I had read some of Diann Mills latest books and I figured the I would give one of her older ones a try. I would label this as a slow suspense novel. Sure, it had its fair share of action, but It wasnt a book that keeps you reading until all hours of the night. As far as ease of reading goes, sometimes I didnt know what was going on. At times it seemed like it was kind of all over the place. One thing unique about this, is that you really got to know Miles -the main male character. This was not some guy that you scarcely know, then in the end he comes in and saves the day and they live happily ever after. Now, the character of Miles was really quite good and developed but on the other hand the character of Paige Rogers was quite shallow. Its like I knew her in the present but not in the past. I couldnt get a feel of what her personally was like back then or what drove her to be who she was. Sometimes I want a slower suspense and adventure book. This was a refreshing novel that I am glad I read. You should give it a try.
Paige Rogers, former CIA agent is now head librarian in the town of Split Creek, Oklahoma. Now instead of securing America from the bad guys, she is securing library fines from overdue books. And just when she is settling into her new life, her past come back to haunt her. Paige begins to fight not only for her new home, but the feeling that have begun to develop for the high school football coach, Miles Laird.
I really like Paige. She was a refreshing character, smart, funny and complicated. She struggled through most of the book to find God's peace. I like that she bakes pies on Thursday and makes the Split Creek book club feel welcome and comfortable. Being a former spy she is used to living on her own, depending on no one but herself, so living in a small town presents its own challenges for her.
The one thing that did annoy me about Paige, was the fact she gave into the bad guy way to easily and then just expected the bad guy to keep his word. As a former CIA agent I would have expected a backup plan at the very least. For me, this made the story a bit less plausible.
Our hero, Miles Laird, took me longer to warm up to. I didn't find him all that interesting for about the first third of the book. It was only after he began to find that the pieces of Paige's history weren't adding up and he did some background investigating that he began to come alive for me. We learned that he used to own and run a security firm and why gave that up and come to Split Creek. It was then that he began to step up and we could see the hero in him.
The storyline itself was incredible. The author put together a wonderful story full of suspense with a touch of romance. There were a couple of plot twists that I didn't see coming, so that always thrills me when that happens.
I really enjoyed this book. It was entertaining as well as intriguing.