Sunday, January 7, 2018

Shattered Lullaby by Laura Scott

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Shattered Lullaby
by Laura Scott

ISBN-13: 9781335490100
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description:
Lacy calls 911 when she overhears her sister arguing with a man. But when she hears gunshots, she's afraid that the shooter is coming for her sister's baby. She grabs him and runs. She quickly discovers that there's an Amber Alert out stating that she kidnapped her nephew. She can't trust the police because her sister's husband is an officer and was probably the one who put out the Amber Alert against her.

Matthew comes across someone shooting at a woman with a baby. After his K9 partner chases the man away, he realizes the woman is the one that the police are looking for. After hearing her story, he decides to help her. But how can they prove her innocence while on the run for their lives?

My Review:
Shattered Lullaby is a Christian romantic suspense novel. It's the fourth in a series, but you can understand this book without reading the previous ones.

The heroine was sleeping at her sister's house, helping watch the baby while her sister filed for divorce, when an argument and gunshots wake her. She calls 911, grabs her nephew, and flees the scene. But her brother-in-law is a police officer, and apparently he's put out an Amber Alert on her after killing her sister. Afraid of the police not listening to her and not having positive experiences with men in general, she's reluctant to accept help from the K-9 officer who soon saves her from gunfire when leaving a convenience store. Together, they figure out why the bad guys are after her while dodging bullets.

I liked the hero and heroine, and they were a good team. I can see why they fall in love. The suspense came from the bad guys frequently attacking the heroine and the main characters not knowing who to trust. The hero teaches the heroine to pray when in danger and trust God for protection. They both learn to care for each other (and the baby) as they care for the baby and work together to solve the case. She almost accidentally managed to find critical clues as to who the bad guys were while at the same time some of her assumptions initially led them off the right track.

There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this suspenseful novel.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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