This was my first book by Irene Hannon, and since she's considered one of the best in Christian suspense, I was super excited to read it.
I never realized how disappointing it was to be disappointed...
When I read a novel, I like the characters to become my friends and the plot to keep the pages turning. I'm not asking too much, just that the writer does a good job at bringing the hero and heroine to life. Throughout the whole story, I felt detached from Liz and Jake. Like I was watching their life happen from a distance and I wasn't really there.
And Martin Reynolds... I mean, I'm sure there are people like that in the world, but in my opinion, it was extreme and made for a very weak plot line. If you haven't read this book yet then I won't spoil the plot for you, but for those of you who did, then you might know what I mean.
Now, Irene Hannon is a decent writer and I learned a lot about US Marshalls and protection duty, but that wasn't why I picked up this novel. I wanted to lose myself in a mystery that was flavored with a good dose of romance. Did I get what I was expecting? I don't know... but it took me a whole week to read what should've been a one nighter.
I wouldn't recommend this book to just anyone, but if you're a fan of Irene, then by all means, give it a shot. Just don't spend a whole lot of money on it.
I really liked this book.. action is great, mystery twists is awesome. and a little romance on the side just made it perfect!! with the exception of how insane that guy was. I know its reality - there are people like that in the world, it just scared me a little.
*** I never knew that red pen was indicating anything and i love using it.I had to stop filing my business contracts with it after this book.
I'm totally recommending it to all that love mystery romance.
I loved this book. Suspense, romance, and written with class. I have enjoyed all of Irene Hannon's books. Writing style is similar to Dee Henderson. If you love christian suspense, don't miss this one.
Oh my gosh. Now this is why I like reading Christian fiction! It's been a long, long while since I've read a phenomenal, outstanding story and let me tell you that I was pretty desperate for one.
There's no other way to put it, this was my first read by Hannon and it exceeded my expectations on every level. WOW! And I don't even frequently read Romantic Suspense.
Excellent Cover! Excellent story that is amazingly told! Nail-biting suspense- no seriously. I almost couldn't do anything else today as I finished the story... I was glued in! This one deserves a 'dangerously good' sticker on it. And the romance? Oh. don't even get me started! This was one of the best EVER! The ladies will swoon when they meet Jake and will be able to love, understand- and cheer on- Elizabeth.
Soo good! I more than highly recommend it! You need to read this to believe it. The rave reviews are very right!