Published February 5th 2019
by Fleming H. Revell Company
The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up
Forensic genealogist Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather's footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from a hospital more than twenty years ago. When someone makes an attempt on Willow's life to keep her from discovering the truth, help will come from an unexpected source.
Ex-FBI agent--and Willow's ex-flame--Austin McKade readily offers to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they'll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he's spent much of his life trying to forget--and put Willow's tender heart at risk.
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Meet the Author:
Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than thirty romance novels, including the romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies—a 2011 Carol Award winner. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of becoming an author.
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When I picked this book up I literally couldn't put it down. I read through the entire book in one day and planned the next day to get my review posted, but unfortunately that didn't happen. I ended up sick, thanks to my children, and in bed for a few days. Yes, I know everyone has been there. When I started feeling better I started to write my review, but didn't feel I could give it a proper review so I picked my book back up and read it again.
This is suspense at it's best!!
I have been reading Elizabeth Goddard's books from LIS for years so I was excited to see she was writing a series for Revell. Her books are best known for the edge of your seat suspense, complex characters, engaging plots, faith, and a touch of romance and that's what I like most. Honestly, this book meets all that criteria and more.
This story starts in Washington state where we meet Willow Anderson. She is a Forensic Geneaologist who was raised by her grandfather after her parents was killed. Willow followed in her grandfather's footsteps in her career and was also his business partner. After his death she wants to honor his memory and begans to look at the last case he was working and hopes to close the case for him. Unfortunately this one is a little different because it involves an abduction in Texas of a baby from years ago and this one involves living people which is something that very seldom happens. Another thing that is of concern to her is the fact that her grandfather had contacted Austin McKade, who is someone from her past, but with his FBI contacts maybe he could offer clues of where to start with the case.
Austin McKade has been out of the area for a while working on a case, but not for the FBI. He's currently working with ex-agents called independent special agents. He could investigate and provide protection, but he no longer arrest anyone. He had received a message from J.T. Anderson about needing some assistance, but it would have to wait until he returned to Washington. Unfortunately, before his return he received word of J.T.'s death and the explosion/fire at his home. His thoughts immediately went to Willow and knew he wouldn't rest until he could talk to her.
The house explosion/fire was suspicous and under investigation. Austin knows there's more to this and plans to find answers while keeping Willow safe, whether she wants his help or not.
This wonderful book has so many elements of mystery, suspense, and emotions that I was totally captivated by it. Once I started it I couldn't put it down. The author gives a rich backstory, an incredible setting, complex characters with real issues, romantic tension, twists and turns, faith, and a delicious tale where characters find things more complicated than they ever imagined. This is a book I would recommend to anyone who love 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.