Wednesday, December 15, 2010

No Safe Haven

Authors: Kimberly Woodhouse and Kayla R. Woodhouse
Publisher: Broadman & Holman
March 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4336-7116-6
Genre: Inspirational / suspense

Jenna and Andi Tikaani-Gray are trying to survive after the untimely death of Jenna’s husband, Marc. Twelve-year-old Andi had just had another brain surgery and now they were flying home to Alaska. There was an extra passenger on their flight, but suddenly things went weird. Jenna’s long time pilot and the passenger started fighting then the pilot shot the controls.

When both men end up unconscious, Jenna is forced to take over the controls, but she doesn’t know how to fly. She managed to make a controlled crash, and everyone survives—barely. But now they have to survive. Cole Maddox (their extra passenger) insists they go up the mountain, saying that someone wants Andi and Jenna dead and they would look below the crash site, not above.

So now, a winter storm is headed their way, and only one person is looking for them—and he wants them dead. Only one man might be able to keep them alive—Cole—and neither Jenna nor Andi trust him.

NO SAFE HAVEN is the first fiction book by this dynamic mother-daughter writing team, but it won’t be the last. I enjoyed the suspense in this story, the knowledge that went behind the setting, the lifestyle, and survival, and the romance.

My only complaint is that the point of view jumped so much in the story it was rather jarring. It was in multi-characters’ points of view and it seemed to change quickly, drawing me completely out of the story. Sometimes I couldn’t even get back into it before it changed again. This made it very easy to put the book down.

That said, the story is good. The characters well-developed. The Alaskan setting very well described. If you are looking for a good suspense with a lot of military technology then NO SAFE HAVEN is a book you’ll want to read. Coming March 2011. $14.99. 352 pages.

Who the Woodhouse's are: Their 12 year old daughter Kayla has a rare nerve disorder, and they've appeared on - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Montel, Discovery's Mystery ER

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Kayla is the "youngest published full-length novelist from a royalty paying publisher" and wrote this book with Kim when she was 12. Of note: Kayla wrote all her scenes by herself.

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