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Monday, September 16, 2013

Dangerous Passage Review!!!

Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris

Book Description:
When two Jane Does are killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, detective and behavioral specialist Avery North discovers they share something in common--a tattoo of a magnolia on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. But it doesn't take long for them to realize that there is much more to the case than meets the eye. As they venture deep into a sinister world of human trafficking, Avery and Jackson are taken to the very edge of their abilities--and their hearts.

Dangerous Passage exposes a fully-realized and frightening world where every layer peeled back reveals more challenges ahead. Romantic suspense fans will be hooked from the start by Lisa Harris's first installment of the new Southern Crimes series.

My Opinion:
It may have potential.  When I was invited to review Dangerous Passage I thought I'd give it a shot because it's the first in a new series.  And it may have potential, but for me it falls a little flat.  I absolutely LOVE the way Lisa entwines Christian faith and prayer throughout, but sometimes the personal life scenes lulled and the mystery/investigation dragged I felt.  I love the fact that this is set in the deep south, and I enjoy the characters overall.  So while I think this series can get much better as it goes on Dangerous Passage leaves me conflicted.  There are things I loved and really enjoyed, but there where things that seemed a little slow and made the pace of the story drag.  I sound like a broken record here.  But that's how Dangerous Passage left me, "Oh I loved that part...oh but that one was just okay.".  The overall mystery was interesting and I loved the fact that there is one small detail that if missed the whole thing would have gone unsolved.  Really I think my favorite parts are the Faith and prayer scenes and the personal mystery woven in that Avery investigates on her own time.  I love the length of the chapters and the quirkiness of some of the characters.  The way it ended I must see where it goes next, but I hope the next mystery picks up a little with the intrigue and pace.  There's also something I felt was lacking in the relationship department also.  I'm not sure if it was too comfortable or if I just wanted a little more from it.  I kinda felt like I walked into it in the middle and they where already in love, but I missed all the good stuff.  Sadly I was hoping throughout the whole thing that someone else would spark her interest and then there would be the conflict of a "which one do I choose" kinda thing.  I don't really know how I feel after finishing.  I am VERY conflicted.  I will recommend this book for the Faith scenes and personal mystery alone.  Maybe you will get a different feel for it than I did.  I'm wondering if I just WANTED to like too much...

Songs for Dangerous Passage: "Theme From Columbo" from TV Sounds Unlimited, "Bonanza" from The TV Theme Players, "Never Gone" by Colton Dixon, "You're Still The One" by Shania Twain, "Unforgettable (Duet with Nat "King" Cole) (2000 Digital Remaster)" by Nat King Cole

Psalm 23:4 and Psalm 18


“Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

*I received this book from Revell for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion of Dangerous Passage and the above it my honest opinion

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