The Traitor’s Pawn

traitors pawnAuthor: Lisa Harris

Publisher: Revell

Release Date: March 31, 2020

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

A quick intense thriller with plenty of romance and characters for readers to swoon over!

Detective Aubrey Grayson is trying to relax after a stressful time at work when she finds herself in even more stress and danger. She is staying with a retired senator who has always been more like a father to her than her own family when he is shot, and she is kidnapped. It doesn’t take long for the FBI to get involved leading her to reunite with her former best friend and the man she never told she loved. As Jack Shannon is called in to help find Aubrey, he feels all his old feelings resurface and can’t let anything happen to her. Once she is found safe, they realize this is all tied to her father, who she hasn’t seen in years. He has been suspected of selling government secrets to foreign countries. Aubrey doesn’t want to believe the worst of her father, even though they haven’t been close in years, but the more they search the worse the situation becomes for all of them. As the investigation gets more involved, Aubrey and Jack can’t deny the feelings they have for each other.

This book started out with a bang and kept up until the very end. I loved the way Lisa Harris introduced these characters and immediately put Aubrey in a tight spot, which gave me a solid reason to be invested in her as a character for the rest of the book. Jack and the way he cared for her after all these years made me want to cheer for them to find a way to be together. This was probably the best book I have read by Lisa Harris! She developed a connection that was able to make me bond with the characters from the very beginning and continue to care what happened to the all the way through. There is a theme of forgiveness and redemption throughout that was written in a way that the reader can relate to without feeling like they are being preached to. We all have people in our lives that we need to forgive for one reason or another, maybe it isn’t as big as what Aubrey is going through, but if we think about it we can find someone that has wronged us at one time or another and we need to think about forgiving, for ourselves not just for them. That can be a hard concept to get across to readers, but it is nice when an author such as Harris can write it in this way. I recommend this book to fans of Harris’ writing and that enjoy romantic suspense, especially when there is more suspense than romance. If you have never read anything by Lisa Harris this would be a perfect one to get you hooked on her as a new author.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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