Out Of The Top Drawer
Called To Protect by Lynette Eason is a marvellous Christian suspense. It is the second book in the Blue Justice series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The series follows the St John family, all of whom work in the emergency services. This book has Chloe and her K9 partner Hank as the focus. The reader witnesses the strong bond between the pair as they work together to fight crime.
Relationships between the siblings and their parents are strong, loving and with mutual respect. Their love and care reaches beyond the family unit to reach the lost and the hurting. The parents are the perfect example of a marriage working with God at the centre.
Life intrudes. Our pasts shape us but they do not have to define us. We may become angry and withdraw from God but He will never withdraw from us. Anger is draining. “I don’t want to be angry anymore… Please help me.” When we give our negative emotions to God, He can help us to deal with them in His strength.
There is the theme of forgiveness. We may not be able to do this in our strength. We may need to lean on God.
The novel deals with the horrendous subject of human trafficking. It is modern day slavery and there are some hard to read scenes. At times the girls feel abandoned and isolated. Even God seems absent. “Where was God in all this?” God walks alongside us in the valley as well as on the mountaintop.
The law enforcement agencies work as a partnership. This reminds the reader that we can do life in partnership with God.
I am loving Lynette Eason’s novels. They are suspense out of the top drawer and absolutely fabulous.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.