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Formula of Deception

13306492a4e270116aea7a1724eabbee    Murphy Anderson’s sister was murdered and Murphy is now in the Witness Protection Program because of it. Local authorities in Alaska hire her as an artist and it puts her in danger again. On top of that, a dying man’s confession of dead bodies stirs up the past, including WW2 secrets. What happened in the Quonset hut in the 1940’s? Why is someone so determined to keep it a secret now?

I very much enjoyed the history of the Alaskan Wilderness Ms. Parks incorporated into her story. The WW2 mystery intrigued me, what happened and how it threaded into modern times. The other part of the story, the murder, did not dim the story in any way. The only thing I was not keen on was the ending. It felt…. odd.. to me. It was something I was not expecting and I am still unsure how I feel about it.

*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and The Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts. I was not compensated in any monetary way.*

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If I Live

    Here it is- finally! Two years on this journey and the final book to the “If I Run” series has arrived.

Casey Cox has certainly been through a lot. Framed for the murder of her friend, hiding while on the run, her disguises are no longer working. The real killers are closing in and now Dylan Roberts, Casey’s friend, is in danger. When it all escalates to major heights, Casey watches it all explode around her. Who really is a true friend and who really is the killer?

This book gave a very satisfying ending to the long story. It was action-packed and kept me hooked. I thoroughly enjoyed this complete series, so much that I bought another of Terri Blackstock’s series.

 

*I received this book free from Zondervan and The Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts and I was not compensated in any financial way.*

Parental Guidance- PG13 for intense scenes and action

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Beyond Justice

    What would you do if, as an attorney working your way up the ladder, given a case no one else wants? And you shortly discover there is more at stake than you thought. Lives, including yours, now hang in the balance.

Hayden McCarthy is put exactly in that deadly position. As she uncovers the truths being hidden she begins having to fight against the same government she works for. The premise of this story sucked me in right away. Dangerous political secrets. corrupt people, immigrants, determination that Hayden showed in bringing the truth to light…. Everything about this story was on point! The story was easy to follow and hard to set down to do other things. I was happy to discover this is the first in a series and I am looking forward to jumping back into the political intrigue and dangers.

*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and The Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed about the story are entirely my own thoughts and I was not financially compensated in any way.*

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If I’m Found

    Casey Cox is still on the run. The police are still searching for her, her picture is all over the news. Dylan Roberts is relentlessly hunting her. He claims he knows the truth, that Casey did not commit murder. Can Casey believe him? As she stumbles upon other injustices she risks her own safety to help others, knowing she may be caught. She must make a choice- her safety or strangers?

I greatly enjoyed the first in the series, If I Run. https://kymberlibriggs.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/if-i-run-book-review/    and I was excited to read the next part of Casey’s journey. Wondering if she would get caught, is Dylan really a good guy or is he fooling all of us? This sequel pulled me in. I am looking forward to the third and final book in the trilogy. I really want to know how this plays out. Terri Blackstock is also becoming a new favorite author of mine and I will be checking into her other books.

 

*I received this book free from Zondervan and the Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review of the story. I did not receive any compensation to do so. All thoughts I have expressed are entirely my own.*

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Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

twilight-at-blueberry-barrens    “Keep the girls safe.”

 

Drake Newham, an entrepreneur, gains custody of his two nieces when his brother and sister-in-law die. He, however, does not believe it was a murder/suicide. He packs his nieces up and brings them to Sunset Cove, Maine hoping to find out what really happened. He rents a cottage from Local Kate Mason and hires her as nanny while he digs into the deaths.

Kate has her own family problems. Convicted criminals in her family tree and one just escaped prison. How safe is her life? Add to it a stalker and her world is turned upside down.

Okay, on the creep side level the stalker is in my book, on a scale from 1-10, definitely easily an 11 or 12. Colleen Coble wrote those scenes exceptionally well! They gave me shivers. They were, I think, my favorite scenes in the entire story because they were so well written. I also did not have all of the mystery completely solved when the story ended and I like that. It helps keep me hooked and reading more. And the cover of the book? Oh my word, I love it!!

*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are my own thoughts.*