The Kidnapping of Cody Moss by Sara L. Foust – Book Review, Preview

Posted October 15, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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The Kidnapping of Cody Moss by Sara L. Foust – Book Review, Preview

The Kidnapping of Cody Moss

by Sara L. Foust

Series: Smoky Mountain Suspense #1
Series Rating:
Published by Silver Lining Literary Services
Publication Date October 15, 2019
Genres: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Action/Adventure
Setting: Tennessee Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34, 11-14
Written for: Adults
Pages: 198


She lives in a utopian town, where nothing bad ever happens…

But when officers Zachary Leebow and Annalise Baker are invited to join a new special-task team, the Smoky Mountain Investigative Force, their lives become even more intertwined than before. With everything around them changing and an unnamed body on their hands, they must decipher the clues to their individual cases…

…before kidnapping turns into murder.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: The Vanishing of Olivia Beck, The Drowning of Corinne Porter

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I’m ready for the next book of the series already!

The Kidnapping of Cody Moss is a deeply emotional story. Told from three different perspectives, including that of 13-year-old Cody, who was in the wrong place at the right time and was paying the price.

I love the way the author was able to share Cody’s experiences; his fears, his regrets, and how, in his distress, he turned back to God and yet didn’t make this a horrifying story. The balance between giving enough details without sharing too much was achieved.

Annalise was torn in so many directions! The offer of her dream job in another town and the strange behavior of her husband as he seemed to distance himself from her were just the beginning of the struggles she faced. As a woman who feels deeply, being involved in investigating a kidnapping case tore her to pieces. And yet, she was so perfect for this job, being an amazing analyst! I enjoyed seeing how her mind worked through the evidence as they searched for answers.

Zach was the kind of life-long friend anyone would want to have. Caring, funny, strong in his faith. Smart. Ready to step in and do whatever was needed. I was so impressed with the way that he was so determined not to overstep any boundaries with Annalise, even in his thoughts, knowing she was married.

It appears that this series, unlike Sara L. Foust’s previous one, will follow Annalise and Zach’s careers. I imagine the stories will stand alone, as this one does, yet will also build on one another. I’m looking forward to seeing where things go. And hope that Annalise’s chief will still be in them and that we will see more of Paul, Cody’s friend, as well.

If you enjoy heart-wrenching stories that will have you fully invested in the outcome, clear your calendar so you can spend a day reading and grab a copy. You won’t want to put this one down!

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About Sara L. Foust

Sara writes Inspirational Romantic Suspense from a mini-farm in East Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and their five homeschooled children.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Tennessee Mountain Writers. Her debut novel Callum’s Compass won second place in Deep River Books’; 2017 Writer’s Contest. She also has a story, “Leap of Faith,” in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone.

Sara finds inspiration in her faith, her family, and the beauty of nature. When she isn’t writing, you can find her reading, camping, and spending time outdoors with her family. To learn more about her and her work or to become a part of her email friend’s group, please visit

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3 responses to “The Kidnapping of Cody Moss by Sara L. Foust – Book Review, Preview

  1. Alicia Haney

    This book sounds very intriguing and like a very good page turner! Thank you so much for sharing your book review, I would love to read this book as it sounds so very good. Have a Great week. God bless you.