There is the theme of trust as building a case against the corrupt police continues. Trusting anyone whilst on the run is nigh on impossible. One has to rely on instincts and being resourceful to survive.
At times life makes little sense. Bad things happen to good people and yet God does not step in. However “Jesus never promised to heal believer’s burdens, but He did vow to carry them.” Only when looking back on events can people see how God helped to protect them at the time
Prayer is important. It links us to God. We can pray for others whether they believe or not. What matters is that we believe.
PTSD is a powerful topic in the novel. Sufferers continue to suffer for years after a traumatic event. Meeting at a support group with others may help but the fears are still there when you close your eyes. “I do fear sleep. I want to avoid it.” Too often suffers feel defined by their condition. “Until a few weeks ago PTSD defined me.” They need to find a purpose. They need to keep fighting even though just getting up in the morning can be hard.
The novel shows that there is a fight between good and evil in the world. The love of money, power, drugs or alcohol can take a hold and corrupt characters. Priorities become blurred or disappear altogether. There are still good people in the world who will do the right thing to protect the innocent, even at the risk to themselves.
Family is important. Unscrupulous people will take advantage of family bonds to hold others to ransom.
Terri Blackstock has produced yet another marvellous plotline. The reader is grabbed from the outset and completely hooked. The ending leaves the reader hanging on in wild anticipation for book three in the series.
A fabulous read as always.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.