Author: Elizabeth Goddard
Series: Missing in Alaska #2
Release Date: October 17, 2023
A missing person. A murder victim. And two hurting people seeking justice, connected in ways they could never imagine.
Montana Detective Trevor West is desperate to learn what happened to his sister, who went missing in Alaska over a year ago, leaving nothing but a few photographs as clues to her whereabouts. At the advice of Police Chief Autumn Long, Trevor enlists the help of an experienced bush pilot. If Carrie James can't help him find the places in the photographs, no one can.
But Carrie has her own agenda. Grieving the death of her closest friend and the only person she could trust, Carrie will help Trevor find his sister on one condition--that he help her track down her friend's killer.
Reviewer: Rebecca Maney
"His desperation nearly broke her heart. But she no longer had a heart, so how was that possible . . . "
Detective Trevor West's determination to find out what happened to his sister was admirable, but bush pilot Carrie James was just as determined not to get emotionally involved. Yes, she could fly him to a number of obscure locations where there were people who might have interacted with Jennifer, but the man was on a mission that was not hers . . . . until her own world was violently rocked by yet another tragedy, meaning the handsome detective might be the one person in the entire state of Alaska who could help her, neither of them ever imagining how the two cases might possibly intersect.
"I'm not going to leave anything unsaid . . . I wish we'd met under different circumstances."
Wow! This story travels in a myriad of different directions very, very quickly, the author doing a stellar job of managing the ebbs and flows until the very end, when the only possible speed is overdrive. Lives depended on it! Fans of romantic suspense will be truly and rightfully impressed. (as they breathe a sigh of relief at the end!)
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you." Isaiah 43:2
I received a copy of this book from Revell through Interviews & Reviews. I also purchased a copy. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.
Reviewer: Conny Withay
"As the two close in on the answers they crave, they’ll face dangers and connections they could not have imagined," states the description on Amazon in Elizabeth Goddard’s novel, Shadows at Dusk.
The second in the Missing in Alaska series, this three-hundred-and-fifty-two-page advanced reader copy targets those interested in a clean romantic suspense based in rural Alaska. With no profanity, topics of physical abuse, murder, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes acknowledgments, an excerpt of the next book in the series, the author’s biography, and advertisements.
This continuing story finds bush pilot Carrie James having had to restart her life in a rural town, always protecting her heart from falling in love again. But when her best friend and co-worker ends up dead, she joins forces with outsider Detective Trevor West to find the killer. Meanwhile, West tries to uncover where and why his sister disappeared a year ago. But when both become targets, they must work together to solve the past.
Having been to Alaska, I love the story’s vivid descriptions of the land, terrain, and beauty. Almost every chapter contained a fight or flight scenario that kept pace as Carrie and Trevor tried to stay alive and ahead of the killers. The scenes involving karst, caves hidden by the Tongass, and float planes were believable and convincing. It can be a stand-alone read in the series, even with the prior characters involved.
Those who do not like reads that include physical abuse, tragedies, and murders may want to avoid this one. Others who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not be interested in it, but it is not overwhelming or pushy, as it often references praying to God and Bible verses.
I wish the book gave the eternal plan of salvation. I prefer all pronouns of God capitalized for reverence.
If you like romantic suspense thrillers, this second book in the series flies high above Alaska as two protagonists seek the truth about their past personal tragedies.
I received a complimentary copy from Revell through Interviews & Reviews. I was under no obligation to give a positive review.
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