About the Book:
Pearl Springs chief of police Nathan Landry can't believe that his high school sweetheart Alexis (he refuses to call her Alex) is back in town, and he can't help wanting to protect the woman he never stopped loving. But as the danger mounts and the killer closes in, can Nathan come through on the promise he makes to himself to bring a killer to justice before it's too late?
This Christian romantic suspense begins a new series by Bradley. I like the female heroine. She is thrust into a new situation and pretty much rises to the occasion. Bradley's writing style is to emphasize the romance and include much character thought as romance is pondered and actions rethought.
I did not appreciate all of the information about the dark web, including getting the proper program to access it. I did not think that was appropriate and wish that information had been handled a different way. I was a little disappointed in some aspects of the character development. An example is when Nathan and Alexis are in her office and a gun is fired. Nathan yells, “Get down!” Alexis says, “What?” She is a trained policewoman and should have dropped and asked questions later.
I also do not like suspense because of errors. An example is Nathan bringing Alexis home and noticing upon entry that the alarm is not set. He checks her bedroom but not the entire house. Of course suspense ensues. That was a stupid act on his part which he later admits. I like it better when the villain outsmarts the police, not when the police do stupid things to let the villain get an upper hand.
Speaking of the villain, it is no surprise as Bradley rather over characterizes the individual. While there are other possibilities for the villain, I thought the identification was pretty clear early on.
I do like Christian romantic suspense and do feel this is a good novel in the end. The plot and character errors were noticeable but not overwhelming so I will be looking for the next in the series.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author:
(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.)