Thursday, December 26, 2013

Nowhere to Run

Author: Amy Wallace
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
October 2012
ISBN: 978-0736947336
Genre: Mennonite / Romantic suspense

What happens when the promise to protect and serve forces a police officer to do the unthinkable...?

Police Officer Ashley Walters is being stalked. Her wedding plans are interrupted by an attack on her fiancé, and a detective is shot protecting her. Ashley is forced to flee for her own safety and the lives of those she loves.

Ashley finds refuge in a Mennonite community in Shipshewana, Indiana. But even in a peaceful town among gentle people she cherishes, danger stalks. All she has left is faith. But when faith fails, what survives?

NOWHERE TO RUN is the second book in the Place of Refuge series. I strongly recommend reading the first book in the series, Hiding in Plain Sight, first as the story doesn’t really stand alone. I would also recommend reading it soon before picking up this book so you remember what happens. I read the first book quite some time before and as a result, I was a bit lost.

Ashley is a police officer, but when she learns she’s being stalked she gets paranoid and forgets all her training. She is trying to remain calm, but she isn’t turning to God, she’s turning to self until everything else fails. Her friends did point her to God, but it’s like her faith was nonexistent.

The romance is settled in this book as Ashley and Patrick are planning their wedding, so it is not a boy meets girls suspense, but instead one with an unmarried couple, in Mennonite country. It isn’t edge-of-the-seat suspense (good, because I scare easily), and I didn’t have any idea who stalked Ashley or how they’d catch him until the end.

Readers who love suspense coupled with the simplicity of the Mennonite life will eagerly devour book two in the dramatic Place of Refuge series. $13.99. 352 pages.

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