Border Breach by Darlene L. Turner – Book Review, Preview

Posted April 3, 2020 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Border Breach by Darlene L. Turner – Book Review, Preview

Border Breach

by Darlene L. Turner

Published by Love Inspired Suspense
Publication Date April 1, 2020
Genres: Suspense, Clean Romance
Setting: Canada Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 224


When drugs are smuggled across the border

it’s their duty to stop the culprits…at any cost.

Forming a joint task force, Canada border officer Kaylin Poirier and police constable Hudson Steeves have one objective: take down a drug-smuggling ring trying to sell a new lethal product. But when the smugglers come after Kaylin and Hudson, this mission becomes more than just a job. Can they live long enough to solve the case?

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

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Darlene L. Turner is a new author for me. Intrigued by the description of Border Breach, I decided to give it a read.

I grew up in Southern California and experienced border checks anytime we traveled between Orange and San Diego Counties and had never really considered the various things the agents were looking for. Honestly, I mostly just considered the checks an inconvenience. I now have a new perspective about the function of these “annoying” checks and admire the men and women who attempt to keep drugs and criminals out of their countries.

Kaylin and Hudson had previously worked together – it was not a good experience! He had allowed his personal drama to affect his work. But he was determined to not allow that to happen again!

I enjoyed the mystery of the identities of Valentino, the one who was controlling the drug rings, and of the one who was providing him with information of Kaylin and Hudson’s whereabouts. I had a hunch about Valentino, which did end up being correct, but was way off on who the mole was!

I enjoyed watching Kaylin’s perspective about God change as she came to the end of herself and turned to Him. In some ways, the change was abrupt and could have been developed more (had this been a longer story) and yet it worked. While the name of Jesus was not mentioned, the spiritual lessons learned were consistent with Christian teaching.

I never did understand Hudson’s ex-fiancé’s motivation for what she did in this story, nor did the change in Kaylin’s father seem to be explained. Yet those things were minor and didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book.

If you enjoy light romantic suspense with a spiritual focus, I encourage you to give Border Breach a read.

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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 where there’s suspense beyond borders.

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