Desperate times create desperate people. And desperate people are dangerous . . .
Though Emily Hunt comes from a family of cops, the relatively quiet life of a high school teacher suits her just fine. She’s saving up to buy a house, slowly moving forward after her brother’s death, and settling into a life she loves. So the last person she wants to spend time with is Mason Taylor.
An undercover cop, Mason is enemy number one as far as her family is concerned. His involvement in the death of Emily’s brother is still up in the air, and now he expects her to help him with a case. Mason has been working with one of her students, Rafael Cerda, whose brother has been kidnapped by a drug cartel. And with time running out to meet their demands, Rafael is getting desperate.
Emily will have to draw on all of her strength to handle what happens next . . .
Fatal Exchange will draw you into a complex matrix of intertwining lives, unraveling secrets, and unexpected love.
My thoughts and giveaway:
I reviewed the first book in this series awhile ago. You can read that review here.
This is a book that didn’t grab me in the first chapter but I am so glad I kept reading because once the roller coaster started I didn’t want to get off.
I didn’t even see the twists and turns coming in this book but I loved each and everyone.
What I loved best were the nuggets of truth I could find in this book. Rafael is Emily’s student. She knows this boy and the boy she knows wouldn’t so the things he is doing. It finally comes to light that he is probably being manipulated to do these horrible things. He is being told lies and he knows no way to escape.
How true this rings for us. We can let the enemy get into our ears and turn us into someone we were never meant to be but we start to believe that’s who we are. We do things that will have deadly consequences and we can’t see anyway out.
Thankfully, we have a redeemer who can remind us who we are and people in our lives to speak truth to us, just as Rafael does in Emily and Mason. There might still be consequences but when we walk in the truth we will feel so much better.
This is a great book for those who like suspense with a touch of romance. I think I liked this one even better than the first. And you can read the second without reading that first, I don’t think you will feel lost at all.
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