Nail Bitingly Good
Moving Target by Lynette Eason is a thrilling contemporary Christian crime suspense that I just could not put down. It is the third book in the Elite Guardians series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The atmosphere is one of terror, suspicion and suspense. A serial killer is playing a dangerous game and is the master of disguise and illusion. The game is deadly. I read with heart in my mouth.
The past is haunting a character who cannot let go of guilt. “When was the last time he’d felt peace?” The character has withdrawn from God. It is only God who can give us a peace that lasts in spite of circumstances.
Anger at God’s seeming inability to step in and prevent hurt, has kept a character from God. “He… thought about approaching the God he’d given up on long ago.” Ultimately a character knows that God will never give up on us and is just waiting for us to return home to Him.
Prayer is vital. “He wasn’t sure if God would still hear his prayers.” God always hears and delights in our prayers.
There are times when we cannot see God at work but “God works behind the scenes even when we don’t think He is.”
Revenge and jealousy are terrible masters. A character is fueled by them with appalling consequences.
The Elite Guardians work together as one. They have each other’s backs as they offer support and solve crimes.
Lynette Eason is the master of the suspense novel. I thoroughly enjoyed Moving Target. The Elite Guardians is a fabulous series. I am on to the final book now.
I received a copy of the book from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.