At the advice of her therapist, homicide survivor Harper Reynolds has traded her job as a crime scene photographer for a more peaceful life taking photographs of the natural world. But her hopes for a life surrounded by the serenity of the outdoors are dashed when she inadvertently captures a murder being committed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She flees the scene in fear--and loses the camera.
Former Green Beret Heath McKade is a reserve deputy in an understaffed county who has been called in to protect Harper, a childhood friend he is surprised to see back in the area. When Harper learns that the sheriff's department can't find any evidence of the murder she witnessed, she is determined to do what she can to see that justice is done. What neither Harper nor Heath could know is how many explosive secrets from the past will be exposed--or how deeply they will fall for each other.
In this suspenseful page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps you on the edge of your seat as you discover that uncommon justice lies just on the other side of fear.
Intense with a twist you won’t see coming!
Just the first chapter grabbed me and didn’t let go…
“Harper Reynolds inched forward, hoping she hadn’t made a mistake in coming there. After she positioned her camera on the tripod, she zoomed in closer with her long telephoto lens.”
She just wanted a peaceful, serene environment to take pictures of nature and then…
“She focused her camera on the killer, taking a kill shot of her own.”
Wow… What an opening! A bear, a killer, and a witness...made for a great mystery. Returning to her hometown was never so dangerous! As Harper tries to escape from the killer she is injured. In steps her former childhood friend, Heath McKade. As a former Green Beret, now he is a volunteer deputy who tries to keep her safe and yet at arms length. They both struggle with past issues of hurt and trust. Can they overcome both before the killer finds them? Can they trust God enough to draw them together? The faith element was beautifully written into the story. As they grow in their faith, they worry what will happen next. A killer is hiding in their community and only they know the answers. As old secrets are revealed and bigger issues come out in the open, an ending with a twist will leave you stunned!
Though the characters struggles were real, I did get frustrated at times at how much they focused on the past. I loved when they finally stepped into the present and allowed healing. It reminds us of how easily we get stuck in the past instead of focusing on all God has for us.
Mystery, suspense, and fans of romantic adventure with s faith element will love this book. I can’t wait for the next release in the series.
I was given a complementary copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.
ALWAYS LOOK TWOICE
ALWAYS LOOK TWICE....Elizabeth Goddard
With camera in hand, a grizzly bear forging for berries, the pictures she is wanting to take. A step closure, and another, the bear senses her, thinking she was okay, she had bear spray. When a cry alerted her of a woman in need of help, aways from her, she captures first, then will call. A rifle, a man, and then she noticed he was aiming now at her. Fear, she had to run, finally alerted her, to only stumble. A group traveling in the mountains, Heath heard the noise. Finding her, hurt, and the sooner they got out of the area. the doctor checking her out, had she been unconscious, she doesn’t recall. Now thinking of her sister at the camp site needed to be told. The camera, her phone, were they still in the area. They needed them for proof, or would the killer already have. The past, as they recall knowing one another till she had moved. Another fear, her father had been murdered.Gripping, good characters , and held one’s interest,.Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion by Net Galley and Revell .