Betrayal Of The Worst Kind
There were many godly lessons and themes including the steadfastness of God and others. “You never gave up on me, even when I’d given up on myself.”
In our times of grief we often blame ourselves, others and even God. “She wished she still had that close relationship with God, but He hadn’t been there for her when she really needed Him.” The truth is that God never leaves us. In our hurt and pain, we shut out God and others. We think that isolating ourselves prevents further hurt but in reality we imprison ourselves from God and others. God awaits our return with eager anticipation.
Likewise, good friends keep close eyes on us, in spite of us pushing them away at times. The novel has the themes of redemption and reconciliation.
The reader sees that a life built on the foundation of God’s Word is never wasted. “She felt really rusty praying.” At times of crisis we press into God.
The novel is about family. The absence of blood relatives, means work colleagues band together. “The whole police force acted like a family.”
Forgiveness is another theme. We must forgive ourselves and others.
There is evil in the world. Betrayal really hurts. When those we trust, turn against us, it is really painful.
God is the God of second chances and new beginnings. We can always have a fresh start in God.
Shadows From The Past was a totally gripping suspense that was also highly amusing at times as characters volleyed their conversations backwards and forwards.
A fabulous start to a new series.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
Back Cover Synopsis:
It is the price you pay for choosing to be a cop. Your brother’s life”…͟ Those words haunt her dreams, and her waking moments. LAPD officer, Aurora Kavvan cannot rest until she finds her brothers killer. Digging into the past always brings back unpleasant things: memories, guilt… the hit man. Now she is in a race against time to find the murderer before he finds her. Kill her. I don͛ t care how, and I don͛ t care where, but I want her dead now! Someone was trying to kill his dead partner͛ s sister. FBI agent, Jordan Reiley will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves. Even if it means going against her wishes; putting himself between her and the man who murdered her brother. Will God keep them alive long enough for them to find the truth?
Ashley Dawn was born and raised in rural Arkansas where she developed her love for writing while helping in her parent’s office. She graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Central Arkansas but is currently working as a legal assistant. Ashley has been writing professionally for the past twelve years and has three published books. Her Shadows Series include Shadows From The Past, Shadows of Suspicion, Shadows of Pain, and Shadows of Deception. She is currently working on multiple projects including the fifth in her Shadows series entitled Shadows in Black and White and also a standalone suspense titled One of Their Own͛. She and her family make their home in Texas.