Saturday, March 22, 2014
THE UNRELENTING TIDE by Lynnette Bonner
Devynne Lang was a former Hollywood star who, after being stalked and changing her identity, found refuge on the San Juan Islands. When her husband, Kent, (a policeman) is shot, she vows to keep her daughter safe and pretty much leads a secluded life; keeping folks at a distance. Then strange things begin to happen that lead her to believe her stalker has found her. What should she do? She feels like she put her husband at risk and she doesn't want to do that to Carcen. Should she tell him? Carcen Lang is the sheriff and he would do anything to protect his beautiful sister-in-law and her daughter. When he finds out she's in danger he promises to stick close and find out who's responsible. As buried feelings begin to rise between Carcen and Devynne so does the danger. Will they figure out who the stalker is before it's too late?
Wow! This was an excellent romantic suspense. The story keeps you totally engaged from beginning to end. The author does a great job of skillfully weaving together all the things I really like in a story; mystery, suspense, romance and splashes of humor. Not to mention several hold-your-breath moments. The characters were all very well drawn and fully fleshed out. I loved the tentative relationship between Devynne and Carcen and Devynne's little girl was delightful. But what I thoroughly appreciated was how the author masterfully kept you from knowing, without a doubt, who the stalker was. I thought I had it figured out a couple times but then evidence would point to someone else. The spiritual thread running through the story was naturally part of the characters lives and realistic. The author used John 15:12-13 "This is my command: Love one another the way I have loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends." I think that verse fit the story very well. I listened to the Audible version of this story and Johanna Parker did a fantastic job of narrating. She really brought the story to life and made it an awesome listening experience. If you're busy and on the go (or even if you're not) I totally recommend the Audible version of The Unrelenting Tide. Get it, grab your ear-buds and see if you know who the stalker is.
*The Audible version of this book was compliments of the author in exchange for an honest review*
Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 6 hours and 14 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Publisher: Lynnette Bonner
Audible.com Release Date: January 2, 2014
For more information on this book or other books by Lynnette Bonner, I encourage you to visit her website http://www.lynnettebonner.com/