This was my first Susan Sleeman book but I guarantee it will not be my last! I love a good suspense novel and this one surely fit the bill. Sleeman hits the ground running with the suspense and it doesn't let up at all! I enjoyed every minute of it. She has created great characters and her suspense is wonderful. The spiritual aspect of the novel is wonderful as well. We all need to let our faith in God lead us, even in the most desperate of circumstances.
Now I have a new author to follow and she has a lot of books out already! Yay for me.
*I was provided with a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
Skyler is a hostage negotiator. But she soon realizes that things are completely different from the other side. She's cashing a check at the bank when the infamous Bonnie and Clyde couple storms in and starts pointing their guns. Logan, an FBI agent, is soon on the scene. He's great at his job. But there is one tiny problem - he dumped Skyler to pursue his career two years ago. Skyler and her team of first responders are a close knit group. They all live in the old fire station and are closer than family. They aren't going to be super happy to let him into their group while they solve the bank robbery.
The tension starts out immediately with the bank robbery. It doesn't stop until the last few pages as the group of first responders tries to stop the bank robber and the person trying to kill Skyler. The characters were well developed and authentic. Each person stood out on the team and the little side information helps the reader anticipate the next books in the series. I liked the faith elements that were woven into the story with the suspense. The relationship between the two main characters was sweet. This was a great book to start the series and I look forward to reading the next books.
I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
I'm a big fan of Susan's writing and couldn't wait to read this book. As soon as it appeared in my mailbox, it was all I could do to finish the other book I had started. Silent Night Standoff fulfilled my lofty expectations. The writing is excellent, the story intriguing, and the romance -- well, I just love a happily ever after. I particularly enjoyed the twist that was completely unexpected.
Since this is the first in a new series, I anxiously await book two. :)
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This is a perfect stocking stuffer for readers on your Christmas list. Suspense that will keep you turning the page without giving you nightmares, romance that stays clean, and flawed characters who understand their need for God, without becoming "preachy". Susan Sleeman has great insight into the lives of heroes who risk their own lives to keep others safe. Share it with the heroes in your world.