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"It's not every day you see your childhood friend and onetime crush on national news. Jackie Sellers just wishes it were under different circumstances. She can't believe that Ian Lockwood is wanted in connection with a terrorist plot, and she's determined to find him and help him clear his name. But she's not the only one looking. The FBI wants him captured. The bad guys want him dead. Ian just wants to stay alive long enough to save thousands of innocent lives"--Amazon.com.
The disregard for human life for some of the characters here is terrible, don’t sneeze at
Unfortunately, this story could be a non-fiction read, as there are terrorists infiltrating the world, and they look like everyone else and are not the ones you would suspect to bringing injustice into the world.
A read that you won’t be able to put down once you open the cover, it will put your heart in your throat, and at times you want that clock to move faster and at others to slow down. The characters are well developed here, and there are a lot of twists and turns and surprises. A really good and suspenseful read!
I received this book through the Revell Book Bloggers Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.
Jackie Sellers is an operative with Operation Refuge. After several years of trying to heal from personal trauma she is on the team protecting those who cannot do it themselves. When she sees her childhood best friend, Ian Lockwood, labeled as a terrorist, she knows she has to step in. Ian has overcome his childhood bullies but being set up as a terrorist and killer puts him on the run. Jackie and Ian lead the authorities and the bad guys on a cross country chase to discover the truth.
No Place to Hide is a combination of high-octane suspense and sweet romance. The plotting and the characters develop quickly. While I didn’t mind how quickly events unfolded, I would have preferred a little more background on the two major characters that would have helped explain their fears, strengths and weaknesses. The theme of trust is front and center. Faced with danger and betrayal, Ian and Jackie react differently — Ian has learned to always trust God no matter the circumstances, but Jackie fears more loss. I found their reactions to be natural and realistic.
No Place to Hide is the third book in Lynette Eason’s Hidden Identity series. Although characters from the series make appearances in the novel, this one can easily be read as a standalone. Perfect for inclusion in the beach or pool bag, No Place to Hide is a good bet for fans of romantic suspense.
(Thanks to Revell for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
The story starts off so quickly. It took me some time to catch up and figure out what was going on. Set mostly in South Carolina and New York, this book keeps you guessing and trying to figure out clues.
Jackie Sellers sees her childhood friend on television, wanted in connection with a terrorist plot. She is an operative with Operation Refuge. After several years of trying to heal from personal trauma Jackie is on the team protecting those who cannot do it themselves. Jackie decides to find Ian to learn why he’s wanted and to help him clear his name, but the FBI wants to find him too. Jackie soon finds herself wanted as Ian's accomplice. She and Ian must run to stay ahead of everyone else, to prove their innocence, and to stop the bad guys from carrying out their plans.
Jackie is mad at God throughout most of the novel because she feels God let her husband be killed. Some of the anger directed at God is really from her own feelings of guilt. Ian is a believer and gently tries to redirect her toward faith in God. The Christian witness in the novel is not pushy, but it is there and comes to the surface in the end. I recommend it to anyone interested in Christian Suspense.
A great big thank you to Revell for sending me a complimentary copy of No Place to Hide in exchange for this honest review.
Book Summary: In the latest novel in her Hidden Identity series, Lynette Eason throws listeners right into the action from the very beginning, propelling them along a dangerous road and asking the provocative question of how far we'd be willing to go if we were up
Review: This is one heart pounding book. From the start it has my head spinning and my heart pounding. Is it questionable to try to save and old friend from a treason charge. False charges or real is the question. Jackie was convinced Ian was innocent. Loved seeing how they were hounded and in the midst of all this they have no idea how they were being tracked. Some of the timing seemed off, but the tension and mystery was pulse pounding. Lynette Eason books have taught me to expect anything. I think this book is no exception. I was sitting at the edge of my seat to the end. I will admit that I have put the book down just to take a breath!
I would like to thank Net Galley and Revell for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
They work together to evade those who wand Ian dead for what he knows and trying to keep him free long enough to figure out what is really going on. I didn't see the ending coming and has to work hard to not turn ahead to find out how it would all come out.
I received this book free from the publisher to review.
No Place to Hide is the third book in Lynette Eason's Hidden Identity Series and works fine as a stand-alone novel. I have not read the previous two books, but did not feel that I was missing any pertinent information.
No Place to Hide met my expectations with a suspense-filled plot and a tad of romance. Jackie and Ian's relationship developed quite nicely, but the focus was more on what was happening and less on romantic moments or overtures. This is not necessarily a bad thing as perhaps too much romance would have slowed things down. The story kept me guessing about who was behind the smallpox release and I liked that the individual scenes seemed original. I haven't read a lot of suspense novels so I can't be completely sure of it's originality, but it wasn't overly predictable to me. I recommend No Place to Hide by Lynette Eason to fans of inspirational suspense novels.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Ron's group seems the only constant through the series. If Jackie was in one of the other books, she didn't make enough of an impression on me for me to remember her when she shows up here.
It's a bit alarming to see how easy it is to frame an innocent man (well, he did see something he wasn't supposed to see, but he definitely was innocent of what he was accused of in the media). I'm glad he had a friend who believed in his innocence and the wherewithal to help him.