A while back, I started reading Lynette Eason's Elite Guardians series. It was fun. I enjoyed the characters. So, I looked forward to reading the new book in the series, Chasing Secrets. Chasing Secrets could be a stand alone novel, but it really makes more sense when read in the sequence of the series. I had missed one of the books, so I went back and read Moving Target before I read Chasing Secrets. There were a few details about the characters in Chasing Secrets that you wouldn't know if you didn't read Moving Target.
Chasing Secrets tells the story of Haley Callaghan. Haley is one of the Elite Guardians, a group of bodyguards in Columbia, South Carolina, that works with the police department to protect people. At the beginning of the story, a young man Zeke attempts to rob Haley. How that scene plays out will make you like Haley from the very beginning. Another character is introduced at the beginning of the story that you will come to like, Steve. He's come home to South Carolina after several years away. He, like many book characters, is running away from the past, but finds that he has to stop and face the past.
Isn't that life? We each have our own history and if we don't take it to the Lord and sort through it, it will confront us (or rather God will confront us with it). Of course, it's always more dramatic in Christian fiction, but that truth remains the same. We are all products of our past.
Ms. Eason writes a compelling story in Chasing Secrets. It moves along at a good clip. There are neither too few nor too many characters for most of the story. Although at one point, there were quite a few moving people to keep track of. It's a good solid Christian crime-suspense novel.
If you have read any of her other novels, I'm sure you'll enjoy this one!
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell books for review, but these opinions are my own.