Saturday, January 13, 2018

Moving Target

Elite Guardians #3

 Paperback, ebook, hardcover, audio, and audio cd

January 31, 2017

by Lynette Eason 

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Revell
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800723248

Intensity. Skill. Tenacity.
The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all.

When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don't show up for Quinn's surprise birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond evidence that Quinn and Maddy just decided to take off for a long overdue vacation. But it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord.

Maddy awakens in a cement room with no idea where she is. But it's not long before she realizes she's in the clutches of a madman exacting revenge by hunting. His prey of choice? Humans. Now Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives, hoping to find their killer before the next game begins. Because if they don't win this game, they die.

Fast, furious, and flirty, Lynette Eason's relentless suspense barely gives her readers time to catch their breath in this third thrilling installment of the Elite Guardians series

My thoughts: MOVING TARGET is a  page-turning suspense that will keep you glued to the pages while the hero and heroine run for their lives.  I told my fifteen year old daughter that I realize we live in a fallen world and "there is nothing new  under the sun" but it absolutely terrifies me that something such as written about in this book could actually happen -- and did happen in the author's mind as she wrote the story.  My daughter responded with "I think all suspense authors are scary."  Hmm. Maybe. Maybe not.  I don't know any in real life.  

Whether Ms. Eason is scary or not isn't what is in question though. It's this story. And for the screamish, it'd probably be best to throw the book down and run screaming in the opposite direction. There are dead bodies everywhere. And more terror than you can imagine. For the not screamish, prepare to get no sleep until you finish this book because you just can't put it down. 

The faith message is very solidly worked through the entire book, in both the characters' private lives and in the suspense.  I felt sorry for Quinn but I didn't actually like him and he and Maddy argue almost constantly so I'm kind of wondering how well a relationship between them will work out.  

The suspense itself keeps you guessing pretty much. I did sort of figure it out when something was mentioned early on in the book, but I didn't completely figure it out. Then the whole thing seemed to end too soon, and the characters are like "we're safe" and I'm like no you aren't, there's too many pages left...  and then unbelievably the heroine does something totally INSANE and that of course is the real black moment when all will be revealed. 

Not my favorite Lynette Eason book but a still a page-turner. 

This is book three in the series, but it stands alone. Still, fans will want to read Always Watching,  Chasing Secrets, and Without Warning 

I got a copy off Netgalley. All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Whoa! Elite Guardians will need to be read during day time not night time from your review with the intense drama.