Thursday, December 24, 2020

Her Every Move

 Title: Her Every Move

Author: Kelly Irvin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson    

Genre: Christian Suspense

Her Every MoveSynopsis:

He’s a cop trying to stop a serial bomber. And she’ll stop at nothing to clear her own name. 

When a deadly bomb goes off during a climate change debate, librarian and event coordinator Jackie Santoro becomes the prime suspect. Her motive, according to Detective Avery Wick: to avenge the suicide of her prominent father, who was accused of crimes by a city councilman attending the event. 

Though Avery has doubts about Jackie’s guilt, he can’t exonerate her even after an extremist group takes responsibility for the bombing and continues to attack San Antonio’s treasured public spaces. 

As Jackie tries to hold her shattered family together, she has no choice but to proceed with plans for the Caterina Ball, the library system’s biggest annual fundraiser. But she also fears the event provides the perfect opportunity for the bomber to strike again. 

Despite their mistrust, Jackie and Avery join forces to unmask the truth—before the death toll mounts even higher. 

My Review:

    Her Every Move by Kelly Irvin is a stand-alone novel. Kelly Irvin has written quite a few suspense novels, along with some Amish romance series books. The cover is beautifully done and portrays the intensity of the book. I find Irvin to be an excellent writing, with gripping scenes, this is not the first book that I have read from her, nor will it be my last. This story is also really well edited, so there are no distractions with outrageous grammatical errors.

    This suspense novel catches your attention from the first chapter and moves at a fast pace. Jackie is at a climate-change debate when a bomb goes off, literally rocking her world. From that moment on, nothing is as it appears. Jackie is a prime suspect for the bombing and Avery is suspicious of her from the minute she says who her dad was. 

    In this story we really get a feel for Jackie, her family and the family dynamics. The characters are relatable and well-developed. We also get to know Avery pretty well, as this story switches from Jackie's perspective to his, frequently and flawlessly. We learn who Avery's closest friends are and are taken through their troubles as well.

    As the story progresses you feel like you are in the story. I just "knew" that I knew who the person was setting the bombs. I made my guess and as I was reading kept seeing it in my head. As the story progressed there were no clues about the twists and turns coming, and nothing prepared me for the end. To say I was surprised is an extreme understatement. I read a lot of suspense books and not being able to figure out the ending is a sign of  excellent writing. Well-done Irvin, well-done.

    I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves suspense novels. While this book is classified as  "Christian" fiction, it is done in such a way that no one should be offended. It flows with the story line and the overall theme is that no one is perfect, we all make mistakes and we are all a work in progress. Not all of the characters in the story are Christians (obviously if someone is blowing up things with bombs), but everything is done well. 

    Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to give a positive review, but I am happy to do so. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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