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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fatal Exchange

Lisa Harris is a Christy Award finalist and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. The author of more than twenty books, including Dangerous Passage, Harris has spent over ten years living with her family as missionaries in Africa. Learn more at

Lisa says, "So why Christian fiction/  Jesus shared primarily through parables and was one of the greateds story tellers of all times.  Yet His words had far greater meaning than a simple story.  This is my desire for my own stories.  To not only entertain through genres like romance, suspense, and international intrigue, ut to challenge, encourate and ultimately share the love of Christ through the written word.  To bring hope to a desperate world."

Book Two in the Southern Crimes series.

Emily Hunt might come from a family of cops, but she never goes looking for an adrenaline rush.  She lives the quiet...well relatively of a teacher and thrives on making a difference in the lives of her students.  But she'll have to draw on a well of strength and savvy she didn't know she had as student Rafael Cerda takes her class hostage for ransom money to save his brother's life.

Undercover cop Mason Taylor has been working with Rafael to find his brother and bring the cartel thugs who hold him to justice.  Can he talk Rafael down from his impulsive actions?  And is there something more sinister at work here than he realizes?

My Thoughts:
Lisa Harris is a master storyteller, who knows how to include just about everything I look for in a really good book...believable characters who don't "have it all together", suspense, mystery, tension, faith and tender romance.  Harris wrote in such a way that you feel as if you already know the characters.  She does an exceptional job of weaving the back stories of the characters into the present without repeating too much from the previous book.
While you could read this as a stand alone, I recommend reading the previous book Dangerous Passage first.  Harris takes her readers on a fast paced journey in Fatal Exchange with twists and turns that keep you turning pages.  And just when you think you may have things figured out, you turn the page and find out you really don't.  I really liked that I couldn't figure this one out.  The ending will leave you waiting with bated breathe for the next book due out January 2015.  Harris includes a really good tease on the last pages!

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

Happy Reading,