“Harper Reynolds inches forward, hoping she hadn’t made a mistake in coming there.”Opening line of Always Look Twice by Elizabeth Goddard
Always Look Twice by Elizabeth Goddard is a continuation of the Uncommon Justice series following on from book one, Never Let Go so I sat down to enjoy reconnecting with characters of which I was already fond. Heath McKade is our leading man in this one and he reconnects with his childhood friend, Harper, as she flees the scene of witnessing a murder.
Whilst the sheriff doubts Harper’s story, there is no supporting evidence, Heath comes to her aid and they continue to investigate. The small town is also besieged with mailbox bombs and, between the two cases, the local police force is stretched thin.
Harper has returned to the town with her sister, the last stop on a year long road trip to help her recovery from the trauma she suffered in childhood and on the job as a crime scene photographer. As a character, she is easy to relate to and rout for! Her fear of the murder is palpable.
Heath is equally stalked by past traumas, one of which is in the previous book. It’s not essential to have read it to enjoy this one but it’s equally good so I recommend starting at the beginning.
My favourite aspect of this series is the supporting cast, it’s rich and creates the small town feel which I so enjoy. In doing so, Elizabeth creates a place to which I want to keep returning. Full of suspense and action, I didn’t put it down until I reached the ending. Harper’s murder story is wrapped up but I do hope there is another in the Uncommon Justice series.
If romance suspense novels are your thing, this is one not to be missed! Christianity is a part of both our lead characters and I enjoyed how Elizabeth included Biblical principles in the story, I highly recommend it, five out of five on the enjoyment scale!
From the back cover:
At the advice of her therapist, homicide survivor Harper Reynolds has traded her job as a crime scene photographer for a more peaceful life taking photographs of the natural world. But her hopes for a life surrounded by the serenity of the outdoors are dashed when she inadvertently captures a murder being committed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She flees the scene in fear–and loses the camera.
Former Green Beret Heath McKade is a reserve deputy in an understaffed county who has been called in to protect Harper, a childhood friend he is surprised to see back in the area. When Harper learns that the sheriff’s department can’t find any evidence of the murder she witnessed, she is determined to do what she can to see that justice is done. What neither Harper nor Heath could know is how many explosive secrets from the past will be exposed–or how deeply they will fall for each other.
In this suspenseful page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps you on the edge of your seat as you discover that uncommon justice lies just on the other side of fear.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Revell through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.