Saturday, March 5, 2011

Deadly Ties by Vicki Hinze

Book Description:
A horrific crime shatters Lisa Harper’s idyllic childhood. Her father is dead and her desperate mother, Annie, quickly marries Dutch Hauk, an abusive monster who soon reveals his hatred for Lisa. To protect her, Annie defies her ruthless husband and forfeits custody to a trusted friend. Enraged, Dutch vows to keep Annie and Lisa apart—and he does. Years later, though keenly aware of Dutch’s evil intent, Lisa and her mother seize a chance to be a family, safe in a home where love dwells. But they fail to fathom how far Dutch will go to keep his vow.
Determined to control his women, Dutch proves resourceful. His associates in crime are feared at the highest levels across the globe—and for Lisa they plan a fate worse than death. Yet she too has formidable connections, including former Special Operations Officer Mark Taylor. Burdened by his own traumatic past, Mark has loved Lisa from afar. Now, for Lisa and her mother to survive, Mark must risk his life—and even more difficult for him, he must trust God. All as one question haunts them: Can Mark and Lisa untangle these deadly ties before it’s too late?

My Thoughts
This is a great book. Lisa witnesses her father's murder and suppresses it. Her mother, in seeming desperation, marries Dutch Hauk and because of that winds up giving up her rights to Lisa. Custody of Lisa is given over to a friend and for years there is no contact between mother and daughter. The trouble begins when Lisa is old enough to free her mother from Dutch's abuse, but he's vowed to keep them apart!
Lisa is a great character. She's had a hard life but doesn't let that stop her. I felt for Mark, with his history and issues, you can't help but feel empathy! The way the past and present are entertwined is slowly revealed. The support characters are great and you get to know them well. I am ready for the next book in this series!
I rate this one a 5/5. It kept my attention the whole way through and was good supspense!

Thank you to Waterbrook for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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