Tuesday, October 25, 2022

EXPLOSIVE CHRISTMAS SHOWDOWN by Darlene L. Turner, Reviewed by Kim #ReleaseDay

Explosive Christmas Showdown
by Darlene L. Turner started with a bang - literally! - and didn’t let up until the final page was turned. This story kept me on my toes the entire time I was reading it! I could not figure out who the bomber was or why he was killing what seemed like such random people.

Of course, as I usually do, I thought everyone was guilty at one point or another as I was reading, but I was totally surprised at how things turned out in the end.

I really liked Zac and Olly as a couple and I hated the secrets they had kept from each other, one that actually caused their earlier breakup. I did like that Zac’s secret, his reason for breaking up with Olly, was actually legitimate. Many times when this trope is used the reason for the break up is not really legitimate. In this case I could understand his thinking.

The action in this story is basically nonstop, yet believable. I love how Ms. Turner is able to write so much action without making the detectives look inept, which is a pet peeve of mine. She also doesn’t mind taking out a person or two, which always surprises me. There was one time in the story my jaw literally dropped.

If you like you romantic suspense with nonstop action and likable characters, this story will be right up your alley! In fact, any of Darlene Turner’s stories will be!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. The faith thread is light. 4.5 stars. 

BackCover Blurb:

A bomber brings terror to Christmas

as the presents go tick…tick…boom.

With criminal investigative analyst Olive Wells at the center of a bomber’s dangerous game, she’ll do anything to catch the culprit—even work with her ex-fiancé and his K-9 detector dog. But with the Christmas rampage drawing ever closer, Zac Turner’s convinced the attacks are personal. Can they piece together their ties to the bomber…before another gift explodes?

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Crisis Rescue Team

Love Inspired, October 25,2022
Available in digital ebook and paperback at Amazon, or Christianbook .com

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