Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard ~ Book Review

February 23, 2023


About the Book 

Book: Cold Light of Day
Author: Elizabeth Goddard
Series: Missing in Alaska, Book 1
Genre: Christian Mystery Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: February 1, 2023

Police Chief Autumn Long is fighting to keep her job in the quiet Alaska town of Shadow Gap when an unexpected string of criminal activity leaves her with a wounded officer, unexplained murders, and even an attack on her own father. Despite her mistrust of outsiders, she turns to Grier Brenner, a newcomer who seems to have the skills and training Autumn needs to face this threat to her community.

Grier is in Alaska for the same reason so many others are--to disappear--when Chief Long enlists his help. He emerges from the shadows and proves his mettle, but his presence in her life could be a deadly trap for them both. If his secret is exposed, all will be lost. And he's not sure even Autumn could save him.

As the stakes rise and the dangers increase, Autumn and Grier must rely on each other to extinguish the deadly threats.

My Thoughts 

Elizabeth Goddard certainly has a way to of drawing you into a suspense story. Immediately as we start the story there is mystery and murder and just when you think that is all this case is going to be about boy are there some twists and turns that I was not expecting.

We meet Autumn Long who is a police chief in a small Alaska town. A town that is not known for needing a huge police force as nothing really happens here until now that is. Autumn is fighting to stay in her position as chief, someone else is trying to take her job and make her seem incompetent.

Grier is a stranger to town but he has become a local hero. He immediately has a connection with Autumn and although he doesn't act on it he does help her with anything that is relating to the new mystery that is ocurring in town.

I won't give you too much because I don't want to give anything away. Overall I really enjoyed the story. I felt like the romance between the characters was good but it almost felt like it was very quick. At times I felt like I had missed a previous book in which they had already met because Grier was so familiar with her and the town. Other than that I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a new suspense story to read.

My Rating: 4 Stars/Really Liked it!

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

About the Author

With over one million books sold, Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestselling, award-winning author of over fifty romance novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES--a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.

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