(Pacific Coast Justice)
August 2012/400 pages/$12.99
After solving the mayor's murder and exposing corruption among the top brass in Las Playas, Carly Edwards is happy to be back on patrol with her partner, Joe, putting bad guys behind bars. For once, everything in life seems to be going right.
But then everything starts going wrong. Slow to recover from an injury, her ex-husband, Nick, begins pulling away just as they were starting to get close again. Meanwhile, when Joe's wife lands in the hospital with a mysterious illness, their baby is kidnapped. As Carly chases down every lead in a desperate search to find the baby, her newfound faith is pushed to its limits.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Accused is the first book in the Pacific Coast Justice series, featuring Carly Edwards.
Visit Janice's website at www.janicecantore.com and connect with her on Facebook.
After reading Janice Cantore's debut novel, Accused (reviewed here), I added this new author to my list of ones to watch and eagerly delved into this second novel. Cantore's experience as a police officer provides authenticity to her stories, and Abducted is packed with adrenaline and suspense. Well-rounded characters who grapple with faith and relationships in their private as well as their professional lives add depth to this story. My one frustration with this book is the excessive backstory which interrupted the action at several points; the attempts to refresh or inform the reader of connections to incidents or characters from the first novel were a bit drawn out. Beyond that, Abducted is a solid offering, and I eagerly anticipate the release of book three, Avenged in April!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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