Author: Sara Davison
Series: Two Sparrows for a Penny #1
Release Date: March 2, 2022
She is willing to testify against her trafficker. If she can stay alive that long.
“You’re safe here, Starr.”
How many times has Detective Cole Blacksky said that to her since helping her escape the life she’d been forced into eight years earlier?
Starr desperately wants to believe him, but she knows Brady Erickson, her former captor, too well. Although Cole has promised her protective custody on his family’s remote ranch, no place on earth is safe enough. Brady will stop at nothing to permanently silence her before she ever reaches the witness stand.
And he is powerful enough to do it.
If Starr wants to help Brady’s other victims, she has no choice but to put herself in God’s hands. And Cole’s. But the longer she and Cole stay hidden, the more her life is at risk.
And her heart.
Reviewer: Beverly Laude
The author has taken a very difficult, horrible scenario and has handled it with great sensitivity. Starr is a young woman who has been kept by a human trafficker for 8 years, forced to do horrible things. Cole Blacksky is a detective who is tasked with convincing her to escape and testify against her captor.
The beginning of the book is full of the terror and anguish that Starr feels. The author doesn't pull any punches with the details. But they are handled in a believable way without being sensational.
Then, we get to the bulk of the book. I admit that I became bored with the endless details of Cole and Starr's time together. The book seemed to devolve into a long-drawn romance at that point. Then, you have the sensational ending, full of action and terror once again.
This book is inspirational, and I enjoyed the theme of faith that helped Starr through her captivity. It is hard to imagine a young woman being able to make it through this type of ordeal with as much faith and love that she shows.
My main problem with the book is that several factors were introduced that were never resolved. Is this book part of a series? Because, to me, the ending was very unfinished. What happened to the other girls held captive? What happened to Starr's foster sisters? Also, the law enforcement aspect of the book was not very believable, in my opinion.
All in all, it's a good book, but it was still a little disappointing in the long run. When I read romantic suspense, I like a little more of the suspense and a little less of the romance.
Reviewer: Anna Bottoms
Every Star in the Sky is centered around a woman who was kidnapped and trafficked into the sex trade. It is a heart-wrenching story of faith, love, and redemption. The topic isn’t easy, some scenes will bring tears, but everyone needs to read this book.
Starr sits alone in a hotel room, waiting for another man to walk through the door. Little does she know that man will change the course of her life forever.
Cole Blacksky is a detective working undercover to bring down a trafficker. When he walks into the hotel room to offer freedom to the woman inside in exchange for her testimony, he is completely surprised by what he finds.
Forced to run, Cole takes Starr to his family ranch, where we see God’s grace and the power of unconditional love change them both.
Well-written characters, realistic dialogue, and emotions that grab you make this book one of the best I’ve recently read. I recommend it.
I was given an advance review copy from the author through Interviews & Reviews.
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