Saturday, April 22, 2017

Pursued by Lisa Harris

Nikki Boyd's Flight Into Nashville Tennessee Was Routine, Until The Crash Landing At The Airport...

Hey Readers,
I have another fantastic book for you to check out,

My latest "Must Read" is the third book in The Nikki Boyd Files by Lisa Harris.
I recommend reading Pursued by Lisa Harris if :

  • You have read the previous two books and would like to see if Nikki ever finds her sister's abductor.
  • You like Criminal/FBI Suspense Fiction. 
  • You like watching Police/Cop shows on TV.
  • You want a great book with LOTS of twists and turns.
So here is the synopsis of the story: 
Pursued by Lisa Harris is the continuing story of Special Agent Nikki Boyd whose sister was abducted about 10 years before. The book starts as Nikki is on a flight home excited to see her best friend ( and almost boyfriend) Tyler who has been away for months.  She imagines how amazing the reunion is going to be and can barely sit still. The lady in the seat beside Nikki saw the picture of Tyler that she was holding and asks about it. Nikki thought that the lady seemed a bit anxious and could tell that she did not like to fly, So Nikki decided to have a small conversation with her to try and distract her from the flight but as they are talking they hear a huge explosion and Nikki discovers the plane is free-falling to the ground. She hears the Pilot say that they will have to make an emergency landing at the airport and as Nikki looks out the window, she notices that the ground is getting closer at an alarming rate. Within seconds the plane crashes and thankfully not many people are fatally hurt. Nikki finds out that the lady's name is Erika and Erika was freaking out because the man next to her died. Erika panics and rushes off the plane and Nikki notices that Erika forgot her watch (which was a family heirloom) so she tries to find Erika among the passengers from the plane but cannot find her anywhere. Nikki asks one of the Airline employees if Erika was reported as seriously hurt and was informed that there was no one on board the plane named Erika and that the seat next to Nikki was empty.  Nikki is sure that Erika was real but everyone she asks seems to think Nikki has a concussion and imagined Erika. As Nikki is continuing to search for Erika she finds Tyler waiting for her. As Tyler and Nikki are leaving, Nikki is approached by two FBI agents who inform her that Erika Hamilton was the key witness in an upcoming trial and she was being protected by a US Marshall on the plane. Nikki tells them that the US Marshall is dead and that Erika is missing, so they assign Nikki and her team the task of finding Erika before her ex-boyfriend does because if he found out that she was testifying against him, he would have her killed. The team is racing against the clock because they only have 48 hours to find her. As they follow her trail they discover that anyone she runs into is killed, Is Erika still alive? Then they discover a huge twist that the FBI conveniently forgot to mention... Erika has a daughter and her Ex-boyfriend wants the little girl and is not afraid to kill anyone to get her. 
Will the team be able to find Erika and her daughter in time?
After all, The first 48 hours are the most critical...

What did I think?
So I have had the pleasure of reading the first two books of the Nikki Boyd files and this book did not disappoint me at all. The story picked up right where the second book left off and the plot is so good that you do not want to put the book down until the very last page.  Though this book is part of a series, It could also be read as a standalone. I loved that even though Sarah's ( Nikki's sister) abduction is always on her mind, it was not the most prominent part of the story. Oh, do not get me wrong, I want to find out what happened to Sarah but with Erika's plight it would have been hard to follow both story lines. I thought that it was interesting that Nikki also has to deal with something in her personal life while on this case, showing us readers that even though someone is in Law Enforcement and they are working to protect us, their lives still go on. They do not get to "pause" it so that they can help us. 
The one thing that I did not like was that the body count seemed a bit high but I guess that is something that is a part of any "Criminal/FBI Fiction" plot ( it is technically called Suspense). Though there was a lot of action in the story, it was not gruesome or overly descriptive. Overall, I loved the book and I rate it 5 out of 5 stars! *****

One cool tidbit that you may not have known is that the author of this book is a missionary in Africa! You can check out her story and her amazing books by clicking on the link below! 

Happy Reading :) 

I would like to thank Revell , A division of Baker Publishing Group for allowing me to review this book in exchange for a free copy, I was not required to write a favorable review, just an honest one.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Deep Extraction by DiAnn Mills

What happens when every lead seems to be a dead end, every possibility is explored but not plausible. Will they be able to find the evidence to clear their friend?

Hey Readers,
I just finished another "Must read" that you have to check out.
It's the newest book by DiAnn Mills called Deep Extraction.

I recommend this book if: 

  • You like FBI, Law Enforcement or what I call "criminal fiction". 
  • If you like Law Enforcement TV shows like Blue Bloods or CSI.
  • If you have read any of DiAnn Mills books ( because this one is just as good) 
  • Like a good suspense novel with LOTS of twists and turns. 
  • A suspense novel with a slight bit of romance.
Anyway, here is my review :) 

Deep Extraction by DiAnn Mills is the story of Special Agent Tori Templeton who has been given what seems like an impossible task. Her best friend Sally Moore's husband has been murdered and Sally is the FBI's number one suspect. Tori is tasked with uncovering the truth no matter what her personal feelings are or the consequences it could have on her friendship. In hopes of solving the case, she is paired with her partner Max and Deputy US Marshall Cole Jeffers who is also a friend of the Moore family.  The three of them must investigate if the previous bombing of one of Nathan Moore"s ( Sally's husband) oil rigs were connected to his murder and who murdered him. The only problem is that the more they dig into Nathan's past, the more secrets they uncover.  Personal secrets that could prove that Sally had motive to kill her husband or to have him killed. Tori believes that her Best Friend is innocent but the deeper she gets into Nathans personal life, The more strain it puts on her friendship. Is Sally really innocent or is Tori's judgement being colored by her friendship. As more secrets comes to light, It appears that no one really knew the real Nathan Moore, Was he a loving and devoted husband, Hard working but compassionate boss, man with a secret life or all three?
Then as Tori and Cole were conducting part of the investigation, They are attacked by a gang. Tori is hurt but not as bad as Cole whose injuries are potentially fatal. As the world seems to spin out of control and this case seems hopeless,  Will Tori be able find peace in the God that her brother knew and loved so much?  
As the clues become fewer and the leads nowhere to be found, Will they allow the case to become cold, or will they be able to discover the truth about what happened to their friend ?

What did I think?
So Deep Extraction is the second book in the FBI Task Force Series but they are all (so far) stand alone books.  The plot was so full of twists and turns that every time you thought that you figured out who murdered Mr. Moore, you find out that you were wrong. The plot grabs you from page one and does not let go until the very last page, ( and I mean the very LAST page. I thought that the case was solved, the book was over but then there was ANOTHER twist) I liked that the Author included Tori's struggle with her relationship with God. It demonstrated how even in the midst of complete chaos, God is still able to reach his children and remind them of how much he loves them. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would give it 5 out of 5 stars *****

So don't forget to check out her other books, or the first book in the FBI Task Force Series, Deadly Encounter by clicking on the link below:

Happy Reading :)

I would like to thank Tyndale House Publishers for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was not asked to write a favorable review, Just a honest one. 


Also, Don't forget to check out the book trailer...