HER EVERY MOVE By Kelly Irvin
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 352 pages
Pub Date: February 9th, 2021
Categories: Christian / Romance / Suspense
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.
Bestseller Kelly Irvin is back with a nail-biting romantic suspense where nothing is certain until the very last page.
Her Every Move started off strong, making sure the reader knew this was a Christian novel from the beginning. I can appreciate the strong foundation and enjoyed the lack of hesitation bringing up both God and prayer in the first two chapters. Faith was blended so well into these characters, being consistently intertwined in everything they did, that it didn't seem awkward or forced. It didn't feel like an afterthought or a hidden agenda, but walked side by side with these characters and felt very natural. So thank you for normalizing religion in a novel and creating such a clean read!
The romance side was filled with a whole bunch of romantic angst that had me rooting for the characters to finally get their acts together and let their walls down. I got all that and a bag of chips. I loved the incorporation of animal lovers and getting to know each pet's personality and the love for books represented throughout. This story was filled with so many little gems!
As for the action and suspense portion of Her Every Move, I thought the plot was explosive (pun intended)! Getting to hear from both a cop and a journalist as the story unfolded was such a fun mix of characters and such a unique perspective. The reader is getting almost opposite thought patterns between the two while there is nonstop suspense with either another phone call coming in or tragedy unfolding.
I would recommend Her Every Move to those that can appreciate a clean read, the romance lovers of the world, and the suspense junkies. This had such a great balance of each that if you don't like one of those elements don't be deterred. There is plenty enough of each individual element that you will have your needs met.
Thank you LoneStar Literary Life for the free review copy!
Bestseller Kelly Irvin is the author of 28 books, including romantic suspense and Amish romance. Publishers Weekly called Closer Than She Knows “a briskly written thriller.” The Library Journal said of her novel Tell Her No Lies, “a complex web with enough twists and turns to keep even the savviest romantic suspense readers guessing until the end.”
The two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist worked as a newspaper reporter for six years on the Texas-Mexico border. Those experiences fuel her romantic suspense novels set in Texas.
A retired public relations professional, Kelly now writes fiction full-time. She lives with her husband professional photographer Tim Irvin in San Antonio. They have two children, three grandchildren, and two ornery cats.
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