Monday, October 8, 2018

"A Secret to Die For" by Lisa Harris

About this book:

  Psychologist Grace Callahan has no idea that she has a secret--and a target on her back.  When one of her clients is murdered, Grace quickly realizes that computer security specialist Stephen Shaw wasn't suffering from paranoia. What she doesn't know is that someone believes Shaw gave her a vital piece of information before he died--and they are ready to silence her at any cost. Her only hope may be an old friend, Detective Nate Quinn, who has just been cleared for active duty after a bombing killed his partner and left him dealing with PTSD.
  With her signature pulse-pounding suspense, bestselling author Lisa Harris takes you deep into the heart of fear in this race against the clock.”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- A couple Scriptures are remembered; Prayers; Being witnessed to; Talks about God, prayers, trusting, & guilt; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Nate is a bit bitter towards God; Many mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of churches, church going, & a pastor; Mentions of Bible reading & memorizing Scriptures; A few mentions of miracles; A mention of a God thing; A mention of being blessed; A mention of Armageddon;
             *Note: Mentions of evil & evil people; A mention of taking on the devil himself; A mention of demons haunting a man; A mention of a man’s demons; A mention of a woman’s demons.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘idiot’, two ‘dumb’s, two ‘stupid’s, and five ‘shut up’s; A break-in & intruder (barely-above-not-detailed); Guns aimed, Being shot at, & Gunfire (up to semi-detailed); A car chase, accident, injuries, & blood/bleeding (up to semi-detailed); Being attacked, tasered, & held hostage (up to semi-detailed); Panic attacks (up to semi-detailed); Pain & Injuries (up to semi-detailed); Being drugged & passing out (barely-above-not-detailed); Many mentions of dead bodies, finding the bodies, murders, murderers, possible suicides, & how the deaths happened (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a bombing, bomber’s plan, many deaths, & living through it (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of autopsies; Mentions of deaths from elevators & the possibility; Mentions of a child who died from leukemia (*Spoiler* Grace’s daughter *End of Spoiler*); Mentions of hostages & kidnappings; Mentions of gunshots & shooting; Mentions of break-ins, a robbery/burglary, intruder, & burglar/robber; Mentions of criminals; Mentions of stealing; Mentions of hacking & hackers; Mentions of threats; Mentions of conspiracy theories; Mentions of lies, lying, & liars; Mentions of nightmares; Mentions of divorces (including Grace and her husband); Mentions of hunting; Mentions of tattoos; A few mentions of a bar & drinking; A few mentions of torture; A few mentions of prison; A couple mentions of a death from a car crash; A couple mentions of wars; A couple mentions of an IED explosion & a lost limb; A couple mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of rumors; A couple mentions of cigarettes; A mention of an assassination; A mention of eye rolling;
             *Note: A few mentions of car brands; A couple mentions of social media; A mention of a clown fetish.

Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed kiss, and a semi-detailed kiss; Wanting to kiss; Touches (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing & Smelling; a ‘hot’; Mentions of a kiss & kissing (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of Grace’s husband who left her; Mentions of dating; A mention of a honeymoon; A mention of a crush; Love, falling in love, & the emotions.

-Grace Callahan, age 32
-Nate Quinn, age 32
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        314 pages

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My personal Rating-

{Add ½ for older girls interested in homeland security.}
While in the past, the more recent books of Lisa Harris have been about drug trafficking and kidnappings, this stand-alone novel took a different topic of cyberattacks & cybersecurity. I personally find this topic interesting and found myself really enjoying this novel. The faith content was great (though, some would probably say it was too ‘preachy’, I happened to like it), and I liked how clean it was for a romantic suspense (in both genres). Also, that cover is stunning.  

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Revell) for this honest review.

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