Today’s book review features
Night Moves by Susan Sleeman.
If you’re in his sights…
County social worker, Natalie Dunn discovers a horrible secret about the father of her juvenile clients. The man not only killed one woman, but Natalie suspects he’s killed several others. She plans to go to the authorities, but before she can, the killer turns his sights on her. Fearing for the lives of this man’s children, she removes them from their home and calls in former U.S. Marshal, Drake Byrd of Nighthawk Security to protect her and the children and help her prove their father is a ruthless killer
You’re as good as dead.
As they investigate, Drake learns the father is a former elite sniper and assassin, and he has done a professional job of hiding any evidence of his wrong doing. Drake vows to protect Natalie and the three children—all of whom he has come to care for—putting everything on the line for them. When bullets start flying, can he save them all from a certain death?
Susan Sleeman is the bestselling author of more than forty-five romantic suspense and mystery novels with sales exceeding one million copies. She’s won several awards, including the ACFW Carol Award for Suspense for Fatal Mistake, and the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Thread of Suspicion.
In addition to writing, Susan hosts the popular Suspense Zone website, http://www.thesuspensezone.com. She’s lived in nine states but now calls Portland, Oregon, her home.
From Author Website
Night Moves by Susan Sleeman is the fourth book in her Nighthawk Security series. The series follows the Byrd brothers and this is Drake’s story.
Drake gets tapped to rescue a woman on the run with three children. The catch is, she is the children’s social worker and spirits them away from their home when she comes across evidence that their father is a serial killer. Not the normal set up for such a story, that’s for sure! Which is something I liked about Night Moves.
The other aspect that I liked is the author’s handling of the serial killer story. I often find stories like this can get too much into the killer’s head. The author does the opposite. Natalie Dunn is the social worker, though with a difficult past that has convinced her of the need to protect children, she insists on keeping a positive outlook and is the perfect character to be put in this situation.
With Drake’s personality and deputy marshal background, the story flows seamlessly through his and Natalie’s perspectives. Plus, Susan Sleeman is a master at storytelling. The combination makes Night Moves a thoroughly enjoyable book, even with such challenging content. I loved it!
There’s no need to read past books to catch up on this one, though I highly recommend doing so because past characters get cameos in this story (plus those stories are wonderful). Not to mention, the author is setting up her next series with the Steele family and I can’t wait!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.
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