Never Miss by Melissa Koslin ~ Book Review

May 31, 2021



 Melissa Koslin
Genre: Christian Mystery and Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: May 4, 2021
Pages: 352

Former CIA sniper Kadance Tolle possesses a special set of skills and a rare pedigree. She comes from a family of assassins, and by saving Lyndon Vaile's life she risks being found by them. Despite the danger, Kadance feels compelled to help Lyndon discover who is after him--and his research that seems to prove that the Ebola virus was manmade and is about to be weaponized.

With shadowy figures pursuing them and a Mastermind watching their every move, Kadance and Lyndon must scramble to stop an impending bioattack at the State of the Union address. But their warnings fall on deaf ears, and it becomes increasingly clear that there's no one they can trust--except perhaps each other.


What a great debut novel by Melissa Koslin!! It grabs you right from the start and takes you in an adventure for sure. I mean it definitely kept me guessing on who the culprit could be and you want to know more about these characters who have some past stories that aren't just given to you from the start.

We meet Kadance and Lyndon right from the start and they are the most alike yet opposite people that you could ever encounter. I say alike because they both seem like huge introverts. You can tell that they are a bit awkward in society but yet know how to handle themselves. That is the only thing that they really have in common though. Kadance is a former sniper with a peculiar childhood and past. She tends to keep her feelings inside and doesn't reveal much of herself. Lyndon on the other hand is extremely bright (i mean the guy has 3 doctorates and is only 30!!), is one of those people with a photographic memory and can read people very well so he understands Kadance better than anyone ever has. I found these characters to be truly fascinating and so unlike anything I have ever read before. 

The action and suspense were great as well. It keeps you guessing on who it could be and it truly is non-stop. They are going from place to place trying to find clues as to why someone wants Lyndon and why do they want him? There was a surprising twist that I didn't fully expect and I was all for it. It keeps you at the edge of your seat or for me up all night trying to finish it! My only complaint is the ending. I felt like it was a bit rushed and abrupt. I think there could be a bit more and who knows maybe we can see these characters again? After all this is only her first book! 

Overall I thought this story was great and I can't wait to see what other stories Koslin comes up with. This story didn't have an "in your face" aspect of God's word but you can read in between the lines the message of forgiveness throughout it. If you are a fan of Christian Suspense then I recommend you pick this one up! 

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Enjoyed it!

I received this book from the publisher Revell. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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Melissa Koslin is a fourth-degree black belt in and certified instructor of Songahm Taekwondo. In her day job as a commercial property manager, she secretly notes personal quirks and funny situations, ready to tweak them into colorful additions for her books. She and Corey, her husband of twenty years, live in Jacksonville, Florida, where they do their best not to melt in the sun.

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