SINCE ALL IS PASSING
By Elizabeth Delisi
Avid Press LLC
Various formats, including paperback, download, others
Widowed legal aid Marie Kenning lives alone in the little community of Lakeland following the death of her husband and unborn child at the hand of a drunken driver. When Marie witnesses the abduction of six year old Rebecca Landers the distraught young woman feels she is the only one who can rescue the little girl from the kidnapper.
When all evidence appears to indicate Rebecca has perished, Marie chides herself for not moving more quickly or attracting more attention when the little girl was snatched directly in front of her. Marie’s boss encourages her to take a few days off to help Marie recover from her ordeal and days later Marie blunders across both the kidnapper and the much alive Rebecca. Marie finds herself unable to convince anyone that the situation is as she knows it is, thus she sets out on a dangerous trek to follow and rescue this little girl. Back in Lakeland Officer Chris Whitley, the police officer assigned to the case realizes too late that the woman he is learning to care for has indeed come up with the right answers to the mysterious situation.
The fast pace of David Furlotte’s action packed thriller CONTRACT FOR DECEIT and interesting characters a la Marianna Heusler’s BURIED IN THE TOWNHOUSE give an idea of the quick moving action along with a group of delightful, believable characters found in this excellent ‘keep ‘em turning the page’ romantic thriller.
The utter despair filled discouragement experienced by Marie Kenning is unmistakable.
Chris Whitley as the police officer bemused, not really believing until it is nearly too late, is a likeable fellow we hope will get his head on straight before it is too late for Marie and little Rebecca. The twists and turns of the plot are interesting and carried out well in the romantic thriller wherein a little romance and a whole lot of thriller combine into one excellent tale.
Entertaining book, highly recommended.
Author Elizabeth Delisi is also a professional editor for several electronic
publishers, as well as for individuals. She's a staff writer for the web
site NovelAdvice (http://www.noveladvice.com), a newspaper columnist,
and has taught creative writing courses at the community college level.
Elizabeth holds a B.A. in English with a Creative Writing major. She
lives in Kansas with her husband, three children, and dog.
Reviewed by Molly Martin