Saturday, February 2, 2019

Never Let Go, Uncommon Justice #1 by Elizabeth Goddard

Book description:

As a forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather's footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from the hospital more than twenty years ago. The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up when someone makes an attempt on her life to keep her from discovering the truth.

Ex-FBI agent--and Willow's ex-flame--Austin McKade readily offers his help to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they'll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he's spent much of his life trying to forget. And even if it puts Willow's tender heart at risk.

In this fast-paced and emotional page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps the stakes high, the romantic tension sparking, and the outcome uncertain until the very end.

My review:

  This was a new author to me. I think it is the author's first trade paperback book, having written mass market paperbacks in the Love Inspired Suspense line of books. I had the chance to join the launch team for the book, and jumped at the chance since it sounded good and I like Christian suspense.

  The forensic genealogist was a new one to me, and one I found interesting.

  Characters are important to me, and I really liked Willow and Austin. The story pretty much focused equally on both, especially with Austin's past and his dealing..or not dealing with it. It looks like each book in this series is going to center on each of 3 brothers, which begs the question to why there are women on the books instead of guys......hey, I am a guy, of course I'd wonder :)

 Christian suspense is my favorite genre' to read, and Goddard brought it in spades. This is not one of those books where you go a few chapters before something exciting happens. The exciting and suspenseful parts happen a lot. This was a book that once I started reading it, I didn't want to put it down. Unfortunately the day I started it, I read it on my breaks at work, so I had to put it down.....but finished it that evening at home.

  I even enjoyed the romantic aspect of the story. This was a book where the couple had dated before, but had broken up....a bad break up, but now are working together. You know they will get back together, but it is fun and entertaining to watch how it happens.

 If this is an example of Goddard's writing, I am hooked and want to read more by her. I really liked the book, all parts of it: plot, setting, romance, suspense, drama, investigating techniques, etc. It wound down to a suspenseful and satisfying climax, and only left me wanting more, and looking forward to the next book in the story: Austin's brother Heath's story. (Again, the dude should be on the cover if it is his story)  :)

 This is a book and author I can honestly recommend, and deserves every one of the possible 5 stars possible.

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

About the author: 

Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than thirty romance novels, including the romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies—a 2011 Carol Award winner. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of becoming an author.

Check out her website at

Never Let Go is available from Revell Publishing, part of the Baker Publishing Group.