Thursday, February 17, 2022

Review: Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard

Series: Uncommon Justice # 1
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Released: Feb. 5, 2019
365 pages
About the Book:

As a forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather's footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from the hospital more than twenty years ago. The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up when someone makes an attempt on her life to keep her from discovering the truth.

Ex-FBI agent--and Willow's ex-flame--Austin McKade readily offers his help to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they'll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he's spent much of his life trying to forget. And even if it puts Willow's tender heart at risk.

In this fast-paced and emotional page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps the stakes high, the romantic tension sparking, and the outcome uncertain until the very end.


My Rating & Thoughts:    

The story started off strong with a prologue that drew me right in with the kidnapping of the newborn. I was curious to see where this story would go. 21 years later Willow’s grandfather is hired to reopen the cold case and find the child, but then he is killed and Willow’s life is threatened. Willow is determined to solve the case and Austin comes along to assist and protect her. Can Austin and Willow work through their past issues and solve this case?

We quickly learn that the kidnapper is not the one behind the events that are happening now. There was quite a bit of action at the beginning and second half of the story, but the middle felt like it dragged a bit. Once the true villain was revealed and their motive explained I felt like it didn’t really make sense for everything that happened.

It felt unrealistic that Austin and Willow follow an old clue to Wyoming and pretty quickly are able to determine who the kidnapper was, but the FBI couldn’t do this years ago? And then Austin’s brother just happens to know the person they are searching for and where they are. While I did enjoy the second-chance romance and the suspense kept me guessing, the ending to the mystery disappointed me.

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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