Intensity. Skill. Tenacity. The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all.
Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan may be in South Carolina, but when a photo leads investigators in West Ireland to open a twenty-five-year-old cold case, her life is suddenly in danger. Haley knows how to take care of herself; after all, she's made a career out of taking care of others. But after an uncomfortably close call, Detective Steven Rothwell takes it upon himself to stay with her--and the young client she has taken under her wing. A protector at heart, he's not about to let Haley fight this battle alone.
In a sweeping plot that takes them into long-buried memories--and the depths of the heart--Haley and Steven will have to solve the mystery of Haley's past while dodging bullets, bombs, and bad guys who just won't quit. My thoughts: CHASING SECRETS is a book that once you pick it up and start reading you can't put it down. I was instantly transported to Ireland, and then to the United States- South Carolina, where the suspense rose. Haley--for some reason--has no memory of her past life. I don't know how. My son remembers stuff that happened when he was three, so I have no idea how her memory was wiped clean--because it seems that a five year old who witnessed the horror she did would remember. She rose against the odds. Despite the odds, she was able to complete her education while homeless, and became a successful adult with a thriving business. She was compassionate and concerned for so many and that made her endearing. Steven is battling demons because his brother was killed by a drunk driver almost twenty years ago and the man is up for parole. He's struggling to forgive his parents for not telling him, but even more so when he finds out his mom has been visiting the killer. He is amazed by Haley's ability to take the hard knocks life throws at her -- shot twice and still determined to protect a teen boy she feels is being abused -- and even though it becomes apparent someone is trying to kill her. Okay, I had absolutely no idea who-dun-it. I had my suspicions, but they didn't pan out, so I was left guessing. This was definitely a great book and I love the faith message Ms. Eason wove in. If you love romantic suspense, you have to read Ms. Eason's CHASING SECRETS. Even though it is third in the series, it easily stands alone. I was given a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own.