|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from Romantic Times for her novels Blood Covenant and Vendetta. The author of more than 40 books, including The Nikki Boyd Files and the Southern Crimes series, as well as Vanishing Point, A Secret to Die For, and Deadly Intentions, Harris and her family have spent over 16 years living as missionaries in southern Africa. Learn more at www.lisaharriswrites.com.
Aubrey Grayson is a good cop. She is shocked to find evidence that her estranged father could be a traitor and she is unwittingly involved. While duck hunting with former Senator, Grant McKenna, they come under fire. He is shot and she is kidnapped. Lots of intrigue as FBI agent and long time best friend of Aubrey, Jack Shannon, tries to put the pieces together. The action rarely lets up. Bree and Jack share a solid faith. Even though they have questions about how things are playing out with her father, they know God is in charge. Bree: “I cannot put my ultimate hope in people or circumstances. I can only put it in God, because he is always faithful.” Jack: “My father always told me that God is about the long game. That he is more interested in who you become, even if the actual process is difficult. I am not saying God doesn’t care about the little things, but he’s more interested in my reaching the finish line.” Not only do Bree and Jack share faith, they have a long friendship behind them. And even though it has been interrupted for a while, they might take it to another level. Come along for a unique story of suspense, faith and some self-searching. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*
Heart racing suspense from beginning to end, this latest suspense novel by Lisa Harris is filled with twists, turns, and numerous unsavory characters. Detective Aubrey Grayson and FBI Agent Grant McKenna have been friends since childhood. Now they find themselves embroiled in a case that begins when Aubrey's Papps, her stand-in father, is shot right next to her on a duck hunting trip and she is kidnapped. Grant is determined to figure out who is behind this and why. He becomes involved when he learns that the FBI case he is working ties in to Aubrey's kidnapping. Harris brings Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas to life with her wonderful descriptions, and her plot puts you right in the middle of all the action. With chills, thrills, and great pacing, the writing held my attention every minute. I liked that the romance took a back seat to the suspense and that Harris also maintained a good spiritual thread without being preachy. That is especially seen at the end when Aubrey has to decide whether to hang on to bitterness or forgive even though it wasn't easy. "I don't believe God gets frustrated at our trying to get to know him better. Even when it involves questioning what he allows to happen. " ** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
The Traitor’s Pawn by Lisa Harris ~3 out of 5 stars~ I was sooo excited to read this! I had previously read Lisa’s ‘Nikki Boyd Files’ and they were absolutely the best, I fell head over heals for the plot, the characters and the story lines. I loved everything about them. So, coming into this I had some high expectations to say the least. Unfortunately, they weren’t quite met. That being said, I still did really like it, and had an enjoyable time reading it though . The Writing. At first the writing really threw me off, it felt very word-y and detailed which made it hard to focus and comprehend what was actually going on in the story. Although after the first little bit, that seemed to change and it no longer felt so word-y. And looking back, maybe that was just me, especially since I never felt that way with her previous books. The Plot. The plot, for me, wasn’t quite there. I didn’t leave me as mind blown as I would have liked. Although, there were a few curve balls thrown that I didn’t expect and really liked. But, one thing I really, really liked about the plot, was that it felt very fresh and modern. The whole story line, I felt, was something that felt really relevant and current. I could easily have believed that this was something actually happening in the real world today, or in the near future. I was excited as I was reading to see, what happened next and where the plot went, I definitely left me coming back for more! The ending was just what left me wanting a bit more. Also, poor Aubrey had to really go through it! The Characters. This was where Lisa completely had me hooked and loving it! Jack and Aubrey, ahhh ☺️ I just loved their dynamics, old forgotten friends/romantic interests is something I love to read! Exploring all the old feelings to me is just SO much fun and addicting to read. Loved the way she went about writing it . I also loved their names, Aubrey Greyson (Bree) and Jack Shannon, they have a nice ring to ‘em. The other characters also felt authentic and easy to read about. Well done Lisa, your characters have captured my heart once again . I would honestly love to see a book in the future that, follows the ending of this one. Shows some more of Aubrey’s life after the events in this, and that shows exactly what just happens after this book ends . Overall I really liked and enjoyed this, it was a good mystery/suspense that had me reading a bit later that usually. Like I said before, it definitely had me coming back for more and excited to see the wrap up of it all. I’m excited to read more from her in the future! P.S. it’s funny how the Coronavirus makes you suddenly think differently, I was silently yelling in my head at anyone who was unnecessarily touching or hugging ‘social distancing!!!!’ and when Aubrey used some hand sanitizer it was like a miracle that she had any! *I received an ARC copy from the author and publisher, all thoughts and opinions are my own. A big thank you to them for sending it to me!*