~ MY REVIEW ~
Another series comes to an end… and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I’ve been anticipating this book– wanting to read it so bad!– but now that it’s over, I’m sad to say “goodbye” to these characters.
As I said, I have been really looking forward to reading Haley’s book and learning her story, and I’m happy to say that Chasing Secrets did not disappoint in the least. In my opinion, Lynette Eason’s writing just keeps getting better and better! I can’t wait to read her next series!! The first book of which (Oath of Honor) is due to release in January, by the way! 😀
This is a fast-paced, suspense-filled, action-packed novel that I was able to finish over a weekend. It drew me in from page one and kept me guessing at the identity of the villain. I always enjoy trying to figure out “who done it”, but while I enjoy figuring it out, I also really like when an author surprises me. I kept guessing and second-guessing who the bad guy could be… and I got really close too! But I still wasn’t really expecting it when the true criminals were revealed.
I love these characters! Getting to “hang out” with folks from the previous books is always great and seeing them react to the new love interest in Haley’s life was fun. While the attraction is pretty much instant, the romance between Haley and Steven isn’t really over the top and doesn’t take precedence over the mystery/suspense aspect of the story. And I must say I especially like the elements of forgiveness and healing woven into the story. It reminded me very much of the story behind Matthew West’s song, Forgiveness — so powerful!
I’m so glad I have all four of these books on my bookshelf now so I can go back and visit with them whenever I want! I’m sure I’ll be doing that fairly soon. 😉
I received a free copy of this book through the Revell Reads Blog Tour Program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
~ SOME FAVORITE QUOTES ~
Maddy: “I didn’t have time to go by your house, but I brought you some clothes from my closet…. And I prefer them returned without bullet holes if you think you can manage that.”
Maddy: “Thanks for getting shot on your day off. At least no one has to cover for you until tomorrow.”
Haley: “Actually, I just finished a job, remember? I don’t have any clients right now.”
Maddy: “Oh right. Nice. Couldn’t ask for better timing if you had to get shot. Good job.”
Maddy: “Quinn’s well thought of in the department. In spite of his rather vociferous personality.”
Haley: “Vociferous. Ha. Good word.”
Steven: “Is that Maddy’s shirt? The one she brought you in the hospital?”
Haley: “Yes. And it’s got a rip in it from the knife. Rats. Well, she said she wanted it back with no bullet holes. I can do that.”
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