Identity Theft

Identity Theft

by Alana Terry

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She can never go back. But the past is about to find her ...

Will she recover everything she lost before the vast expanse of Alaska swallows her whole?

If you like faith-based suspense, heart-stopping action, and breathtaking wilderness, then you'll love this adrenaline rush from bestselling Christian novelist Alana Terry.

Find out why Christian suspense fans are racing head-first into the heart of rural Alaska.

Buy Identity Theft and dive into this breath-taking and unforgettable adventure today.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161346464
Publisher: Firstfruits Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2019
Series: An Alaskan Refuge Christian Suspense Novel
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 82,558
File size: 704 KB

About the Author

Alana is a pastor's wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers' Favorite, and more. Alana's passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.

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Identity Theft 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
J_Augustine 8 months ago
It seems she can trust no one... I got hooked on Alana Terry's books several years ago when I read her first North Korean book, Beloved Daughter. It's been awhile since then and in recent years I've mostly been reading her Kennedy Stern Christian Suspense series where she took on controversial subjects with grace and grit. Enter Identity Theft in the Alaskan Refuge Christian Suspense series. I've really been looking forward to the series as I know the author's own residence in Alaska adds a rare authenticity to the fine details. Identity Theft is more of a traditional romantic suspense than Alana Terry's previous book, which, was something I really enjoyed. It was fun seeing her ace yet another genre. The book was a quick read, I was actually surprised at how quickly I breezed through it, perfect for a boring afternoon or quiet evening. Loved the characters and trying to guess the motivation behind some of their actions. So, if you are in the mood for an easy to read romantic suspense novel set in remote Alaska, well, may I suggest Alana Terry's exciting Identity Theft... (I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)
ibjoy1953 8 months ago
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK  I really enjoyed this story. Author Alana Terry writes an amazing fast paced thriller that I read in a few hours! Once I started, I didnt want to put the book down. Lacy was a young lady that had her life planned out, until she was forced into the witness protection program and was now living in a place she hated with a job she didnt like because it really degraded her. The characters here in the story were well crafted and they developed so well as the story unfolded. I love books that grab my attention from the beginning, and this book did just that. Thriller is the best word to describe this story, it takes you on an exciting journey that you can’t stop reading until the last page! The author did a great job describing Jo’s emotions. Everything in her life changed, she didnt have her family, she started over, and as I was reading her story, I thought about that happening to me, and it’s something I don’t even want to think about. If you enjoy thrillers that are really fast paced, this is the story for you! It’s a good clean story that you will remember for a while. A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
Erin_Slocum 9 months ago
My Thoughts on Identity Theft: Wow. Great book. The first book I’ve read by this author but I cannot wait for the next two titles in this series to be released! Great writing that draws you in. Definitely some little bits of didn’t see that coming but also some spots of totally knew that was gonna happen. Highly recommend this book. It’s a mystery, suspense, even a few murders going on here, type of book that is a fast read. It did not take me long to get through the book. Written in a way that you’re not having to stop and think. It flows and keeps you involved so you’re not confused as to which character is which or what just happened. This book made me think about my life a bit. What do I consider important? At first, while reading this book I was curious why the title. It didn’t make sense to me. No one stole her ID, they weren’t going around impersonating her. And then it hit me. Identity Theft. Her identity as herself, as her own person, having the ability to choose her own fate has been taken from her. But was it ever really hers to begin with? I enjoyed watching Jo or Lacy or whatever you want to call her to develop from a bit of a shallow character into finding who she truly was both in her thinking and in her walk with God. How can she move forward into her future or be present in the present when she can’t come to terms with her past? Also enjoyed the thinking and rationalizing between the two men in her life and loved the ending! I recommend this book. It’s a fast read and keeps you engaged. There is violence in the story but nothing elaborate or that is going to give someone nightmares. No reason to not read this book at night. I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Celebrate Lit. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations.
Deana0326 9 months ago
Reading books from this author always helps me draw closer to God. She writes stories that have great lessons and scriptures that enhance the story. This story was an easy and quick read. I enjoyed the suspense and learned so much about the Witness Protection Program. I can't imagine having to give up everything that identifies you and starting over. Lacy happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time with her boyfriend several years ago. They witness something that puts them both in danger. Lacy is whisked away to Alaska to start a new life. She is cut off from her family and friends. She often wonders about her boyfriend. Did she really see him die that fateful day? How long will she have to pretend to be Jo? I learned a lot of interesting things about Alaska in the book. One of the intriguing things was the abundance of mosquitoes they have. I never thought about them having a mosquito problem. In Texas where I live, mosquitoes take over neighborhoods. Someday I would like to visit Alaska and see the snow and beautiful landscape. Two people really stand out in this story. One of them is Kurtis who is a state trooper. He becomes involved with Lacy and they develop a nice relationship. Things seem to be moving forward but Lacy can't seem to let go of her feelings for her boyfriend. Will Kurtis be able to help her feel secure? Can she learn to trust a man who loves her and knows that God will protect them? The other important person in the story is Sandy who is Lacy's foster mother. The love and compassion she has for Lacy is so special . She speaks words of wisdom to her and tries to get her to let go of the past. I loved when Sandy said to Lacy, " I always like to picture my tears are the rain that's gonna water the flowers God's sending my way? What a beautiful way to express how God heals us and shows us a new beginning. The suspense in the book is good and I did figure out most of it, but it was still fun to read how the author puts twists in there and keeps the action going. The story reminds me to be thankful for my family and to remember that "God has a plan for our lives." He will always be there to protect us. I received a copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
MaureenST 9 months ago
Talk about being bored with your life, and being careful what you wish for, will it be safe, or living on the edge? The author gives us a young woman who has been living in a small town in Alaska, with a bit of emphasis on the size and abundance of mosquitos, and has been placed in witness protection. We begin with a man who is head over heels for our girl, but can she continue to live in the safe world? You will never see all that is coming here, the author places on a roller coaster, and where we end you end up may be over a cliff! I sure didn’t see the ending this story has, wow! Talk about surprises! This one will keep you on your toes! I received this book through Celebrate Lit, and was not required to give a positive review.
GratefulGrandma 9 months ago
Witness Protection. New identity. Living in Alaska. Not knowing if the love of your life is dead or alive. These are the things that Jo, aka Lacey, is dealing with. She witnesses a murder and testified at the trial of two men who were incarcerated. Why does she still have to remain in hiding? She hates Alaska, the cold, the mosquitoes, the low paying job and more. Is it time to return home and let the chips fall where they may? What about Kurtis, the man who has just proposed to her? This was a well-written, relatively short story that starts off with a proposal and never lets up. There is so much happening in Jo/Lacey's life that I can't begin to imagine everything going through her mind. She thinks she is in love, but with who? She wants to go home, but is it safe? What is next for her? I don't want to give away the story, but suffice it to say, Jo/Lacey has some tough decisions to make. Will she be able to listen to God and follow his plans for her? How will she know what he wants her to do? Kurtis, the man she has been dating in Alaska is a single father who is too good to be true. He loves her and wants to marry her, but is willing to wait for her to figure things out. He is even willing to walk away if that is what she needs him to do. I wanted to meet this man and then sit her down and convince her to marry him. Overall this is a faith based, action suspense story that was enjoyable to read. I recommend it to those who like Contemporary Christian Fiction.
annelr 9 months ago
Identity Theft is part of the Alaskan Refuge series by Alana Terry. Having read a number of this author's books, I was looking forward to reading this one and was not disappointed. Terry expertly draws readers right into her stories and this story is no exception. Lacy/Jo is in witness protection through no fault of her own. Her whole world was robbed from her, her identity, her boyfriend, and basically her future. The past cannot be changed but what about her future--Lacy was tired of allowing others to dictate what her life would be. With great characters, twists and turns to the plot, romantic tension, a touch of faith, lots of suspense and action, Identity Theft keeps the reader's interest high. Loved the ending...but you'll have to read that for yourself. Be sure to get your book as soon as possible. I received a complimentary copy of this book via CelebrateLit. A favorable review was not required and opinions are my own. This review is part of a CelebrateLit blog tour.
5643437 9 months ago
From the moment I started reading Identity Theft, I could not put the book down. This story about a woman forced into Witness Protection and moved from the East Coast to Alaska captured my imagination. The characters were multi-dimensional and realistic. The plotline was believable. Lacey/Jo only wants her life back, and I could not blame her. Lacey’s current fiance and her past significant other collide in a heart-wrenching manner. The twists, turns, and danger keeps the reader wondering how things will turn out. I have to say the ending of this book made the entire book worth reading. Lacey’s contact for the Witness Protection program adds such a meaningful part to this story. Sandy, Lacey’s foster mom from the East Coast appearing to care for Lacey adds a lot to the story as well. So if you like Christian suspense novels, check out this book for yourself. It is definitely worth reading. I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.
Mama_Cat 9 months ago
Welcome to small-town Alaska, and a new, fast-paced thriller by Alana Terry! We get to know Lacy and her mother Sandy best; I appreciate each woman for who she is when living with Christ. The very small-town setting is described through the eyes of one who lives it, mosquitoes and all. The mystery is somewhat complex, having begun about four years earlier in Massachusetts. Lacy is an East Coast girl at heart, studying theater, with the goal of a New York City acting career with her artist sweetheart, Raphael. She lives with her foster parents, Pastor Carl and his wife Sandy. They are amazing Christians that I would love to have at my church. Not only would I want to have someone like Sandy in my life, I would like to be more like her. Her wisdom results from many years of walking out her own struggles that she freely shares when appropriate. Lacy could not have a better loving mother. Then everything changed. Lacy is in witness protection in Glennallen, Alaska. Raphael was killed in an accident the night she thought he was going to propose to her, and she testified in court against the men behind the murder she and Raphael had seen. She thought witness protection would be temporary until learning at trial that the killers had deep mafia ties. Glennallen is not where she wants to be. Lacy, now Jo, is a daycare employee and weary of it. She had to leave college, her parents, her dream of acting. The town is small and she earns very little money. She has been dating Kurtis, a state trooper, for over a year, having met due to his adorable daughter at the day care. Madeline, now 4, wants Jo to be her new mommy, but Lacy has not yet gotten over Raphael. Jo hasn’t told Kurtis anything of her past, using only the witness protection tale and of her boyfriend dying in an accident. Jo makes Kurtis a wonderful dinner and tells him she can’t see him anymore, that she is going to move at the end of the summer. Kurtis proposes to Jo, willing to wait and join her when his current commitment is up as a state trooper. That night, something unplanned happens, something Lacy has dreamed of many, many times but doesn’t react as she thought she would. It changes everything, taking her on a wild trip through Alaska in which she learns she can either trust God or stay angry and bitter. At first, I was put off by the roller coaster of Lacy’s emotions. Then I tried on her shoes, and realized how difficult living a different life, as a different person, far from home were for a young woman. She was unprepared for the job she had. She was living with anger, including anger at the Lord, and gave up studying the Bible, praying, or attending church, except with Kurtis. She shows me exactly how I can be, despite the age difference, when I am going through crises in my own human weakness. This is a very good Christian thriller! The story itself is exciting, even though I guessed some of the mystery early on. This is also an excellent novel of spiritual lessons and ultimately the love and grace of God. There are surprises to be had, sadness and joy, and it is worth the read, especially for those who struggle with the weight of their own will. The end is very satisfactory, and I highly recommend it! From a thankful heart: I received a copy of this ebook from CelebrateLit, and this is my honest review.
MelissaF 9 months ago
I really enjoy Alana’s writing. The other books I have read by her have definitely held my interest. This is a fast read to be sure. I will say the first half of the book left me a bit disappointed. Lacy was very whiny about living in Alaska and I had trouble believing some of the choices she made. Later in the book the author does share she had those feelings when she lived in Alaska. I will say I don’t always like to read about someone else whining about it, even though that might be reality. The second half of the book picked up for me and I found it a lot more interesting. Questions about who Lacy could trust and a somewhat surprise ending that I really didn’t see coming helped me enjoy this book more. Not my favorite Alana Terry book but I am looking forward to reading more in this series. A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own.
BMace 9 months ago
‘For you know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11 I would imagine that you, like me, have never really thought about what witness protection would mean in your life. The author has done a fabulous job of bringing those feelings to light and I’m quite sure I would react the same way as Lacy (Jo) did. Imagine leaving everything that makes you an individual and starting over at something that doesn’t even interest you. Would you feel lost and welcome any news from your former life? Between witness protection, being run off the road, Mafia connections and being shot at, this edge of your seat suspense kept me wondering who really could be trusted. I am looking forward to reading more from this author! I received a copy of this book through CelebrateLit. The impressions, opinions and comments are my own.