Active Defense by Lynette Eason

A Thrilling Ride

Active Defense by Lynette Eason is a thrilling contemporary Christian crime suspense. It is the third book in the Danger Never Sleeps series but can be read as a stand-alone.

Once more I enjoyed catching up with familiar faces – a group of Afghanistan veterans who support each other through life. They have shared memories and shared traumas.

The atmosphere is tense as somebody is pulling the strings to attempt a kidnap. The reader is caught up in the action as we try to work out who the perpetrator is. There is naturally the theme of trust.

The literary device of pathetic fallacy is used as the weather often sets the mood for the action.

Some of the characters have had abusive childhoods. They fear repeating the pattern of their fathers as they grow and so they deliberately choose a different path to walk. Emotional growth is stunted as they fear opening themselves up to hurt.

We witness the power of family, friends and love to heal the broken. In contrast we see how life has twisted and distorted some.

Active Defense was a thrilling read. I clung on as I experienced a roller coaster of a read. I am loving this Danger Never Sleeps series and cannot wait for book four.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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