Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Writer's Review of “Dangerous Passage" by Lisa Harris

{About Dangerous Passage}

[The blurb from Goodreads] When two Jane Does are killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, detective and behavioral specialist Avery North discovers they share something in common--a tattoo of a magnolia on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. But it doesn't take long for them to realize that there is much more to the case than meets the eye. As they venture deep into a sinister world of human trafficking, Avery and Jackson are taken to the very edge of their abilities--and their hearts.

Dangerous Passage exposes a fully-realized and frightening world where every layer peeled back reveals more challenges ahead. Romantic suspense fans will be hooked from the start by Lisa Harris's first installment of the new Southern Crimes series.


{My Review}

Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris is definitely not a book of my usual taste. However, for just getting into the "crime-scene-investigation" genre, this was a super first pick for me to choose. As a fan of NBC's Castle, I realized it was sort of like being in the minds of Author Richard Castle and NYC Detective Kate Beckett--which I loved.

Lisa Harris has a pleasant writer-voice which is perfect for the reader's day-to-day figuring out of her two main characters. She's good at dropping details that readers take in along the way, and then near the end, are able to start piecing together. 

I've not read many books in which the story begins after the hero and heroine have already somewhat begun a relationship together--but then again, I don't usually read that many contemporary-times based novels. I enjoyed "watching" the characters handle the hard things they had to deal with concerning their jobs while also getting to know one another in a way neither of them really expected.

Dangerous Passage currently has a rating of 4.13 out of 5 stars (from 55 ratings) on Goodreads. I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


{About Lisa Harris} 

[from Lisa's bio at]

I’m a wife, mom,  teacher, author, dreamer, photographer, but most importantly a follower of Christ Jesus. I currently live with my husband, Scott, and two of our children near the Indian Ocean in Mozambique as church-planting missionaries, while our oldest is loving his second year at a missionary boarding school.

As a homeschooling mom, life is never dull, but I see my writing as an extension of my ministry which also includes running a non-profit organization. The ECHO Project works in southern Africa promoting Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way for us to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8) 

When I’m not working l love hanging out with my family at the beach,  playing games, cooking different ethnic dishes, and heading into the African bush on safari.

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