Backlash by Rachel Dylan is a marvellous contemporary Christian crime suspense. It is the second book in the Capital Intrigue series but can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed catching up with familiar faces.
In book one we met a group of friends. Book two sees us follow the fortunes of Layla. Friendship is important. We all need good friends whom we can trust and who will support us through life.
At times life spirals out of control. We can always turn to God for support. “Relying on my faith gets me through the difficult times.” Being a Christian does not make us immune to hard times but God is faithful and has promised to never leave us.
“He was still struggling to answer… why had God left him?” God walks alongside us. If we fail to ‘see’ or ‘feel’ Him, the fault lies with us and where we have placed our focus.
The novel is full of suspense and very intriguing. A successful mission has been turned around as the team face lies, danger and cover-ups. Somewhere within the law enforcement is a leak, it needs to be plugged before more damage is done.
There is the question of trust. As the crimes mount up so does the level of suspicion.
All the characters are well drawn and realistic. There are strong friendship bonds that are loyal and self-sacrificing. We witness the need for others and for Godin our lives. “She’d tried fighting her battles alone and failed miserably.”
There are choices to be made but not everyone chooses wisely.
This Capital Intrigue series is fabulous, exciting and full of action. Backlash was a thrilling read that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I received a free copy of the book from Baker Publishing. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.