Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Lethal Legacy by Carol Post

Book description:

Someone wants her family secrets buried. He's her only chance to survive. Andrea Wheaton thought her parents' tragic deaths were accidental--until she's attacked during a burglary at their home. Now she's also being targeted. Her ex-sweetheart Sheriff Deputy Bryce Caldwell insists on protecting her, though she refuses to trust him again. But with a killer closing in, can she and Bryce uncover her family's secrets before it's too late for them both?

My review: 

  There are way too many books in the Love Inspired Suspense line to keep up with, but I have been reading more of them lately than I used to. This author is one reason for that. Back in November of 2016, she emailed me and asked me if I would review her new book at that time. Since then, I have reviewed a few other books, all of them suspense books in this line with the exception of one, and I have enjoyed every one.

 So I was happy to get an email from her recently to review Lethal Legacy, the newest book from her. This book is the second book in a mini series by her, and follows Fatal Recall, the last book I reviewed for her.

 This book launches right into the action and suspense within the first few pages, and brings back one of the characters from the previous book, Deputy Bryce Caldwell. From that point, the rest of the book is him trying to protect his next door neighbor, his ex-girlfriend, from danger from an unknown source. The book also brings back two other characters from the previous book, as they attempt to help protect their friend's attractive neighbor.

 With books like these, you know the guy is going to get the girl by the end of the book. That is a given, but it is still fun reading what leads up to that point, and the author did a great job of doing that. I love suspense, and there was a ton of it in this book. The reader is kept guessing as to who is after Andrea, and why. It wasn't easy to predict what was coming next, and it did keep me on the edge of my seat as the suspense built to the great ending.

 Forgiveness is a topic often dealt with in Christian fiction, and it was a topic in this book. Maybe we hear it often because we need to hear it often.

 This was a great suspenseful and Christian read the author can be proud of. I am hoping she has one more book to go with these two.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

From medical secretary to court reporter to property manager to owner of a special events decorating company, Carol's résumé reads as if she doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up. But one thing that has remained constant through the years is her love for writing. She started as a child writing poetry for family and friends, then graduated to articles and finally novels.

Carol lives in sunshiny Central Florida and writes fun and fast-paced inspirational romance and romantic suspense. Her books have received a 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award and been nominated for a 2016 RITA® award and a 2014 RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award. She is also a popular speaker, presenting workshops on a variety of craft topics. Besides writing, she enjoys sailing, hiking, camping—almost anything outdoors. Her two grown daughters and grandkids live too far away for her liking, so she now pours all that nurturing into taking care of a fat and sassy black cat and a highly-spoiled dachshund.