Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris: My review

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about the book....

She's dedicated her life to ending violence. But has she moved too deep into a treacherous world?

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 magnolia tattoo on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. As they venture deep into a sinister criminal world, 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. You'll be hooked from the start.

my review....

There are many things to like in the latest book from Lisa Harris, including intriguing plot elements, smart detectives, some suspenseful scenes, and a blossoming romance. The characters have complex pasts, and both Avery and Jackson are recovering from major losses in their lives, something many readers will likely relate to. However, while the overall plot had all the right elements, I found that a lot of the book dragged for me. The book was much too easy to put down for a suspense book, and often the action-packed scenes were followed by moments that didn't seem to move the story forward. To be honest, Avery just wasn't my favourite character, and I found her swinging back and forth between questioning her abilities to suddenly having renewed determination to succeed. While this does lend her an element of humanness, it is something that happened a few too many times for my liking. I did enjoy the final few chapters, which moved along at a better pace and which will leave the reader wanting to find out what will happen next in the series.

Overall, however, I give this book only a mild recommendation and a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

 about the author....

Lisa HarrisLisa Harris is an award-winning author with more than 400,000 copies of her works in print. She was a 2011 Christy Award finalist for Blood Ransom and lives in Mozambique together with her husband, Scott, and their three children. Visit her website at www.lisaharriswrites.com.