10/11/18

A Secret To Die For - Book Review

Psychologist Grace Callahan has no idea that she has a secret-
one worth killing for. 
But when she finds out one of her clients has been murdered, 
she quickly realizes that the computer security specialist 
wasn't simply suffering from paranoia.

Detective Nate Quinn has just been cleared for active duty 
after a bombing killed eighteen people, including his partner, 
and left him dealing with PTSD. 
His first case back on the job involves the murder of Stephen Shaw, 
and his only lead turns out to be an old friend, Grace Callahan-
and her life is in grave danger. 
Someone believes Shaw gave his psychologist information before he died. 
Information they are willing to kill for.

With her signature pulse-pounding suspense, 
Lisa Harris takes readers deep into the heart of fear 
in this race against the clock.


My Thoughts
I must confess that I have mixed feelings about
A Secret To Die For.
First of all, I enjoy Lisa Harris
and I have read many of her novels.
Her writing is very good 
and the books I have read by her 
have always kept me intrigued and on the edge of my seat.
Unfortunately, that didn't happen with 
A Secret To Die For.

I enjoyed Grace's character
and appreciated her strong spirit and tenacity.
She was thrown a lot of curve balls
both in the past and the present,
and she used those experiences and heartaches
to grow in her faith.
She overcame a lot through the healing
of love and forgiveness found in the Lord.

As for Nate, 
I just didn't "connect" with him.
Honestly, I'm not sure why
though I suppose it could be because
his character seemed to swing back and forth.
One minute he is a competent cop
and the next minute I am wondering 
how he ever became a police officer.
His character seemed flawed
in the sense that there were too many little things
that took away from his true personality.
Nate felt incomplete,
if that makes sense.

The suspense was so-so for me.
I don't know, my friends. . .
the story was just lacking.
There were moments that seemed far too unrealistic
and not fully thought out.
Finally, the romance happened much too quick.
I understand that Grace and Nate knew each other from college,
but I just didn't "feel" the love that grew between them
throughout the pages.

Like I said,
I love Lisa Harris as a writer
and I will continue to support her,
but A Secret To Die For
was not my cup of tea.
That isn't to say you will not enjoy it.
We all have different tastes
when it comes to books.

** I was given a free copy of this book from Revell Publishers for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received. 
Thank you Revell! **

About the Author
Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, 
a Christy Award winner, 
and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel 
from Romantic Times for her novels Blood Covenant and Vendetta. 
The author of more than thirty books, 
including Vendetta, Missing, Pursued, Vanishing Point, 
and the Southern Crimes series, 
Harris and her family have spent almost fifteen years 
living as missionaries in southern Africa. 
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7 comments

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

It is always wonderful to read an honest review Stephanie! Am thankful that I can truly trust a book review from you, one that blesses and encourages you, will no doubt do the same for me :) Blessings and hugs!

Chris Lally said...

Your honest reviews are most welcome, Stephanie. Thank you!

Vee said...

Oh. Well then. I would read this from the library just to see if I agreed with your assessment. I'm pretty sure that I would. ☺

Kerin said...

Well, that's too bad that one of your favourite book authors was such a disappointment.
Thanks for the frank review.
Hopefully, it was a one-time thing for that authoress, and you will continue to enjoy her books in the future :)

~K.

Anne Payne said...

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the book, Stephanie. I haven't read any Lisa Harris books but my TBR is kinda overflowing right now.

Um. Snow. No, thank you. We are just now able to turn off the AC! I want to enjoy some fresh air before I start to freeze. Haha!!!

I bought a couple of wonderfully comfy sweaters last year. They're not long like yours but at least hip length. I love them! They definitely feel like a warm blanket. 😁

Have a good weekend. XOXO

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love reading an honest review so thank you for that. I'll be giving this one a pass, simply because life's too short to read not-so-good books!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for an honest review :)

All the best Jan

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