I am a complete suspense fan – perfect reading for travels and time away. This offering for review as just that. 3 novellas in one edition, and a chance to “meet” 2 authors I’ve not read before.
The first story is by Dee Henderson, Known for her suspense filled series. “Betrayed” returns Paul and Ann Falcon to the reader. This time, they trip into the mystery of a murder, and the case the woman who’s been convicted of it – all because of an auction purchase. Ann thinks she’s picking up props for a new painting…
It was with this novella that I was reminded why I don’t often read this form of fiction. There just isn’t the space for the development and details that a full novel offers. Dee’s Known for her forensic details, and this presentation just doesn’t allow for it. Perhaps this is just the jumping point for a new trilogy?!
Dani Pettrey is an author I’ve not read before, but I know I’ll be picking up again. “Tenni” and her cousin, Julia have a tradition of racing each other to the buoy off the island as a way to end the season. But this time was different. When Tenni arrives at the marker, there is no sign of Julia, but there are signs that something terrible has happened to someone! A storm requires her return to safety, and the dark mystery begins to unfold. And how well this novella draws you in!
Lynette Eason’s contribution is the final section of the book, and “Code of Ethics” is the tale. An officer is wounded on duty, and despite surviving the surgery – his life is in danger during recovery. That threat comes because of retaliation of his having reporting a dirty fellow officer. Lynette weaves this tale with great suspense and is yet another author to add to my list.
This book is a must for church libraries, as well as the readers who want to read the story quickly or for those who are fans of a well constructed suspense story. Each author skillfully writes the characters faith into the plot line – without it feeling like an afterthought.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”