Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason

About the Book:

Barely back home after being held hostage overseas, journalist Sarah Denning digs for the truth behind her brother's death with the help of former Army Ranger Gavin Black. As her enemies seek to silence her, Sarah and Gavin race to peel back layers of lies so the truth can finally be revealed.

My Review:

This novel from Eason has lots of action and a timely plot. Although it is the second in a series it centers on a different character and can be read as a stand alone. (You can read my review of the first in the series, Collateral Damage, here.)

Sarah is a feisty heroine. Her stubborn character was developed well. I liked her presence of mind when held hostage in Afghanistan. And Gavin is a likable hero. Their romance is handled well. The plot was kind of easy to figure out and I knew who the big bad guy was early on. Nonetheless, in this time of Covid and the rush to develop a vaccine, the plot gave me much to think about.

Eason has added several issues to the main plot. One is family relationships. Both Sarah and Gavin have issues with family members, Sarah with her Dad and Gavin with his sister. Eason does a good job of showing how reconciliation can come about.

I was disappointed there was no Christian emphasis in this novel. Gavin says, “Thank God,” twice but that's about it. With the issues of forgiveness and reconciliation I would have liked something said about God's forgiveness and the gift of reconciliation. Readers who do not like mention of Christianity will find nothing offensive in this novel.

You can read an excerpt here.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Lynette Eason is the author of several novels of suspense. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. You can find out more at www.lynetteeason.com. Photo credit: Mary Denman.

Revell, 320 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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