I recently had an opportunity, courtesy of Multnomah Books through the Blogging for Books, to review Deadly Ties by Vicki Hinze.
HER ENEMY WILL STOP AT NOTHING FOR CONTROL… SHE WILL RISK EVERYTHING FOR FREEDOM.
A horrific crime shatters Lisa Harper’s idyllic childhood. Her father is dead and her desperate mother, Annie, quickly marries Dutch Hauk, an abusive monster who soon reveals his hatred for Lisa. To protect her, Annie defies her ruthless husband and forfeits custody to a trusted friend. Enraged, Dutch vows to keep Annie and Lisa apart—and he does. Years later, though keenly aware of Dutch’s evil intent, Lisa and her mother seize a chance to be a family, safe in a home where love dwells. But they fail to fathom how far Dutch will go to keep his vow.
Determined to control his women, Dutch proves resourceful. His associates in crime are feared at the highest levels across the globe—and for Lisa they plan a fate worse than death. Yet she too has formidable connections, including former Special Operations Officer Mark Taylor. Burdened by his own traumatic past, Mark has loved Lisa from afar. Now, for Lisa and her mother to survive, Mark must risk his life—and even more difficult for him, he must trust God. All as one question haunts them: Can Mark and Lisa untangle these deadly ties before it’s too late?
I have to say, I didn’t realize until after I was done reading this book that it was part of a series. I am eager to get the first book, Forget Me Not, to read as well. It is often easy to get lost when starting in the second book of a series. This was not the case with this one. There was enough background there to make the story believable, yet, it didn’t give away the entire first book. Hence, I want to read the first one.
This book is fast paced, attention grabbing, and well written. The characters are compelling and intelligent. The plot is well thought out and complex.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel, and have added the rest of Ms. Hinze’s books to my wish list.