Monday, May 6, 2013

Nowhere to Run by Amy Wallace

What happens when the promise to protect and serve forces a police officer to do the unthinkable…?

Police Officer Ashley Walters is being stalked. Her wedding plans are interrupted by an attack on her fiancé, and a detective is shot protecting her. Ashley is forced to flee for her own safety and the lives of those she loves.

Ashley finds refuge in a Mennonite community in Shipshewana, Indiana. But even in a peaceful town among gentle people she cherishes, danger stalks. All she has left is faith. But when faith fails, what survives?

Readers who love suspense coupled with the simplicity of the Mennonite life will eagerly devour book two in the dramatic Place of Refuge series.

My review:
   Amy Wallace is an author who doesn't have nearly enough books out yet. I loved her Defenders of Hope Series, and though this series is totally different, I am really enjoying it also.

   Nowhere to Run is the second in the Place of Refuge Series, and takes up right where the first book, Hiding in Plain Sight left off. By the way, the books should be read in order. In this book, police officer Ashley Walters is trying to plan her wedding while dealing with a violent stalker. I thought the scenario of a stalker was written with great realism and actually came from the author's personal experience.

  The Mennonites and their community are also done well in the book, and doesn't seem unrealistic as so much of the Amish fiction that is so popular.

  I don't know if God is trying to hammer a message through my head or what, but this is the third book that I have recently read that dealt with the issue of faith. Of having faith in God even when things are going terribly wrong.

   This book was even better than the first in the series and kept me on the edge of my seat with the suspense and drama. I stayed up late the evening I read it so I could finish it, and it was well worth it. Amy shows you can write a great suspense novel, keep it Christian, get a great message across, and come up with a book well worth reading in the end.

Read the first chapter here.

About the author:

Amy Wallace is the author of the Place of Refuge series and the Defenders of Hope series. She is a homeschool mom, speaker, and self-confessed chocoholic. Amy is also a graduate of the Gwinnett County Citizens Police Academy and a contributing author of several books, including A Novel Idea: Best Advice on Writing Inspirational Fiction and God Answers Moms’ Prayers. She lives in Georgia.

Nowhere to Run, and the first book in the series, Hiding In Plain Sight, are available from Harvest House Publishers.

Thanks to Harvest House for the review copy.