Most weddings are days of joy. But not when they’re the site of a small scale terrorist attack. The idyllic town of Seagrove Village, Florida is stunned.
More odd occurrences begin to appear. A blood soaked mattress is discovered in a desolate area. A cryptic message is found in the wedding cake & fishing line is tied to some of the guests’ fingers. Why would a terrorist cell stage an attack at a wedding?
Sara & Beth, our female leads, have dealt with notorious terrorist organization, NINA, before, but, now Sara’s husband has disappeared without a trace.
Sara & Beth have assisted in Special Operations. But, will they be able to help this time? If NINA is bent on revenge, how far might they go?
To complicate matters further, Sara & Beth will need help from the one man Beth can’t seem to stop being attracted to while Sara’s concern is with her now missing husband. They’ll need to pull together although they are both falling apart in side.
While the women deal with their issues of the heart, Jeff, the first responder to the wedding, has many reservations about the scene. What’s more, he still has eyes for Beth. But, he too, must reach out to a fellow law enforcer, who just so happens to be Beth’s crush.
If NINA operatives are on the warpath, what’s next for the residents of Seagrove Village? Until all the facts are assembled- no one is safe.
Vicki Hinze continues her momentum with ‘Not This Time’. A tricky serpentine of clues & twists keeps us guessing. I wish I had read her prior works first. I would have had background for this novel. Regardless, I was entertained. Strong leads & a unique plot satisfy suspense fans. Romantic bits are carefully placed without adversely affecting the mystery or suspense. Spirituality & faith are strategically placed with the characters’ feelings & thoughts.
I appreciated the Reader’s Guide which references Scripture & includes questions ideal for the Book Club Set. The cover by Kelly L. Howard is lovely. It appears mysterious, but not overly telling.
At 322 pages, ‘Not This Time’ is a pleasant, easy read that earns its 5 of 5 stars rating for swirling all the elements of a great novel, smoothly.
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