False Security

False Security

by Elizabeth Goddard

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Arriving at her secluded cabin to find her brother missing, Olivia Kendricks follows his trail into the woods—until two shooters take aim at her. She only escapes when ex-detective Zachary Long, her brother's friend—and Olivia's first love—comes to her rescue. Now as they run for their lives in the snowbound wilderness, they must search for her brother while figuring out why someone wants them dead. And though Zach's police force training may be what will save them, it's also what once drove them apart when he gave Olivia up to chase his dream. In a freezing landscape as deadly as it is beautiful, they'll have to let go of the past…and face down powerful men willing to kill to keep secrets buried.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373457007
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Series: Wilderness, Inc.
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Goddard is the award-winning author of more than thirty novels and novellas. A 2011 Carol Award winner, she's a double finalist in the 2016 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and a 2016 Carol Award finalist. Elizabeth graduated with a Computer Science degree and worked in high-level software sales before retiring to write full time.

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False Security 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Wilderness, Inc. series, but it definitely can be read as a standalone. This book is just another example of why this author is one of my favorites when it comes to Christian suspense. The story pulls you in from the first pages, and the suspense and action kept me reading to see what could possibly happen to Olivia next and to see if Olivia and Zach in the midst of all that was going on could move past prior hurts and mend their relationship. The story line certainly kept me engrossed until the final pages. I was given a copy of this book, but a favorable review was not required. The opinions expressed are my own, and this is another one from this author that I certainly recommend.
Lis More than 1 year ago
Just one word comes to mind after reading False Security by Elizabeth Goddard and that is WOW!!!! I honestly didn't think that she could top Target For Murder (her first book in the Wilderness, Inc series and if you haven't read it...go do so NOW), but each book just keeps getting better and better. False Security starts you off out in the mountains with Olivia Kendricks coming home to find her brother Rich missing. She searches for him only to find tracks out in the snow and a trail of blood. She follows the trail only to be shot out by 2 shooters. Running for her life, Olivia sees someone from her past who she never thought she would see again. Zach, the man she lost to an ultimatum 10 years earlier is there to help her find her brother and keep them both alive in the process. Not only do they have to fight for their lives, they also have to fight feelings that keep coming up from their past. I just loved this book so much. Its so fast paced and just keeps you on this twisty ride until the very end. I truly didn't want to put the book down. I loved Liv and Zach's story. I loved learning their past and watching how they had grown from the experiences of the last 10 years to where they are now. My most favorite part of the story though, besides the suspense and romance was the weather and setting! I loved that it was set up in the mountains during very bad inclement weather. I love me a good blizzard! So if you love stories set in the mountains with bad stormy snowy weather and suspense to keep you on your toes for days, don't delay and read this book! Its got all the markings for a great evening in.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
False Security is the third book in the Wilderness, Inc. series, yet it can be easily read as a stand alone. It is packed with danger, close calls, wilderness survival situations, and a love story that begins to rekindle when it seems that all hope may be lost. I really liked the two main characters, Olivia and Zach. They had history together and their history was pretty heartbreaking. Their past love for each other added great tension to the story as they attempted to stay alive while searching for Olivia’s missing brother. This novel had so many close calls and the danger stayed high all the way through the story! The author did a really good job of creating many struggles for the characters to work through while also building up the attraction between the two of them. I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy romantic suspense. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinons are my own.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Goddard's False Security Exhilarating thriller filled with suspense, danger, secrets, gunman all chasing after and firing shots at Nick Kendrick, his sister, Olivia and his best friend, Zachary Long, retired police detective. What is up happening? To where has Nick disappeared? Is Nick just wounded or was he shot to death? This story is set in the Siskiyou Mountains in southwest Oregon. The scenery is vividly described. I was able to feel the cold, the wind and the snow which the array of characters felt. What an adventure!!! You will remember the danger, the spiritual moments and the flavor of romance in the story. I volunteered to read this eBook. Thanks to the author for this opportunity. My opinion is my own.
Suzie_W More than 1 year ago
Some residents of Gideon, OR are having incredibly bad luck. Or maybe it’s outsiders bringing it to town. Either way, buckle up for another thrill ride through the beauty and harshness of the Rogue River Wilderness area as Olivia and Zack fight for their lives. From the first page as Oliva finds a trail of blood in the snow, I was swept into this story. Goddard writes in such a way that the cold of the snow and blizzard seeped into me as I went along for the ride. But the heart of this story lies in regrets. Olivia has been estranged from her brother for three years and now doesn’t know if she’ll ever see him again. Zack’s decision to follow the rules cost him dearly. So much so that years later, he’s decided to give up his job. And both of them made a choice that ended their relationship ten years ago. When they not running from the people trying to kill them or trying to unravel what information Olivia’s brother has, their time together causes both of them to reflect on their past mistakes. And maybe, if they can survive, instead of looking over their shoulders at the past, they can walk forward into a promising future. Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
False Security (Wilderness, Inc. Book #3) By: Elizabeth Goddard False Security is book three in Wilderness, Inc. , but it can be read as a stand-a-lone with no problems. I really enjoyed this fast paced story. It is filled with action, suspense , survival , danger, gunmen all around, and love. I caught myself trying to read faster to see what was going to happen next. There were times i caught myself holding my breath while trying to read. If you love a fast paced good suspense , then you will love False Security. Be sure to take cover while reading so you will be safe from all the bullets flying around. I really love the two main characters Olivia and Zach. There is back history between these two. Olivia and Zach is trying to find Olivia’s brother that has gone missing. Can the two put their past behind them to try and find her brother? I was given a complimentary copy of this book , but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
Action packed, fast paced, exciting, keep you on the edge of your seat story. The author gives a story with such great descriptions that I felt as if I was in the snow along with the characters. I actually felt a shiver while reading. The story line is well developed and I definitely was cheering on the good people. Once you start reading this one, you won't want to put it down. I received a copy of this story from the author and this is my personal honest opinion.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
An amazing adrenaline rush! This is a stand alone story. The main characters from the previous books do make an appearance but only in secondary roles. The main characters are fantastic! The fact that their lives are very intertwined from years ago made for a great story. I was really interested in seeing how they would work through their individual wounds and move forward. The danger they are in is palpable and really kept me reading. I was intrigued by the question of why the shooters were targeting them. I received a free copy of this book from the author. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion. Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
On a quest to find her missing brother, Olivia Kendricks sets out on an adventure she never dreamed of having! Not only is it dead of winter in the middle of a blizzard on top of the mountain, she runs into Zach Long; ex-fiance from years ago. With shooters stalking their every move, they must flee on foot to find help, risking life and limb every step of the way! I love this authors writing! How she engulfs you in the story, partners you with her characters and makes you feel like you're right there with them in the pages of the book. This was chilling, thrilling and a hold-your-breath adventure that won't let go until the last word! I had no idea how Zack and Olivia were going to escape the bullets that were flying nor survive the dangerous wintry terrain, the author had me on pins and needles. Olivia was a strong character; independent to the core and not letting anything get in the way of finding her brother much to the consternation of Zach. He's the natural protector, all around hero-type who will do what it takes to see things through till the end. All the while, they are both fighting an inner battle of the heart, old feelings surface just as the danger ramps up! I also loved catching up with the other characters in the Wilderness Inc. series. As with other books I've read by this author, it's one not to miss! Suspense done right, just the perfect amount of romance, a natural faith-thread woven throughout, and danger around every corner! * I received a complimentary copy from the author. I was not required to leave a favorable review and all opinions expressed here are strictly my own. *
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Goddard once again treats readers to a heart-racing, page-turning adventure! I loved the tangible tension and engaging emotion that could be felt as Olivia and Zach struggled to survive in the Oregon wilderness. I also enjoyed the history shared between the two and the feelings that were rekindled as death and danger loomed. False Security is an exciting story and a recommended read for fans of romantic suspense! I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
KatrinaEpperson More than 1 year ago
This suspenseful series is set in southwest Oregon in the Siskiyou Mountains. Elizabeth Goddard masterfully brings the setting alive with vivid imagery. The plot is an spine tingling suspense that is full of twists and turns. This is the third book in the series, but is easily a stand alone. I would recommend reading the first two books to get the full impact of the series. This story centers around Olivia Kendrick, Rich Kendrick and Zach Long. Rich and Zach are best friends. Rich was engaged to Zach's sister Sarah until she was killed 3 years ago. Rich was devastated and hired on with a private military contractor in the middle east to put some distance between him and the tragedy. Olivia was a biology teacher in Portland, but with the death of her mother retreated to the vacation home located outside of Giddeon in the Siskiyou Mountains. She went to work for Wilderness, Inc. as a guide for the adventure excursion company. Zach Long was a Portland Police Detective until a year ago when he resigned from the job. I loved Olivia and Zach. Olivia is a strong woman who has learned to depend on no one but herself. She has a gentle heart and a warm personality. Zach comes from a long line of police officers in the family so he's a natural born protector. This story has elements of suspense, mystery, romance and faith. This is a spectacular read and one I would recommend to anyone who loves suspense. *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.
Wilani More than 1 year ago
Riveting, raw, powerful, are a few of the things I felt while reading this book I found very difficult to put down. I felt just like I was Olivia and living in her shoes. These characters have become part of me. It is well written, and has a wonderful Inspirational message. Here is a quote from the book. "She would be praying for a bad guy, but there was always a chance for redemption. God gave everyone more chances, and she would pray this guy had another one. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Amigagal More than 1 year ago
What would you do if you arrived at your mountain cabin, expecting to find your brother there but found blood instead and when you follow that "trail of blood", two shooters start shooting at you? All of the sudden, your first love shows up and rescues you but you are both stuck in a blizzard, then go inside a cave because the shooters have you pinned down! That's how this fantastic suspense book begins! It doesn't really let up from there either. They continue to run for their lives in the wilderness, all the while, trying to find Olivia's brother who is MIA. What is he mixed up in that is worth killing for? Olivia's first love, Zach, was a police officer and her brother's best friend and he was supposed to meet him to find out was going on but they can't find him! Everywhere they go, someone is shooting at them. I can't imagine the stamina it would take in that snowy wilderness. Olivia and Zach have to let go of their past and try to work together to save each other and find her brother PLUS take down these powerful men that are trying to kill them. It's a great book and so full of action and suspense. In that atmosphere, you would really find out what you are made of, that's for sure! I recommend this book!
Lattebooks More than 1 year ago
Ms. Goddard’s stories always send my nerves into overdrive! And I will keep coming back to her for more. This story is no exception – she knocks it out of the park with white-knuckled suspense, nail-biting mystery and edge of your seat action! I couldn’t believe how fast I read this – which is probably because I could not put it down at all. I needed to know who was behind it and how it ended! This story grips you and engages your attention from the first paragraph. You can always be guaranteed a satisfactory adrenaline rush when grabbing any of Goddard’s stories. It was enjoyable, too, to come back to Wilderness, Inc. characters and have them involved. Olivia and Zach are two stubborn but endearing characters and sparks fly with both banter and feelings. I could feel their struggle with each other and understood their feelings towards each other after the history they have! The winter cold and feel of that season was perfect – I felt she cares about her details. I was given this book. All opinions are my own.
Blogger35 More than 1 year ago
Don't blink, don't relax and don't lose focus.......this book is so good it will grab you from the first page and won't let you go!! Olivia must find her missing brother when her path crosses with Zach Long, her ex fiance and her brother's best friend. What is he doing here and why does he keep bossing Olivia around as the bullets fly?? Loved Olivia from the start, I totally agreed with how she handled everything. NOTHING will stop her from finding her brother even if it means risking her life to do so!! I have two brothers and I felt the same way throughout the story. Zach is a great guy who has been through hardships, he is really bossy with Olivia, but the thought of failing to protect her is unbearable. He has to let go of his past before it suffocates him. I didn't like how gruff he is, but he does a stand up job in the circumstances thrown at him. "She was literally on a ride for her life. And this ride included those she loved." The author wrote this while grieving for a loved one and the writing is fast-paced, action-packed, and unpredictable. Despite the difficulty of putting this story together, Goddard gives the reader an entertaining tale that is enjoyable as well as filled with hope even in the midst of impossible danger. Two thumbs up to writers like Goddard who are obedient even when faced with her own real life tragedy. From the acknowledgments: "I've lost the person who inspired me to become an avid reader and the person who was the greatest influence on my life in this writing endeavor, but regardless, I want to thank my mother for loving me and raising me to know the Lord so that I may have the hope of seeing her again one day soon." The scripture chosen for this book is Psalms 46:10: Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. This story really does match this scripture, nicely done!! I want to thank the author for the review copy provided. The thoughts and comments are my own.