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Deadly Target by Elizabeth Goddard.
Criminal psychologist Erin Larson’s dreams of a successful career come to a screeching halt when she nearly loses her own life in a boating accident on Puget Sound and then learns that her mother tried to commit suicide. She leaves her job as a criminal psychologist to care for her mother in Montana. At least she is able to produce her podcast, which focuses on solving missing persons cold cases.
Nathan Campbell’s father was investigating such a case when he was shot, and now Nathan needs to enlist Erin’s help to solve the case. She’s good at what she does. The only problem? She’s his ex.
As the two dig deeper, it becomes clear that they, too, are being targeted–and that the answers to their questions are buried deep within the past Erin struggles to explain and longs to forget.
The race is on for the truth in this gripping and complex tale of suspense, intrigue, and murder from USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard.
With over a million books sold, Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over fifty novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES–a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.
From Author Website
Deadly Target is the second book in Elizabeth Goddard’s Rocky Mountain Courage series. We met both Erin and Nathan in the first book, Present Danger. They were once a couple, but Erin moved to Seattle, far from their small town Montana community. Until her mom’s supposed suicide attempt brings her home.
Deadly Target is a great mix of mystery and suspense. With danger coming at them from so many sides, untangling the who behind the danger as they try to stay ahead of it keeps the pages turning. It is a puzzle that only comes together at the end.
I loved the romance between Nathan and Erin. While the pain between them is evident, so is their connection. There are no big misunderstandings that would be easily solved and when they do share the things that weigh deepest on their hearts, the other listens. All of that, however, may not be enough for them to have a future together.
Between the great mystery, awesome suspense, sweet romance, and the danger they face, Deadly Target is one of my favorite fall reads and I look forward to not just rereading it, but reading the whole series again once book three releases next year.
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.