Always Look Twice

Always Look Twice

by Elizabeth Goddard


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At the advice of her therapist, homicide survivor Harper Reynolds has traded her job as a crime scene photographer for a more peaceful life taking photographs of the natural world. But her hopes for a life surrounded by the serenity of the outdoors are dashed when she inadvertently captures a murder being committed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She flees the scene in fear—and loses the camera.

Former Green Beret Heath McKade is a reserve deputy in an understaffed county who has been called in to protect Harper, a childhood friend he is surprised to see back in the area. When Harper learns that the sheriff's department can't find any evidence of the murder she witnessed, she is determined to do what she can to see that justice is done. What neither Harper nor Heath could know is how many explosive secrets from the past will be exposed—or how deeply they will fall for each other.

In this suspenseful page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps you on the edge of your seat as you discover that uncommon justice lies just on the other side of fear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800729851
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Series: Uncommon Justice Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 149,505
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling author of more than 30 books, including Never Let Go and the Carol Award-winning The Camera Never Lies. Her Mountain Cove series books have been finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Awards and the Carol Awards. Goddard is a seventh-generation Texan and can be found online at

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Always Look Twice 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Lattebooks 2 hours ago
Another page turning suspense! From the first page you are sucked into the danger and intrigue. So many good twists and turns is why I keep coming back to this author. We are back in the family with Heath this time. The chemistry is well done between him and Harper and their pasts that split them apart fit perfectly into the storyline. I thought I had figured it out and then bam – the author throws another curve ball into the mix. Many wonderful secondary characters who make up the small town atmosphere. I loved this second in the series and I cannot wait for the next one!
benhli38 23 hours ago
Always Look Twice by Elizabeth Goddard is a wonderful book and an amazing read. I was able to read it no time flat, it just took some motivation to read it. She is an amazing and gifted writer who gives her best in telling a story the right way. She has believable characters, a great cast within the pages, and you see how Goddard thinks through the story she gives. She writes with the experience an author has to capture and retain a reader. Overall, I truly loved the story told, and it was truly hard to put down. Revell should be happy having her as one of their published authors. She's an amazing and wonderful writer who can get and hold people to her stories she writes. I highly recommend Elizabeth Goddard's book, Always Think Twice.
Mandy Elliott 1 days ago
With a harrowing opening and continuous action, this newest romantic suspense novel from Elizabeth Goddard does not disappoint. After reading Never Let Go, book one in Goddard’s Uncommon Justice series, I thoroughly enjoyed Willow and Austin’s story. So upon picking up this action-packed page-turner where we find the story of Austin’s brother Heath and his childhood friend Harper, I was again entertained and thrilled. Goddard does an excellent job of holding a reader’s interest with a twisting, turning plot and a subtle romance brewing between the two main characters. This novel was exciting, captivating and introduced a likable cast of characters. The handful of things that kept me from a full five star rating were simply personal grievances. Goddard’s way of writing can be abrupt and short at times, using short sentences pieced together. As a result, the beginning of the book didn’t seem to flow as smoothly as the middle and ending (perhaps by then I was simply more used to her style!). There was a lot of repetitive information in the beginning surrounding Harper’s story and I felt myself rushing through that. Lastly, there was a part in the copy I read where a woman named Netta was mentioned as the mother of the woman who had been killed, coming in from out of town to speak with police about her daughter’s death. A few pages later, when Heath calls in to dispatch, the dispatcher, also named Netta, came on the line to answer his call (author noted her familiar voice). That was confusing to me and neither woman had been mentioned prior to this, or ever mentioned again. Overall, this was a great read and one I recommend to readers who enjoy romantic suspense and thrillers or mysteries. Goddard keeps her readers guessing and while the ending was somewhat predictable, it wrapped up with a bang! Readers will enjoy Heath and Harper’s story and will be looking forward to Liam’s story, just as I am now!
Kelly Hodgkins 2 days ago
“Harper Reynolds inches forward, hoping she hadn’t made a mistake in coming there.” - Opening line of Always Look Twice by Elizabeth Goddard Always Look Twice by Elizabeth Goddard is a continuation of the Uncommon Justice series following on from book one, Never Let Go so I sat down to enjoy reconnecting with characters of which I was already fond. Heath McKade is our leading man in this one and he reconnects with his childhood friend, Harper, as she flees the scene of witnessing a murder. Whilst the sheriff doubts Harper’s story, there is no supporting evidence, Heath comes to her aid and they continue to investigate. The small town is also besieged with mailbox bombs and, between the two cases, the local police force is stretched thin. Harper has returned to the town with her sister, the last stop on a year long road trip to help her recovery from the trauma she suffered in childhood and on the job as a crime scene photographer. As a character, she is easy to relate to and rout for! Her fear of the murder is palpable. Heath is equally stalked by past traumas, one of which is in the previous book. It’s not essential to have read it to enjoy this one but it’s equally good so I recommend starting at the beginning. My favourite aspect of this series is the supporting cast, it’s rich and creates the small town feel which I so enjoy. In doing so, Elizabeth creates a place to which I want to keep returning. Full of suspense and action, I didn’t put it down until I reached the ending. Harper’s murder story is wrapped up but I do hope there is another in the Uncommon Justice series. If romance suspense novels are your thing, this is one not to be missed! Christianity is a part of both our lead characters and I enjoyed how Elizabeth included Biblical principles in the story, I highly recommend it, five out of five on the enjoyment scale!
FayJac 4 days ago
Harper Reynolds was a crime scene photographer who was on leave because she could no longer deal with some of the violence. While photographing a bear, she ended up photographing a murder and from there on her life again spiraled out of control. While trying to unmask the murderer she reveals issues in her past with her murdered father which were never resolved. This gripping, action packed story is a romance/mystery/suspense thriller by a talented writer. She keeps your interest as the romance evolves and the danger increases. Heath is a volunteer deputy who ends up trying to keep her safe while trying to solve the bombings and issues he, too, is dealing with. If you enjoy this type of writing, this is a great book! (Please Note: Although an e-copy of this book was given to me to review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, the opinions expressed are my own.)
Nicnac63 4 days ago
I don’t read romantic suspense very often, but when I do, I wonder why not? Elizabeth Goddard pulled me into this story very quickly and intrigued me with her descriptive storytelling. I can picture her scenes vividly and connect with her characters with ease. Harper Reynolds is an interesting character. I have some of the same interest as her (nature, photography, etc.) so I was able to put myself in her shoes. But at the same time, I’m not a thrill-seeker, so in that sense, I held my breath much of the time. The opening scene engaged all my senses—fragrant pine needles, the rumbling, rushing river, the massive muscles of the bear, the sense of danger, the sound of a single gunshot, and the taste of fear. Whew—and that’s just the first chapter! The story is action-packed, full of tension, and had me fully engaged. Great reading. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.
Sarah Y 6 days ago
Harper Reynolds has returned to her childhood home of Wyoming. A crime scene photographer, she has seen too much and needs a break. Her sister is traveling with her and they are enjoying a peaceful year. Then one day, Harper sees something she shouldn't have and now it's a race to solve a crime before the criminal takes her out. The last book was genealogy and this one is photography. Both have connection to me, so I think that is super fun. I liked that the characters had a past connection and how they had helped each other through tragedies as children. They had so much baggage though, more so than most characters do, I think. Goddard did a great job making you wonder about suspects. I kind of wish Austin and Willow had been in a bit more, but there was plenty of Liam and I am so curious to read his story. A lot of this book was spent inside a character's head, which really helped you understand motivation, even if they didn't totally understand it themselves. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy. All opinions are my own. A favorable review was not required.
Patricia Hinojosa 6 days ago
I’m an Elizabeth Goddard fan! Since reading her books from the Love Inspired Romantic Suspense Series and now with this new heart stopping series. I always think she can’t get any better than her last book and she always surprises me! This is the second installment in the Uncommon Justice Series and I can say it’s definitely one of her best stories. It can be read as a standalone, but you’ll get a fuller story if you read “Never Let Go” first. The characters are related and it is always great to read about a character that you get to meet in the previous book. This time it’s, Heath McKade, Austin’s brother story. And Harper’s. They both were childhood friends that bonded in a special way under similar tragic circunstances. Now, many years later, Heath would never expect to reconnect with Harper under extremely dangerous circumstances that may only make the past bond stronger. Heath, now owner of Emerald M Guest Ranch, where guests can hike, alternates his job with volunteering for the sheriff as a deputy when needed. Harper, counseled by her therapist, is taking a much needed break from her job as a crime scene photographer along with her novelist sister Emily. They end up outside their hometown, in Bridger-Teton National Forest, an ideal place for taking pictures of nature. That is, until the camera shoots an unintended criminal scene. As Harper is discovered and shot at, she tries to escape, only to fall, get injured and loose her camera. That is how Heath discovers her, because Harper’s incident takes place near Heath’s and his group camping. When he hears the shot and scream he runs to her aid, totally unexpecting the trouble and deadly danger that will come after this encounter. Harper has no proof of what she witnessed because of the camera she lost, but she’s determined to seek justice this time, and do all that she can to bring this murderer to where he can no longer be a threat to people. But that means allowing to be the target, along with her sister, and now Heath, who is determined to protect them until the end. This is a thrilling story! I have to say that it kept me up until the wee hours of the night until I finished. I was totally enraptured with the plot, and the unexpected twists, but also with the deepness of the characters. Heath and Harper, both had tragic and hurtful pasts, and they both had to deal with forgiveness issues and especially with trusting God. God doesn’t want bad things to happen to us. He may allow it, but only because He can bring greater good from it. I loved how they grew both in faith together. Elizabeth’s books always have a faith elements, but not in a preachy way. I always find it natural and inspiring! I felt totally related to the characters and their struggles. The suspense really kept me on my toes until the end. I couldn’t help the anguish of finding out who the culprit was, who to trust or don’t. It had some totally unexpected twists and the ending was amazing. I loved it! I can’t wait third book this series! I’m hoping it will be Liam’s -the mysterious brother- story. The romance was very sweet and totally clean. They really had it difficult to show their feelings while being hunted, but there are some very sweet scenes. And the way they see each other, I loved that. I thought it was spooky and well done, yet unexpected, when the villain had a voice in the book. Made it more mysterious. Summing everything up, its a page turner story, that I definitely recommend! You won’t regret it!
train_lady 7 days ago
Don't you love it when an author just gets better at his/her craft with every book? "Always Look Twice" is the latest book in Elizabeth Goddard's Uncommon Justice series, and I think it's her best novel yet. There are many components that make a great mystery novel: plot, characters, locale, rational for the character's actions, etc. Ms Goddard has progressively improved her skills based on her already natural talent for telling a story. Harper and Heath had known each other since childhood, but haven't seen each other since Harper's mother took her, and her sister, Emily, away many years ago. Now, Harper and Emily are back to the Jackson Hole area on a long tour of US Natural Parks. When Harper accidentally photographs a murder in progress, her problems are just beginning. Heath finds her after a fall, and their adventures begin. You will enjoy trying to figure out who the "judge" (the murderer) really is. There are clues scattered about, but you might not figure it out until Ms Goddard is ready for him to be revealed. Enjoy the ride!
LPaterson 8 days ago
Incredible suspense and intrigue filled the whole novel. The entire read will captivate your attention totally, and you will not want to put the book down. Right from the first chapter, the characters and plot will pull you into their world. Main characters, Heath and Harper, will take you on their adventures of crime solving and interaction with law enforcement. As a ex crime scene photographer, Harper is swooped back into that underground world and is haunted by it. She tries to seek justice for a murder she witnesses, while on vacation in Wyoming. One she witnesses while snapping photos while out hiking in the woods. A bubbling romance rises to the surface and does not disappoint. Many twists and turns to the suspense will make the reader not want to put down this book. One of the best reads for me so far this year!
BrittanyMc 11 days ago
Wow! Always Look Twice was fantastic! This story quite literally started off with a bang and the danger and tension just didn’t let up. Whether I was frustrated with law enforcement for their doubts about what Harper saw, wondering exactly who was behind all of the death and destruction, or hoping that Harper and Heath could forgive themselves and make a future together, I was eagerly turning pages in this novel to find out what happened next. The author kept me guessing until the exact moment that she revealed the villain. I am so often able to figure out who the bad guy is early on in stories, that it was refreshing to be able to read most of this book with enough doubt in my mind about who could be behind the chaos. This is book two in the Uncommon Justice series, however, it can be easily read as a stand alone novel. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
CarolJo 12 days ago
Elizabeth Goddard has written another "can't put it down" book! Every book in the Uncommon Justice series has been fabulous! Imagine the beautiful Teton Mountains and Jackson Hole, Wyoming and add a handsome cowboy, a beautiful female photographer and a murder with no evidence! You won't be sure who to trust until near the end! I recommend this riveting novel to anyone who enjoys suspense! I received a complimentary copy of Always Look Twice from the author. This is my honest opinion.
Blooming-with-Books 12 days ago
Twists and turns keep the suspense high... Always Look Twice Uncommon Justice #2 By Elizabeth Goddard Harper Reynolds has returned to the place she used to come home. The place that shattered her family and her life. She is trying to heal from the past but the peace she was expecting to find while capturing the beauty of the Bridger-Teton Nation Forest near Grayback, Wyoming, is shattered when her camera captures something else. Heath McKade has recovered physically from the gunshot wound he received less than a year ago, mentally he is still dealing with the betrayal. While taking his ranch guests on a guided trail ride and hike to a wilderness camp he hears something. The something that he searches for leads him to Harper - the friend from childhood he hasn't seen since her mother suddenly moved them away. But Harper needs his help after an injury from a tumble - a tumble that was the result of witnessing a murder. Harper is determined to not run this time. This time she will see justice done for the young woman she saw hunted down. This time she would be the witness that she couldn't be for her father. This time justice will prevail. There is just one problem the local sheriff's office can't find any evidence to support Harper's claims and her own evidence - her camera was lost during her fall. Unfortunately for Harper, the killer saw her and now not only is her life in danger so too are the lives of those around her. And this killer won't let anyone get in the way of his plans. Always Look Twice is the second book in the Uncommon Justice series and this time around the McKade brother that takes center stage is Heath who upon their father's death inherited the Emerald M Ranch. Heath and Harper are both hurting from the losses of their past - Harper her father and Heath his mother. This book is Contemporary Romantic Suspense and there are a lot of twists and turns that seemingly point to various persons who could be guilty. And the ending not what one might be expecting and it is a definite build to the climax. I received a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion - all thoughts expressed are my own. For those interested, the third McKade brother, Liam makes an appearance in this book and one can tell he has some issues that need to be dealt with. (Book 3 Don't Keep Silent is sure to provide the answers one is left with concerning Liam - June 2020)
Nicole-H 13 days ago
Elizabeth Goddard has written another winner with Always Look Twice, the second installment in the Uncommon Justice series. Her detailed descriptions of the area near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, brought the setting to life. Her knowledge of police procedures make the story beryl believable. Harper Reynolds is currently taking a break from her job as a crime scene photographer due to the flashbacks and nightmares that are plaguing her. She’s been traveling with her sister Emily, photographing the scenery in national parks and trying to heal. While photographing the wildlife around her, she accidentally captures a murder on film. She flees the scene and loses her camera in the process. Heath McKade owns a guest ranch in the area. He hears a scream and discovers Harper, an old childhood friend. Since he’s a reserve deputy, he’s called to protect Harper. His job gets harder when she becomes determined to find evidence that of the crime that doesn’t seem to exist. Heath and Harper begin to fall for each other, but past secrets could also conspire to keep them apart. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Suspense has always been one of my favorite genres, and Always Look Twice has a lot of suspense. The story pulled me in right away and there was plenty of action to keep it moving. Photography is a hobby of mine, so I identified with Harper’s desire to photograph things. I also identified with Heath’s desire to fix things, even things that were really beyond his control. When it came to figuring out the identity of the killer, Elizabeth Goddard kept me guessing. I am definitely looking forward to the conclusion of the series, A First Look. While I have read the first book in the series, Never Let Go, this book would also stand well on its own. I would recommend Always Look Twice to anyone who enjoys suspense with a bit of romantic tension. While I did receive a copy of this book from the publisher, I was not required to leave a positive review and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own.
AFuhr 13 days ago
I found this novel to be infinitely better than the first book in the series. Goddard has definitely hit her stride in publishing with the “big dogs”, so to speak. Placed in the mountains of Wyoming, the setting does not lack for beauty. Heath is a former Green Beret and now owns and maintains a guest ranch. Harper is a crime scene photographer who is currently using her lens to capture more beauty, at the suggestion of her therapist. While photographing a grizzly, Harper witnesses a murder of a woman through her camera lens. Will she be next? This book kept you turning the pages. The characters were well thought out and believable, which was what I found to be most improved from the first book in this series. It felt like Goddard really fleshed these two out and made sure they were compatible. Her attention to detail with both the profession of photography and the realities of crime scene protocol also helped authenticate the story. All in all, I wish this was where the series began. The suspense, scenery, and story structure are all breath taking. I would absolutely recommend this book and will pick up future Goddard titles without hesitation. I was given an early copy of this manuscript through NetGalley for my honest review. I also received a completed print copy from Revell on behalf of the author. All opinions expressed are my own.
KatrinaEpperson 13 days ago
Wow!!! What an amazing book from Elizabeth Goddard in her Uncommon Justice series! Goddard is a favorite author of mine, in fact I reread a lot of her books because I have enjoyed them so much. She has a talent for weaving words together that bring the plot, setting, and characters to life for me. This is the second book in this series, but for me it's an easy stand alone story. Yes, there is a common thread, but it's not necessary to read the first book. I do encourage everyone to read the first book to get a full impact of the series, but it's not necessary to have read the first one to enjoy this one. In this book we meet Harper Reynolds and Heath McKade. Harper has had a troubled life and has taken a leave from her job as a crime scene photographer to deal with all the trauma she has seen. She and her sister have been traveling and visiting national parks. She has witnessed the after effects of crime, but the one the has hung on for years was the murder of her father when she was a child. Heath owns and runs Emerald M Guest Ranch in Grayback, Wyoming. He has his own ghosts. He's a former Green Beret with his own troubled childhood. He has returned to own childhood home to make it into something more than what he remembered. Memories linger. Both characters are strong and complex. Harper once described herself as a survivor. She shows her strength of character as she seeks justice for a woman who no longer has a voice. Unfortunately that puts her in the crosshairs of a murderer and danger is all around her. Heath is a protector, but lately he feels anything but. It seems like every time he tries to help something goes wrong, but this time there's more on the line. He sees a woman in distress, but this isn't just any woman. She's a woman from his past. I loved this book, in fact it may be my favorite from this author. It is a fast paced story packed with explosive suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages. The setting comes to life through the vivid descriptions and obvious research of the area. This books has elements of suspense, mystery, a touch of romance, and faith. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense. For me this was a one setting read, meaning when I started reading I just couldn't put it down. **I received this book from the author via the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Floyd Johnson 14 days ago
Harper Reynolds was a forensic photographer - but too much exposure to the horrific scenes she had snapped over the years required that she take a break. As her break was coming to an end she found herself in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, south of Yellowstone National Park. As she was photographing the grizzly bear on the banks of the Grayback River something caught her eye. It was a hunter. But he was not hunting deer or bear, he was hunting that woman. And Harper watched as she was murdered in the moments that followed. Thus begins Elizabeth Goddard’s latest book. In a story that takes the reader from Missouri to Wyoming to Texas, we are presented with a life and death drama that involves first responders from the national government and from multiple states and agencies. It is a gripping tale that holds the reader’s attention from the first chapter to the last - this reader’s heart could not stop pounding. The author does a wonderful job of describing the wildness that is found in the National Forest - whether seen on horseback or on foot. She is less successful in describing the downtown Dallas theater where the story finds its resolution, this reader’s only disappointment in reading the book. A faith-based novel, Elizabeth Goddard book will find a willing home in the church library. But given its exciting and riveting story, it also belongs on the public library shelf. For the reader looking for a good fall story from a colorful writer, Always Look Twice may just fill the bill. ______________ This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
swissgranny 15 days ago
With nonstop action, heart-pounding suspense, and lots of twists and turns, Always Look Twice is a gripping, emotionally charged book sure to please those who enjoy clean romantic suspense. The colorful, well-drawn characters and the setting in the Teton area of Wyoming were especially interesting to me. I’ve spent a lot of time in that area including a couple of days right before reading this book. The main characters, Harper and Heath were engaging and multi-layered, but they both also had broken pasts they hadn’t entirely come to terms with. I enjoyed seeing their relationship develop and healing begin. It was interesting to learn more about crime scene photographers and their techniques in processing the scene of a crime. With bombs going off in various places and characters getting killed, the suspense just kept ramping up and kept me guessing. Uplifting messages of faith, forgiving yourself and others, and hope are woven through the story and give added depth and dimension to it. This is the second book in Goddard’s Uncommon Justice series, but it is easily read alone. I’m assuming that the next book will be Liam’s story, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s been up to. 4.5 stars I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Revell/LibraryThing. All opinions are my own.
Randi_AMDFT 15 days ago
Always Look Twice is the second book in Elizabeth Goddard's Uncommon Justice series. While I had read and would certainly recommend reading that first book-Never Let Go- as well, I would say that this is great as a stand-alone too. I didn't see any moments throughout that in any way made it feel like you were starting in the middle and missing any backstory. From the very start, this book captured my attention. We meet photographer Harper Reynolds. Having left her job as a crime scene photographer, she is finding much needed peace in photographing wildlife... until she witnesses a murder through the lens of her camera that is! And that's just within the first chapter. The action and adventure only continued from there! Twists and turns at every turn of the page kept me captivated and wanting to find out how it all came together in the end. One thing that made this story really great is that there was suspicion cast in various directions so though I would start to figure it out, there was always that little bit of doubt. It is mentioned in the story that the villain liked to plant fake clues to throw off the authorities, and in a way that is just what Elizabeth Goddard did within the story as well. I absolutely loved it. This is a Christian romantic suspense, but I would say that this this particular book the suspense was front and center. At times, I perhaps would have liked to see even more of the romance--- certainly there but playing a background role to the suspense. Likewise, there was some talk of God/faith here and there throughout the story, but not overwhelmingly so. I think this is one that even those who don't typically read Christian fiction could be drawn to for that reason. Overall, it was a really great read! I look forward to more from this author, and I hope from this series too! If you love a good, clean romantic suspense, this is certainly a must read. **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.
Deana0326 15 days ago
The story is a non stop thriller from start to finish. Harper is a very like able character who has been through a tough time. Her job as a crime scene photographer was becoming too emotionally draining for her. I want to stop here for a moment. I applaud the people that do this job for a living. They see things that is unimaginable and terrifying everyday. Without their efforts we would not be able to prove who committed a crime. I liked Harper because she realized she needed a break from this demanding job. Her love for photography takes her into the woods to take scenic pictures one day that looked to be a pleasant outing. I have heard this said about cameras, “The camera never lies.” This one little statement for me is the focus of this story. What Harper sees through her camera on that unforgettable day will turn her life upside down. Can you imagine looking through the lens of your camera and witness a murder? I would run as fast as I could and never look back. The book is well written with intrigue and danger that jumps off the pages. Harper is in danger but for some reason not everyone believes she saw anything. Losing her camera as she tries to get away from the scene will prove to be a huge mistake. The camera has evidence that someone doesn’t want anyone to find. I loved Heath and how protective he was with Harper. He believes her and tries to help her find her camera and keep her safe at the same time. There is one scene in the book where I was on the edge of my seat. Harper and her sister are in a camper and suddenly it starts moving. That one terrifying moment knowing you have no control becomes a life or death situation. The author is brilliant at writing scenes that make you gasp and start hearing noises in your own surrounding. I have not read a book with this intensity in a long time. Who is behind the murder and why can no one find the body? The author cleverly gives subtle hints to this question which can lead to speculation for readers. . The book is a wonderful journey through secrets, trust, danger and and letting go of the past. The faith element in the story is placed at perfect times and I did enjoy Harper and Heath dealing with their past. This has been a great story and I look forward to the next in the series. I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.
TheGenreMinxBookReviews 16 days ago
Always Look Twice was a book that immediately grabbed my interest as it opened right into a moment of suspense and tension. Harper Reynolds was out enjoying nature, minding her own business, and trying to cross an item off of her bucket list when her peaceful moment quickly spiraled into a dire circumstance after she witnessed a murder. It was quite apparent, with Harper’s anxiety and inner thoughts about the situation unfolding in front of her eyes, that there was a traumatic backstory with her. Knowing that her trauma arose from the last time she was in Jackson Hole, I eager to understand why she chose to come back to Wyoming. What Harper had never considered when coming back to Jackson Hole was that her childhood friend, Heath McKade, would still be around and that unbelievably, after fleeing for her life and sustaining injury while scrambling to get to safety, that it would be Heath of all people coming to her rescue. Heath was blown away to consider what the odds were that he would run into Harper again. He was excited to see her but at the same time he was a man weighed down by his own guilt and shame and the last thing he knew he should do was spend any time with her. That was until he realized that no one seemed to be taking Harper’s claims seriously. Heath was determined to help Harper get to the bottom of the mystery of who was killed in the forest and then to get as far from her as possible. That was the plan, anyhow. Wow, Always Look Twice was quite the thrilling read! There was plenty going on in this story and even though I was highly suspicious of a certain character being the murderer as soon as they were introduced, I can’t say I was completely sure either. I liked that there was a history between Heath and Harper but Heath had issues with self-esteem and worthiness that carried on long throughout this story and, though understandable, not something that I enjoy in a romance interest. It was hard for me to see the attraction which was bit of a turnoff for me. On the bright side, I did like the introduction of Liam, Heath’s brother, and I am hoping that his story is next. Overall, Always Look Twice was a wonderfully suspenseful thriller that kept my interest peaked with its non-stop action and high stakes! This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.
GailHollingsworth 16 days ago
Right from the very first chapter I was enthralled and found doing my mundane chores such a bore and too time consuming. The action was heart pounding and the culprit a total mystery. I drew close to the characters with their individual issues and kept rooting for them. Harper is photographing nature when she inadvertently sees a murder through her camera lens. Heath is a reserve deputy and came across Harper running from the scene. She thinks the man with the rifle saw her through his telescopic lens and when attempts on her life begin to happen, she is sure. It was interesting to learn more about crime scene photography and what all is involved. Not just the taking of the pictures but what must be done afterwards. And Harper certainly is meticulous in what she does. Harper and Heath are childhood friends and Harper helped Heath during a stressful time in his life. They have reconnected after twenty years apart. Will Heath be able to help Harper out this time? Or will the murderer win out? I must admit that at forty percent through I thought I knew “who dunit” but the clues didn’t pan out for me. I love being proven wrong in these instances because it makes it more thrilling to keep reading. If you enjoy crime/murder/suspense stories you will love this one. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise. All opinions are strictly my own.
More_Than_A_Review 16 days ago
Always Look Twice by Elizabeth Goddard is a romantic suspense book. This is book 2 in the Uncommon Justice Series, but the story stands alone. Harper is a crime scene photographer who has taken some time off to heal at the suggestion of her therapist. I am happy to see more authors adding in that their characters are seeking help. I think it helps people/readers understand that it is okay and more common than they may realize. Harper is healing from a current situation and from her childhood drama of being a homicide survivor. She is taking pictures of wildlife when she witnesses a murder. The police cannot find evidence that a crime has happened. Harper is saved by a childhood best friend and hero, Heath. They both survived traumatic childhoods and have a special bond. Heath owns a ranch and volunteers with the sheriff. He had been a green beret so he was totally qualified to protect her. The mystery was very good. We had plenty of suspects and plot twists. The secondary characters were well placed and added another layer to the story. The romance was a little too melodramatic for me. I totally understand the guilt perspective. But do people really get out of relationships because they think they are not good enough for each other. It was too much of a yo-yo for grown-ups, in my opinion. I assume this is a series. We have some unresolved issues. One of them is was Heath’s dad drunk during the crash or not. And if we are lucky, the next book will be Liam’s. Sexual content - kissing Violence - she sees someone be killed, she is a crime scene photographer so there is that violence, and someone is trying to keep her quiet, there were some bombs, nothing that was disturbing I received this book from Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
Nursiebeth 16 days ago
Wow! What a ride this story was! Harper Reynolds has a lot of baggage accumulated throughout her life. Starting from when she was a child and witnessed her father’s murder, she has survived many horrible situations, but that has left her emotionally scarred. She goes from crime scene to nature photography in an attempt to heal her mind and soul. The unexpected happens when she witnesses a murder while taking nature photos and is able to capture the event on her camera. Heath McKade was Harper’s best childhood friend. When he is assigned to protect her from the murderer, it brings up many feelings that the two of them had as adolescents. Heath feels inadequate to protect her since he feels like he has failed to protect loved ones throughout his life. The two of them encounter many terrible circumstances as they try to find out who the murderer is and where he will strike next. Will they listen to their minds that tell them they are both inadequate in life situations, or will they listen to their hearts in which they feel love beginning to blossom? I received a copy of this book from the author but was under no obligation to post a review. All opinions are my own. I definitely recommend this book for those who love inspirational romantic suspense.
Amigagal 17 days ago
I knew from the get go that I would love this book after the first chapter! The characters are very realistic and everything I read felt like a movie scrolling along in my head! I was right there with them as the danger was happening around them, hoping they would get out alive! So, you can see, I was totally immersed in this book! All that happens is very believable so you aren't saying, "oh that wouldn't happen in real life!" which makes the book that much more enticing! I could feel Harper's fear and anxiety because she had a huge trauma as a child and as an adult she has come back to the place where it happened and through sheer coincidence, another trauma happens! Thankfully, also by coincidence, her childhood best friend, Heath, rescues her just in time and becomes embroiled in that trauma. Between the two of them, they now are living with a murder investigation, bombs going off, a killer following them and a sheriff who can't find a body! So many things happening that don't seem connected, yet.....are they? Come along for the ride and read this fantastic book!