THE CHRISTMAS TARGET When New Evidence Surfaces That Harper Shelby S Niece Is Possibly Alive, Harper Doesn T Expect It To Endanger Her Life For Her Protection, She Has To Put Her Much Guarded Trust In Logan Fitzgerald, The Man Who Unknowingly Led A Killer To Her Doorstep Hired To Track Harper Down, Security And Rescue Expert Logan Doesn T Like That He S Been Used To Find A Woman Who Someone Apparently Wants Dead Now He Won T Leave Harper S Side Until He Can Guarantee Her Safety And Untangle The Truth From The Lies Regarding Her Sister S And Niece S Murders The Closer They Get To Finding Answers, The Intent The Killer Becomes On Making Sure That There Won T Be A Family Reunion Or Happily Ever After For Harper This Christmas Mission Rescue No Job Is Too Dangerous For These Fearless Heroes Title Deadly Christmas SecretsAuthor Shirlee McCoyPages 219Year December 2015Publisher Love Inspired SuspenseMy rating is 4 out of 5 stars.Harper Shelby has made a drastic change in her life over the last four years ever since her sister and niece were murdered She has withdrawn from an up and coming successful career, the big city life, friends and community She now lives in the middle of nowhere and leaves her home to go to church and to get supplies Otherwise, she spends her time making pottery She has been financially successful at that endeavor Soon her life will be turned upside down with some possible information that seems to indicate her niece may be alive Harper will do whatever is necessary to find out if that is in fact true Before she can leave, someone takes a shot at her.Logan Fitzgerald works for a company that finds lost people and or rescues those in need He has been hired to deliver a message to Harper He does so, but before he can leave her house someone starts taking shots at them Logan realizes someone has used him to find Harper, so he feels responsible for her safety He can t leave her unprotected and she is bound and determined to get information about the mystery surrounding her niece, so Logan decides to help her More attempts are made on their lives as they get closer and closer to the truth.If you are looking for some inexpensive gift ideas, these little books will fill the bill They are exciting, romantic and yet a clean read too I have read several of these gems and have been impressed with the quality of writing I have enjoyed each and every one, and I look forward to reading of them in the near future Look for reviews of good stories coming soon This is an exciting romantic suspense story The plot can take its time making sense, and we have ambiguous thoughts about some key role characters along with the heroine For instance, if the man she suspects of killing her sister the sister s controlling husband is so nasty, why did he send a security team to cover her in her cabin when he knew she was in danger She ll have to go back to civilisation to find out his real motives, and find out if her missing niece is still alive The woodland setting of the early chapters is well described our heroine is a ceramic artist and works her stream clay here through winter She has a large dog and a can of bear spray, and had thought she didn t need Then a rugged guard turned up and people started shooting at her I did lose a little interest when the scene moved to Washington, because it s not a touristy book and a city house is a city house Shirlee McCoy is a good author I ve just enjoyed some of her other books . This is almost a 4 Great book and the story was very intriguing and good but the heroine continually thinking about this Daniel from her past once or twice fine but were talking a LOT of times and we never heard what really happened anyway and the bad luck her family had with men got old again fine to bring it up a few times but again WAY to many times here I have read other things by this author, though, and she always writes a really good book Great writing and good insights into her characters, and life And I really liked how things just progressed naturally and no jumping immediately into a relationship It really fit the characters personalities well. My goodness These stories just keep getting better and better This was a really good one, because I love the idea of family and I have never really had a happy family I grew up in a dysfunctional family, and then I didn t have a happy marriage because I married a non christian now I m separated but I have three wonderful children and ten beautiful grandchildren, and I love them all so much God has really been so good to me and I am so grateful for all he s given me Things aren t perfect, but they won t be in this world But God is good Oh those parting lines made me want to upchuck a little 3 stars for Deadly Christmas Secrets, and it had nothing to do with the romance bit, which I felt was of a convenient after thought to the story This story is primarily about a woman who thought she had lost the last of her family 4 years ago only to realize that maybe she hadn t when a man shows up saying her late sister s husband is looking for her Why, because there is evidence that her niece is still alive And he brings a boat load of trouble with him, by accident of course As a result he resolves to stay with her until the danger has cleared and uses a good chunk of his security partners to do it Very convenient BUT, I did enjoy it I did It was a short, action packed read.That said, this book reminded me of another book that I had read not too far back Shirlee s Running Blind Someone gets killed Husband is the main suspect Someone is randomly trying to kill the main character Everyone suspects the husband There s a small child involved Oh it s not the husband view spoiler Definitely the random secretary that pops in and out but never has much to do with the story hide spoiler This book was a complete impulse pick up from the library I was in the mood for a quick Christmas mystery and this book didn t disappoint Harper lives in a cabin in the woods, making pottery, ever since the day her sister was killed and her niece went missing Logan is hired to find her by her brother in law well, ex brother in law and in doing so, leads a few guys with guns right to Harper s door Feeling responsible, he and his team, HEART, help Harper to escape from the gunmen and figure out who is after her This is a romance but the book focused far on the plot which I was grateful for, because I found the plot a lot interesting than the romance between Logan and Harper I also liked the other members of HEART, as well as the mystery surrounding what happened to Amelia I also loved the solution when they found out what had happened to Amelia view spoiler with her having two sets of parents and an aunt hide spoiler An exciting story Harper is trying to move on with life after grieving for her death of her sister and her niece 4 years ago, but is her niece really dead They never found her body Logan a member of HEART shows up on her doorstep looking for her for her former brother in law While he is there someone tries to kill Harper Will Logan be able to protect her and figure out what is going on Is her niece Amelia really alive somewhere Who is behind the attacks on Harper You shoot at someone who has a gun, you ve got to expect that they re going to shoot back I discovered this author earlier this year and now I m on a mission to read all her books She is a fantastic suspense author Just great twists and turns in this police drama Harper and Logan s story. This is the 4th book I read by Shirlee McCoy sorry I stopped reading this story at chapter 3 because it didn t grab my interest.
- 224 pages
- Deadly Christmas Secrets
- Shirlee McCoy
- 12 December 2017 Shirlee McCoy