Saturday, December 06, 2008


Book Review



Line: Love Inspired Suspense

Release month North America: December

The S-Factor: Scary but Sweet


“I didn’t kill those men!”

According to the police, Megan McClain had the motive, means and opportunity to commit a double murder. Unless she can prove her innocence, she’ll spend Christmas in jail. Is someone trying to frame her? Who?

She starts nosing around – and uncovers not one, but two unlikely suspects. The detective working the case doesn’t appreciate Megan doing his job for him. And the more Paul Wallace investigates, the guiltier Megan looks. That’s because she is hiding something. Something that scares her even more than her feelings for the handsome cop.

The McClains: Bound by faith, honor and love

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

How do you think you’d feel if first you came across not one but two dead bodies, and then the police decided you had killed them both? That is the situation Megan found herself in. Nonetheless, she could not stop herself from being drawn to the investigator, Paul. Did he really think she was guilty? What was she hiding from him?

Paul watches Megan closely. He’s never met a murderer yet who didn’t proclaim his innocence. But she seems so truthful. So what is she hiding?

Megan works in an art gallery, she is organized, tidy, a hard worker, and loyal to a fault. She also has a problem she doesn’t want anyone to know about – or at least as few people as possible, and this list definitely does not include detective Paul Wallace.

The more time Paul spends with Megan, the more he comes to believe someone is trying to frame her for murder. But who? He keeps telling himself that he needs to stay close to her in order to keep her safe.

This is book number four in the McClains series by Terri Reed, and it’s every bit as good as the first three. In this story, the heroine was believed guilty by the police of something she had not done. To me, that is the ultimate in fear, second only to someone trying to kill you. I was terrified right along with Megan when both these fears came into her life. Yet I was so involved in the story that I couldn’t put the book down until I finished it. I loved the ending, how Paul finally realized that God had brought them together to compliment each other.

Love Inspired Suspense books have no sex in them, they do have reference to belief in God, and I find them a refreshing change from the books where the hero and heroine regularly fall into bed together throughout the stories. Terri Reed is a master when it comes to putting suspense and mystery into a wonderful love story.

Hero Hotness Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Awww Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Humor Factor: ♥♥
Weepy Factor: ♥♥♥
Scare Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥

Reviewed by: Donna B

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