Wednesday, November 2, 2022

CROSS THE LINE by C. C. Warrens, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise

This book was so good, I read it a second time!

Holly has to be one of my favorite heroines and Ms Warren one of my favorite authors. She writes Holly with such authenticity.

Holly is a hurting soul who has gone through so much. She has her staunch team of mentor/friends behind her, but she just cannot seem to stay away from danger. A request for help finding Cami, a teen prostitute, brings Holly to the seedier side of life. Her compassion for the underdog means she will not turn away. “I have the same drive to protect people as the rest of you, and that is not gonna change because God made me sample sized.”

Ms Warren does a superb job of tackling gritty situations while putting humor, faith and caring people into her stories. I am in awe of the descriptions and the scenes. They flow effortlessly. Nothing seems forced or gratuitous. Everything has a purpose and is effective in teaching lessons. She captures the right balance of suspense and humor along with compassion and caring friendships. I loved the cameo that included her wheelchair bound husband in a scene with Jace, Holly’s best friend. I am so glad another Holly novel is in the works. I cannot wait for Jordan to get past Holly’s defenses.

Holly and crew just grab me and will not let go!
* I received a complimentary ecopy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*Beyond 5 stars and a solid faith thread. 

BackCover Blurb:
An unexpected, late-night visitor.
And a missing teenage girl.

Holly’s quiet evening at the investigative agency takes a curious turn when a frantic woman shows up on the doorstep after closing with a tale about a missing prostitute.

With JGH Investigations in financial distress, and a client who can’t afford their services, Holly decides to tackle this investigation on her own time. She soon learns, however, that this missing girl isn’t just missing—she’s been taken. Holly’s questions dredge up more danger than answers, and if she’s not careful, she might disappear just like the girl she’s trying to find, the girl some people believe is already dead.

Determined to keep Holly safe, Jordan joins the investigation, and together, they wade through a world of prostitution, wealth, and lies in search of the truth. But the truth is hard to find, when even the witnesses have secrets. 

October, 2022. Buy CROSS THE LINE at Amazon in paperback or digital ebook.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this series and I loved this one too!!! Great review, Paula!


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