Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Fatal Exchange Book Review

Southern Crimes Series
Book Two

SUMMARY:  Desperate time create desperate people.  And desperate people are dangerous . . .
     Though Emily Hunt comes from a family of cops, the relatively quiet life of a high school teacher suits her just fine.  She's saving up to buy a house, slowly moving forward after her brother's death, and settling into a life she loves.  So the last person she wants to spend time with is Mason Taylor.
     An undercover cop, Mason is enemy number one as far as her family is concerned.  His involvement in the death of Emily's brother is still up in the air, and now he expects her to help him with a case.  Mason has been working with one of her students, Rafael Cerda, whose brother has been kidnapped by a drug cartel.   And with time running out to meet their demands, Rafael is getting desperate.
     Emily will have to draw on all of her strength to handle what happens next . . .
     Fatal Exchange will draw you into a complex matrix of intertwining lives, unraveling secrets, and unexpected love.

REVIEW:  This was a good book.  Within the first few pages the story becomes very intense and doesn't let up until almost the very end.  The twists and turns kept me guessing as to what would happen next and turning the pages to find out if my assumptions were correct.  The bulk of this drama happened in one day, which was a little hard to wrap my head around at times because there was so much going on.  The one downside for me was how quickly the main characters feelings, especially Emily's, for each other escalate, going from her tolerating Mason because he has some questions about one of her students to being madly in love with him by the end of day.  I felt it moved too quickly and wondered if maybe her feelings were a little skewed due to being a hostage then chased by someone wanting her dead.
     That said, I enjoyed reading this book and hope to read the third one when it comes out.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

Lisa Harris is a Christy Award finalist and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times.  The author of more than twenty books, including Dangerous Passage, Harris has spent over ten years living with her family as missionaries in Africa.  Learn more at

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