Sunday, April 30, 2017

Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson

Evie Blackwell's reputation as a top investigator for the Illinois State Police has landed her an appointment to the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force. This elite investigative team is launched with plenty of public fanfare. The governor has made this initiative a high priority, so they will have to produce results--and quickly.

Evie and her new partner, David Marshal, are assigned to a pair of unrelated cases in suburban Chicago, and while both involve persons now missing for several years, the cases couldn't be more different. While Evie opens old wounds in a close-knit neighborhood to find a missing college student, David searches for a private investigator working for a high-powered client.

With a deep conviction that "justice for all" truly matters, Evie and David are unrelenting in their search for the truth. But Evie must also find answers to the questions that lie just beneath the surface in her personal life.

Evie is investigating the disappearance of a college student.  As she digs dipper into the mystery,  she finds a connections to several other missing young girls.  Also, there seems to be a connection to David's personal life.  David's missing person involves a missing PI.  Is there a connection between the two disappearances?

God plays an important part in the characters lives.  David show Evie it's important to pray for small things as well as big things.  

There is a lot of details in the book.  Some of them were interesting.  Others not so much.  It was a good book.  But I prefer the older writing style of Ms. Henderson.  Will I read more books by Ms. Henderson?  Absolutely.  I m looking forward to the next installment in this series.

I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren

Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson has left the limelight behind after the death of one of his fans. After being sued for negligence and stripped of his sponsorships, he's remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana's rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team. But he can't seem to find his footing--or forget the woman he loved, who betrayed him.

Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the limelight as the second-youngest senator in the country. But she has a secret--one that cost Gage his career. More than anything, she wants to atone for her betrayal of him in the courtroom and find a way to help him put his career back on track.

When Ella's brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park's most dangerous peaks, Gage and his team are called in for the rescue. But Gage isn't so sure he wants to help the woman who destroyed his life. More, when she insists on joining the search, he'll have to keep her safe while finding her reckless brother, a recipe for disaster when a snowstorm hits the mountain.

But old sparks relight as they search for the missing snowboarder--and suddenly, they are faced with emotions neither can deny. But when Ella's secret is revealed, can they learn to trust each other--even when disaster happens again?

Another winner.  Gage has to save the brother of the woman who betrayed him.  Also, the only woman he's ever loved.  He sees history repeating itself all over again.  This is about Gage and Ella trying to come to terms with the past and moving forward with their lives.  Ella has to forgive herself for prosecuting Gage and keeping secrets from him.

I learned alot about snowboarding during the reading of this book.  I can't say that is a sport I would want to pursue.

I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

I was given this book by the author for review.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

If I'm Found

Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn’t commit. Dylan Roberts—her most relentless pursuer—is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist he knows the truth and wants to help her. He’s let her escape before when he had her in his grasp, but trust doesn’t come easily.
As Casey works to collect evidence about the real murderers, she stumbles on another unbearable injustice: an abused child and a suicidal man who’s also been falsely accused. Casey risks her own safety to right this wrong and protect the little girl from her tormenters. But doing so is risky and may result in her capture—and if she’s captured, she has no doubt she’ll be murdered before she ever steps foot in a jail cell.

This is the second book in the "If I Run" series by Terri Blackstock.  It is important that you read the first book to understand this one.  Casey is still on the run from the crooked cops that framed her for murder.  In this book we find Casey searching for the God that Dylan has told her about.  Without God Dylan would have called it quits a long time ago.  He suffers from PTSD.  AWt the end of the book Casey is still on the run.  This is the only negative thing about this series.  The books don't end. 
The story itself wraps up.  But Casey is still on the run.  So, therefore, if you want to see how the story ends you have to read the next book.  I dislike books like that. 

If you are a fan of Terri Blackstock you will enjoy this book.