Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Annie Delacorte's husband was killed and the people responsible now want to keep Annie from testifying against them. Annie and her child go into the witness protection program to keep them safe until the trial. U.S. marshal Hunter Davis is assigned to protect Annie while in the program. He's a pretty straight-forward, by-the-book kinda guy, who never becomes emotionally involved with a case. Annie is different though. No matter how he hard he tries to remain aloof he's drawn to her and her daughter. Annie feels drawn to Hunter as well but knows to him, she's just a job. After the trial, will they go there separate ways or will she remain Safe by the Marshal's Side?

I always enjoy Shirlee McCoy's books and this is no exception. Learning what it would be like to be in the witness protection program was interesting. I'm sure it would be extremely difficult and I think the author did a good job of showing those emotions. Annie was a strong woman for all that happened to her. Her daughter, Sophia, was really cute. Hunter was a great guy who had a tender heart. He was also good at his job. Though this was not an edge of your seat type story, there was some suspense and a mystery that remains open ended, leaving room for the other books in the Witness Protection series. There was some romance but I would say it's on the light side. One thing I really appreciated about Annie was the realization that though she was alone (because of being in the Witness Protection Program) she really wasn't because the Lord had never left her. He was watching over her and her daughter. Overall Safe by the Marshal's Side is a good start to the Witness Protection series.

*This complimentary copy was provided by Harlequin through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Series: Love Inspired SuspenseWitness Protectio
Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired (January 7, 2014)
ISBN-10: 0373445784
ISBN-13: 978-0373445783

For more information about this book or Shirlee McCoy's other books, I encourage you to visit her website at http://www.shirleemccoy.com/


Dora Hiers said...

This book has been on my radar, but for some reason I haven't scooped it up yet. It's a continuity, right? If so, that explains the "open ended" feeling. I'm not a fan of LI/LIS's continuities, but, like you, I am a fan of Shirlee McCoy. :) Great review, Sherry. You helped me make up my mind.

Sherry Kuhn said...

Thank you, Dora and yes, this is the first in a continuity series. Appreciate you stopping by. ;)

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