While reporting on a fire, Montana TV journalist Elizabeth Kramer is abducted—and saved only by the heroics of rival reporter Zachery Beck. But her kidnapper returns, taunting her, luring her to danger and making her relive a past she never put to rest.
Elizabeth doesn't like asking for help, but this time she can't stay alone and stay alive.
And Zach knows how to evade danger. When tragedy thrust him into the public eye, he changed his identity to remain hidden.
Protecting Elizabeth means stepping out of the shadows…but as her stalker closes in for a deadly showdown, it's a risk Zach has to take.
Breathtaking, non-stop, close combat action, that seems like a nightmare you can't wake from, the attacks just keep coming, the threat is not ceasing, there's no help, no escape, and the madness just goes on and on, until you have held your breath for fear for so long you feel like your lungs are busting. Seriously intense, toe-curling, violent and savage action and suspense. I felt like I had ridden a roll-a-coaster after I finish the story, and needed a moment to collect my breath.
The action is not the only case for the intensity of the tale. Both Elizabeth and Zachery has a past, that they are still working on overcoming. Tragic, violent events in their past have molded them as persons and changed their futures paths. Zachery learned to trust and lean on God and His guidance while he was held captive and encourages Elizabeth to trust in the Lord if she can't trust him as a man.
Confiding in the Lord, to guide them from the evil attacks, and to keep them alive, they embark to escape the insanity of the attacks, running and crawling for their lives.
The escape is one the most intense, vivid, and fierce action scenes I have read for awhile. The images the author draws into the mind of the reader are so clear, so animated, the terror of the characters crawls under your skin. As a suspense lover, I was amazed.
With all the action happening, I understand there wasn't much time to develop a deeper relationship between Elizabeth and Zachery. They did get to know each other well under the siege, and while working side by side, but to come from where Elizabeth was at the beginning, to being able to be in a relationship, I wished for just a little more assurance they had a fighting chance. Maybe an epilogue would have been ideal from the relationship point of view. But the suspense and action clearly were a winner and gave a thrilling, hair-raising story that I truly enjoyed
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me