by Terri Blackstock
Trade Paperback: 320 pages
Released: February 3, 2015
Source: Review copy from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers.
Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Holly Cramer has worked hard to keep the identity of her daughter's father a secret, shamed and embarrassed by the one-night stand. But when the police knock on her door searching for Creed Kershaw, she realizes his identity isn't as hidden as she thought. The fact that Creed is a person of interest in a recent drug-related murder only increases her humiliation.
Determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police, Holly uses her private investigating skills to search for him. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and the baby hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connection to Leonard Miller--the man who has gunned down several members of her family. Creed claims he's innocent and that Miller is after him, too. His gentleness with Lily moves Holly, but she can't trust a man who has held her at gunpoint...even if he reminds her so much of herself.
Twisted Innocence is a Christian suspense novel. This book was the third in a series, and I'd recommend reading the books in order. This novel is a continuation of the on-going story of Leonard Miller versus the families of these three sisters. We're given enough information to understand what's going on, but this information "spoils" events in the previous novels.
The suspense came from emotional tension in various relationships and from physical danger. Holly endured an attack, kidnapping, and repeated attempts to kill the people she cares about. Since this was the first I'd "met" Holly, I was a little confused by her early motives. If you don't want someone to find you, you...track them down? She's a proactive sort of gal who doesn't always make good decisions. Anyway, it was very suspenseful, and I quickly become engaged in the story even without reading the previous books.
The Christian element was some discussion about why bad things happen and about trying to redeem ourselves versus God redeeming us. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this novel to suspense fans.
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