story. Things to know: There are at least ten murders either mentioned or presented in the story, though not given in grotesque detail. There is a drug cartel.
I received this book from Revell in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thanks!
Fatal Exchange is another great mystery from author Lisa Harris. For me it started a little slow then BAM! Lisa blew me out of the water with a plot twist that leaves a class room full of kids held at gun point! From there the pace picked up and the twists kept coming! I absolutely LOVE the way Lisa blends Faith in her characters and their lives. Their prayers are realistic as they try to survive danger and conquer their fears! The departments mole re-surfaces and stirs up all kinds of trouble. And more about Avery and Emily's brother Michael's murder case is revealed! After glancing at the provided excerpt I can't wait for the next book to see what lies in store for the Hunt family next. Favorites from the last book come back to help solve this new case filled with murder, kidnapping, and links to the cartel. There where lulls in the pace from time to time, but then another adrenaline shot would pop up! This is a highly entertaining read with great Spiritual lessons, fear, love, family, pain, danger, mystery, betrayal, and much more!
Songs that I think go with Fatal Exchange or *are mentioned in it's pages*: "Forgiveness" by Matthew West, *"[Sittin' On] The Dock Of The Bay" by Otis Redding*, *"Joy To The World"* by Bing Crosby, and "You Won't Let Go" by Michael W. Smith
Songs etc. may be changed or added in the future.
**I requested and received a copy of this book as a member of Revell Reads and for the purpose of posting an honest review. The above are my true thoughts and feelings about Fatal Exchange. ~ASC