by Lina Gardiner
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Liz Davis is being targeted. There have been minor incidents happening since her parents died a year ago in a suspicious car accident. Incidents that don’t raise anyone’s alarm but hers. The police have all but told her she’s delusional. Suddenly her life takes a near-lethal turn and she’s forced to run. She has to play dead because she has no idea who wants to kill her. Even though she tries to avoid her neighbors, she meets Jake Johnson when he helps secure a broken lock on the door of her rental property in Canada. He is handsome and trustworthy and he makes her feel safe. At least safer than she feels when she’s alone. Of course the little things happening in Fredericton are just accidents. No one could have possibly found her yet – Could they?
Unknown Assailant by Lina Gardiner offers up a fast moving cat and mouse chase that I quickly consumed. At around two hundred pages, this romantic suspense is the perfect afternoon escape. Because things are always better when they unfold for the reader, I am keeping the review details minimal.
Espresso review of Unknown Assailant
Imagine if you will that, someone is trying to kill you and make it look like an accident. Your friends and even the police think you might be off your rocker. This is exactly what is happening to Liz Davis. When the danger escalates she finds herself confused, scared and alone. She makes a decision to run, leaving her life behind. The tale that unfolds has her setting up a life with a new identity and unwillingly befriending her neighbor Jake Johnson. A string of accidents and mishaps leave her shaken but will Jake believe her before it is too late?
Unknown Assailant was fast paced, with a nice side dish of romance, danger and a few twists I never saw coming. Sometimes we got a little, tell not show, but overall I slipped into the tale and enjoyed the characters and plot. Liz is a tough little cookie. I loved that she kept her wits, was resourceful and did not rely on a man to safe her. Jake was sweet, and you cannot help but like him. A slow burning relationship developed and felt genuine. Gardiner developed it nicely without letting it overwhelm the intense, fast paced suspense.
Unknown Assailant is perfect for a Fall afternoon read and I look forward to Gardiner’s next undertaking.
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