Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Relentless Pursuit by Kathy Herman

Relentless Pursuit: A Novel (Secrets of Roux River Bayou, #3)Book Description:
Rich with the Cajun flavors of south Louisiana, this final book in the Secrets of Roux River Bayou Series is a story of what it means to find true peace in an uncertain world.
 Sax Landry left home at seventeen to escape his father’s abuse, leaving his mother and sister to fend for themselves. Now, twenty-eight years later, both parents are dead, and guilt compels him to find his sister and make peace. His search leads to Les Barbes, Louisiana, where authorities fear a bio-terrorist has injected cyanide into juice cartons and fresh produce at the grocery store. People are dead. It’s not safe. Sax stays, fearing death less than living another day without peace. A divine appointment is about to change all that forever.

My Thoughts:
Loved this visit to Louisiana.  Sax is trying to track down the baby sister he left behind years ago.  He was escaping abuse but left her to endure it and now he has so much guilt that it has encompassed his life.  He is a musician but after a 3 year search, he will take as long as it takes off to finally talk to her.  While looking for her, he winds up in Les Barbes just as a rash of murders takes place and the police are investigating any lead they can find.
This was such a great book.  There is extreme happiness, sadness, anger, betrayal, love, and everything in between.  I liked most of the characters and the three older men in the restaurant were my favorite.  I loved how the author wove in that forgiveness isn't deserved or earned, but given.  God gives it to us and we do the same for those that have wronged us.  It isn't easy but it is following his example.  Great characters, suspenseful and compelling story, all in all a great book.
This was a 5/5 for  me.  I plan to go back and read the earlier books in this series. Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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