Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly Target by Elizabeth Goddard

Posted November 20, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Elizabeth Goddard, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance / 5 Comments

Rocky Mountain Courage #2
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: November 2, 2021
PAGES: 331

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.


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Ok y’all…. buckle up before you start Deadly Target by Elizabeth Goddard. Get a backup supply of oxygen, too, because I’m warning you now – some of the twists in this romantic suspense are so stunning that you may forget to breathe. In fact, I’m pretty sure at one point I had to consciously remind myself to exhale. Throw in the kisses born of long pent-up romantic tension and yeah… just keep some oxygen close at hand.

Nathan and Erin may no longer be sweethearts but that doesn’t mean that they’ve stopped loving each other, and being thrown into close proximity to solve Nathan’s dad’s case only fans those embers back into flames. The things that kept them apart, however, are only further magnified during the investigation, and I really appreciated the pace at which Goddard wove those threads into their story. Just out of reach enough that we don’t have all the answers until we’re meant to. This doesn’t apply only to Nathan and Erin, either, but also to a handful of supporting characters whose roles are perhaps more pivotal than we first realize.

Not only does the author do a great job of giving her characters layers and dimension – in their backstories and in their relationships – but she also masterfully keeps the suspenseful tension at epic levels throughout the entire novel. We are literally swept off our feet (along with the characters) more than once with high-stakes danger and those stunning twists I mentioned earlier. There’s very little time allowed for relaxing either, which is how I like my suspense novels, as the action starts in the first few pages and keeps a steady pace until the last few.

Bottom Line: The twists & turns in Deadly Target by Elizabeth Goddard kept me glued to the story from the very first chapter and on the edge of my seat til the end! I mean, wow. Every time I dared to relax a smidgen, more danger for our protagonists sent my heart back into my throat. And did I mention those stunning twists?!? I still haven’t recovered from a couple of them. Swoony romance adds a different sort of tension to the mix, and the author has skillfully created layered characters that readers will love. Make sure you have a good stretch of free time when you start this novel, because you won’t want to put it down!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than fifty novels, including Present Danger and the Uncommon Justice series. Her books have sold over one million copies. She is a Carol Award winner and a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to find inspiration for her next book, and serving with her husband in ministry.

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5 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly Target by Elizabeth Goddard

  1. Alison Boss

    Swoony romance…Unexpected twists….Suspense…you’ve got my attention! 🙂 I so enjoy a good Christian romantic suspense!!

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