today’s book: Hiding His Holiday Witness
It may not be winter yet, but it’s time for our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads! This is our largest year yet, with the most authors & books, and we’re back with an all-new look, too.
Christmas is still 35 days away, though, so… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)
Today’s final featured book is a riveting Christmas romantic suspense, and the author shares an excerpt!
HIDING HIS HOLIDAY WITNESS by Laura Scott
SERIES: Justice Seekers #4
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2021
From USA TODAY bestselling author Laura Scott
Keeping out of sight
is the only way to survive.
A frantic call from a witness whose Colorado safe house is breached sends US marshal Slade Brooks to Robyn Lowry’s side at Christmastime. But when he reaches her, she doesn’t remember him—or the crime she witnessed. With the trial just days away, someone won’t stop until Robyn’s dead. And while she might recover her memory in time, keeping Robyn alive long enough to testify is Slade’s hardest mission.
From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.
Book 1: Soldier’s Christmas Secrets
Book 2: Guarded by the Soldier
Book 3: Wyoming Mountain Escape
Book 4: Hiding His Holiday Witness
Book 5: Rocky Mountain Standoff
Something was wrong.
Flattening herself against the wall, she peered through the bedroom window. She didn’t see anything but darkness, the moon obliterated by clouds and only a glimpse of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains off in the distance.
Her imagination? After what she’d been through, she wasn’t about to ignore her gut. And right now, everything inside was screaming at her to get out.
Abandoning the window, she tiptoed through the dark house, making her way toward the living area. There was so sign of deputy marshal Craig. She swiftly crossed to the front door. The scraping sound had come from the back of the house, and the safe house was located on a dead-end road.
The house across the street was supposedly empty, the owners away on a three-week cruise over the Christmas holidays.
Her pulse quickened. By the time she called for help, the bad guy would be inside. There was no time to waste. Looking through the front-door window, her gaze scoured the front yard. It was bare of anything but frost-tipped grass and one tall aspen tree, not large enough for anyone to hide behind.
Okay, then. She turned the knob on the front door. Why was it unlocked?
She heard glass shattering.
Someone was breaking in!
Robyn flew across the yard, her sneakers making indentations in the frosted grass. She sprinted toward the vehicle parked on the road, hoping, praying she’d find Craig out here for some reason. But as she stared at the windshield, there wasn’t anyone behind the wheel.
Was she mistaken? Could the broken glass have come from the federal marshal? But if so, why?
She wrenched the car door open, praying the keys were in the ignition.
No time! She couldn’t waste any more time!
In a low crouch, Robyn eased alongside the vehicle, then stopped abruptly when she saw a small dark puddle forming beneath the trunk of the car.
She stared, her brain unwilling to believe. But there was no mistake. Drip. Drip. Drip. No, no, it couldn’t be—in her mind she envisioned the body of the dead marshal in the trunk. Her stomach heaved, but there was no time to be sick. She touched the car. Maybe he was still alive and she could help him.
She heard a door slam. Her pursuer must have left the house.
Move, she told herself. Go! She ran across the street to the vacant house as fast as her feet could carry her, imagining she was back in college running track and determined to win.
Or, in this case, stay alive.
Laura Scott is offering a print copy of Hiding His Holiday Witness to TWO of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What makes you want to read Hiding His Holiday Witness by Laura Scott?