Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Witness on the Run~A Fast-paced Thriller

Hope White's romantic suspense, Witness on the Run, was a fun, fast-paced, easy read.  Robin Strand witnesses a murder, then suffers from amnesia after an accident.  She holds tightly to hope in P.I. Jake Walters, who is involved not only in the investigation leading up to the murder, but also in her accident.  By sticking together they hope to regain her memory and keep her safe before the killer finds her.

I enjoyed reading this book.  The characters were believable and likable.  Though the story-line was somewhat predictable, I didn't mind because this was a "for fun" read.  My main critique would be the immediate strong attachment the characters felt towards each other.  While the author tried to explain the initial attraction as transference on Robin's part and a sense of responsibility on Jake's, it seemed a little unlikely to me.  However, that being said, I would still recommend this book to those who enjoy romantic suspense.  It would be a great summer-at-the-beach novel!

This book is a Love Inspired Suspense Harlequin novel and was provided by the author for my honest review.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Indelible~an Eerie Delight

Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann is another amazing read by this author.  Natalie Reeve's nephew is rescued from a mountain lion attack by ex-Olympic skier turned search and rescuer, Trevor McDaniel.  The chance encounter connects them in more ways than one.  As in many of Heitzmann's novels, both characters have weaknesses and fears that seemed destined to be healed only by each other.  Trevor's demons are not only emotional, however.  Someone else noticed the amazing rescue and has decided Trevor may be the opposing light to his darkness. 

Heitzmann does a masterful job of putting the reader into the minds of her characters.  Thankfully we only receive brief glimpses into the troubled thoughts of our mysterious antagonist.  This story unfolds with a balance of action, psychological mystery, budding romance, and even humor that keeps the pages turning until the end.

This story takes place after her novel, Indivisible, and is set in the same town, with some of the same characters from that story taking a minor role in this one.  I would definitely recommend reading Indivisible first, even though the major plots are not connected.  My only criticism would be that I felt this story ended a little too abruptly...some questions still unanswered...which leaves me wondering if we might have a third novel in the works?  I certainly wouldn't mind!

Thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah for providing this novel for my unbiased review.  Indelible is available where books are sold.  Check it out for yourself at