Abducted in Alaska by Darlene L. Turner – Book Review

Posted March 9, 2021 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Abducted in Alaska by Darlene L. Turner – Book Review

Abducted in Alaska

by Darlene L. Turner

four-stars
Published by Love Inspired Suspense
Publication Date March 1, 2021
Genres: Inspirational Fiction, Suspense, Clean Romance
Setting: Canada, Alaska Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 198

Synopsis:

Protecting a child…

could cost them their lives.

Saving a boy who has escaped his captors puts Canadian border patrol officer Hannah Morgan right into the path of a ruthless child-smuggling ring. Now with help from police constable Layke Jackson, she must keep the child safe. But can they rescue the other abducted children and bring down the gang…all while protecting a little boy and keeping themselves alive?

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


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Hold on to your tuque, fasten your seatbelt, and get ready for a wild ride through the Alaskan/Canadian borderlands! Abducted in Alaska is filled with action and suspense as Hannah and Layke attempt to find Layke’s nephew, break the human smuggling ring that took him, and attempt to stay alive in the process.

Author Darlene L. Turner filled her story with mystery and misdirection. And had me wondering who could be trusted. And just when I thought I had things figured out, another twist had me second-guessing myself!

A gentle message of faith ran through the story as Hannah struggled with how the God she trusted her entire life could allow her to have her life-long dream taken away from her. Layke had never been able to trust God having experienced abuse and pain at a very early age. As he found himself surrounded by believers, he began to see things differently…

The romance between Layke and Hannah was believable, as were the obstacles that kept each of them from giving in to their growing feelings for one another. It seemed like these were emphasized a little too much – I found myself at one point thinking that I didn’t need to hear yet again why they didn’t think they could be together. But that was a minor issue.

Gabe, the boy Hannah rescued, was adorable and well written. I believed his reluctance to trust, his pain, and his fear. And loved the way he embraced both Hannah and Layke as his rescuers and gave his heart to them.

One minor caution, just in case it might be a trigger for you… A serial rapist is mentioned and the fact that one of the characters had been in danger of him. I can safely say that this was pretty much all that gets said about it – there is no suspense related to this event. The details given are around the mystery, not the occurrence.

If you enjoy inspirational suspense, Abducted in Alaska would be a great addition to your library.

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About Darlene L. Turner

Darlene L. Turner’s love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message.

Darlene won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense twice and an ACFW Genesis award. She’s represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. Her debut book, Border Breach, released in April, 2020 with Love Inspired Suspense. She has two books releasing in 2021: Abducted in Alaska (March) and Lethal Cover-Up (August).

Darlene met her husband Jeff at the turtle races in Ontario, Canada. She loves flavored coffee and plaid shirts. You can connect with Darlene at www.darlenelturner.com where there’s suspense beyond borders.

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