Author: Elizabeth Goddard
Series: Uncommon Justice #3
Release Date: June 30, 2020
Justice comes easy for these two. But forgiveness? That's another matter altogether.
Investigative reporter Rae Burke will do anything to find her missing sister-in-law, even if it means facing Liam McKade, a man who almost lost his life saving hers. A former DEA agent, Liam thought he could find peace at his Wyoming ranch, but he doesn't feel at home anywhere anymore. When the reporter who blew his cover on an important investigation inserts herself back into his life, he's less than thrilled. But Rae's keen investigative skills have led her down the right path--and directly into the dragon's mouth--leaving Liam no choice but to protect her.
As the danger increases, the past they both tried to flee catches up to them, along with the feelings they once had for each other .
Reviewer: Gee Dixon
Elizabeth Goddard does it again!
This story kept me on the edge of my seat. It was a very moving story and hard to put down. When I got to the final 30 pages or so I did not move.
Rae was investigating her missing sister-in-law Zoey. She went to where Zoey was from and found out a lot of mysteries that Zoey never told her. She bumps into Liam and asks for his help. Rae and Liam have a strong connection and led them into a romantic relationship.
This book is a wonderful story. It leaves you in suspense with a wonderful ending.
I received this book Courtesy of Baker Publishing Group through Interviews and Reviews.
Reviewer: Marie Edwards
Thank you in advance to the publisher, Revell, and Elizabeth Goddard for sending me a complimentary review copy as part of her launch team. Interestingly I had also requested a copy through Interviews & Reviews. That extra book will be going to my mother for her birthday at the end of the month. She is in for a treat.
Elizabeth Goddard is certainly no newbie at this romantic suspense genre. She’s serious, intense, and doesn’t hold back on the action – at least in this thrilling, exciting, and engaging story. This is the first one I’ve read by her, and in anticipation of it – I got the two previous novels: “Never Let Go” and “Always Look Twice.” I haven’t had a chance to read them, so I can’t say how well connected the books are. But, I can say that Goddard isn’t going to remain a new-to-me author for long.
“Don’t Keep Silent” is the third and final installment of the Uncommon Justice series, which features brothers Austin, Heath, and Liam McKade.
Obviously, this is Liam’s story and can easily read as a standalone novel. However, I am sure once a reader sees the connection, they might go ahead and read them in order. As someone who LOVES Romantic-Suspense reads, I had to sign up for the tour. Not knowing if I was approved, I asked for a copy through Interviews & Reviews, and very glad I did!
The covers of the books in the series are similar. Only the font has different colors. The “women” featured are to correspond to the particular romantic interest/heroine in the story. Revell has a way of designing covers that immediately pop right out and, for me, grab my attention. I’ve rarely been disappointed with a Revell read.
This installment is told in the third person from Rae and Liam’s perspectives. And, Goddard doesn’t hold back – I already said that – but that is essential to remember!
Right off, this book starts in a shocking manner. Even the first chapter was thrilling. So much so, I could barely take notes. The action, the secrets – the vivid and descriptive writing really set this one off with a bang!
This is a definitely a pulse-pounding, rapid-pace, action-packed wild ride. That didn’t surprise me from the blurb. But, there were times I was absolutely SHOCKED! Just blown completely away!
It didn’t stop. IT-DOES-NOT-STOP.
Goddard’s writing style kept me interested, and the pace/action moving so rapidly I often had to stop to catch my breath. Some of the chapters were short, so obviously moving on with another one was easy to do. While head-spinning at times, it wasn’t that confusing. If there were plot holes, I wouldn’t have noticed them. I appreciate the smaller chapters as I can read through a book a lot faster. Then, there were times I just couldn’t put the book down.
There weren’t that many characters, so it wasn’t too hard to keep up with who was related to who. However, some of the supporting characters I had strong feelings about because of how they kept dropping off with regard to interaction.
Brad, Reggie, Sheriff Taggart, Ivan – even Zoey’s mom Samara wasn’t free from seeming like a suspect, especially when it came down to the mysterious book packages. I have to admit, I had NO idea what was going on until the last few chapters. Some of it I wouldn’t have guessed.
There was a lot of character development between Liam and Rae. They already had a past run-in when it came to a human trafficking case. And, that comes right back to this story. Again, as I have not read the other two books – I can’t say how well their plots play into this one or if those previous books set this one up. These books are DEFINITELY on the TBR list.
When Goddard isn’t keeping us wound up with action – we’ve got secrets flying around from all directions: Callie, Zoey’s little daughter, has one; the books and Samara; even Alan, Zoey’s husband seems like a good suspect; what about Zoey’s step-dad?? No one and nothing is off the table with this story. The way Goddard writes this – you begin to wonder if Callie’s past was tied into it, perhaps Alan’s past, is Zoey really even innocent? And that is just in that group.
The author also weaves in the pain and torture of a missing loved one – what the family is put through by investigators and the psychological trauma from the loss in their own homes. It’s made even worse when one of the family members has special needs such as Autism (Callie). So there is not just an entertainment element to this story, but a human element.
The connection between Rae/Liam was cemented from the beginning, even before the story. Watching them working together and, at times, him rescuing her was a beautiful relationship.
This story also had a few other journeys in it – Liam was trying to learn where he belonged and what he wanted to do.
Rae’s journey was in getting to the bottom of stories, particularly ones like human trafficking. Being the voice for the voiceless, speaking up, and the responsibility of “don’t keep silent” when you see/hear something wrong. She wanted to please her late father.
This is a worthy conclusion to what seems like a fascinating series.
This is a clean read distributed by Revell – no sex talk and no foul language. There are bible quotes, but the religious and faith themed tones are respectful. It is not integral to the scene or preachy in nature.
This book is written more for those who have read and enjoy Christian/faith themed Romantic Suspense books and fans of the author, especially those who’ve read the previous two books in the series. So, I would definitely recommend it to them.
Reviewer: Laura Thomas
Tenacious investigative reporter, Rae Burke, is desperate to discover the whereabouts of her missing sister-in-law. The investigation happens to lead her back into the life of Liam McKade. Not only is he a handsome former DEA agent, but they also have an emotionally and professionally complex past—that did not end well.
Suspenseful and smart, this story based in the snowy mountains of Wyoming follows a courageous couple risking their own lives to find the truth... and rekindling a relationship in the process.
This is the third book in the Uncommon Justice series but is perfectly fine to read as a stand-alone, and was provided courtesy of Revell Publishing through Interviews & Reviews.
Reviewer: Monica Huyser
Don't Keep Silent by Elizabeth Goddard is the third and final book in the Uncommon Justice series. I have read all three books in the series and truly enjoyed my time in Wyoming with the McKade brothers. This book was full of action and hooked me from the first page as the book begins with a woman stuck in the woods surrounded by snow and danger, wondering if she will escape.
Liam McKade and Rae Burke team up in Don't Keep Silent to find Rae's missing sister-in-law, Zoey. They worked together once before, but it didn't end well, and Liam was less than thrilled to be working with Rae again. Still, the two team up and work through the layers of both what happened in the past and the mystery they are currently trying to solve.
This book was a page-turner from the beginning. It is a solid clean suspense novel with readers working to solve the mystery and figure out how things will work with Rae and Liam. I liked both characters as they seemed fairly easy to relate to. There are also other relationships within the book that were interesting and thought-provoking in relation to the title.
I found the mystery to be interesting all the way through to the end. It was intriguing that Goddard used a fictitious book series as part of this plot--it is always fun to see books play a role within a book. There are some subtle spiritual messages within the book, but mostly it is a clean, suspenseful read. I also like the cover art. It seems to go well with the series--a beautiful woman solving a mystery on a snowy mountain. At the end of Don't Keep Silent, readers also get a teasing glimpse into her upcoming series, Rocky Mountain Courage.
I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group, Revell Division, through Interviews and Reviews. All opinions in this review are my own.
Reviewer: Lori Parrish
I so enjoyed this story!
I love how Elizabeth Goddard weaves mystery into her books to keep you on the edge of your seat. Her style of writing is fantastic, while at the same time, the characters seem realistic and believable. ( It's what I love about her books).
Lots of twists and turns throughout the book and some of these I didn't see coming! I love guessing at the whodunit scenarios.The supporting characters weren't well-liked, but that's to be expected. To me, it's what made the story so awesome!
I enjoyed Liam and Rae's story so much, and I was glad to see Austin and Heath back, too, if only for a short while. I really enjoyed the plot. It was interesting to see how the investigators go about their searches for missing people, although some of it did send some shivers down my back. That's my favorite part of the book - learning what they do and how they do it.
I've watched many shows like this, but I'd rather read about it. Indeed money is the root of all evil. Always has been, I think it's in how people use it.Liam and Rae certainly have a lot to overcome, but I was rooting for them throughout the story. I think that if things were meant to be God would certainly orchestrate it, wouldn't He? I like to think so.
I've really enjoyed this series, and I hope there's more to come. I hate saying goodbye for now. But, I will say this book is certainly worth the reread. I loved every minute of it, and it kept me from facing whatever is going on with me right now. I wish that I could give this book more than 5 stars because wow, it was amazing. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
My thanks to NetGalley and Revell Publishing for a wonderful story! I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Reviewer: Mindy Houng
"It was how he felt once, and he realized that he'd lost himself. Rae was helping him find himself again."
Elizabeth Goddard once again delivers an action-packed, intense romantic suspense with an intricate and well-crafted plot. The chase to find the villain is full of twists and turns and the sheer brilliance in the complexity of the plot can truly be appreciated only at the conclusion of the book. This is book 3 in Uncommon Justice series but can definitely be read as a stand-alone. If you enjoy romantic suspense, this book is a must-read for your summer reading list.
Liam, a former DEA agent, is still the fierce warrior who finds his purpose in protecting those in need, uncovering injustice, and bringing justice to the world. Rae, a former investigative reporter, is equally fierce in uncovering injustice and attempting to right the wrongs of the world by not staying silent. They have a tricky past which led to Liam resigning from the DEA and floating in a sea of uncertainty. Rae gets pulled into a secretive world of kidnappings and trafficking when she sets out to find out where her sister-in-law disappeared to. They're thrown into a rollercoaster ride of a lifetime when Rae's search brings her to Liam's hometown and they're almost immediately targeted by someone who is bent on scaring them from digging further. If you've followed the series, you'll be delighted to see Liam's brothers Austin and Heath with their happily-ever-afters in their cameo appearances.
I received a copy of the book from Revell/Baker Publishing Group and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
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