An abducted child and the search for her 21 years later... Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard (Review & #Giveaway)

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Never Let Go
(Uncommon Justice #1)
By Elizabeth Goddard
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
February 5th 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company


The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up.

Forensic genealogist Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather's footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from a hospital more than twenty years ago. When someone makes an attempt on Willow's life to keep her from discovering the truth, help will come from an unexpected source.

Ex-FBI agent--and Willow's ex-flame--Austin McKade readily offers to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they'll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he's spent much of his life trying to forget--and put Willow's tender heart at risk.


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My Review

NEVER LET GO is the start of a new romantic suspense series that offers plenty of romance and suspenseful action. There is a strong inspirational element woven through the story as well as plenty of mysteries and friendships. An entertaining read.

What I liked about the story:
- I really liked these characters! Willow and Austin are definitely leading characters readers can cheer on and connect with. They both have weaknesses and strengths, but I like how they were single-minded in finding the truth and trying to protect those who were in danger.
- The inspirational element was woven through the entire story and felt genuine to these characters.
- There were plenty of twists and suspense.
- The romance was super sweet.
- I liked that this story focused on a forensic genealogist, which is something I haven't seen before in literature and seems prevalent for today with all the DNA texts and genealogy lines that people search for.

What I didn't like about the story:
- I would have liked the romance to not be so immediate. The two main characters had all this backstory, but as a reader, I was never involved in that story. It's alluded too, but it didn't quite feel genuine and I just didn't feel the chemistry between these two. There were also lots of moments where the characters were thinking about each other and about their emotions when it felt weird that it would be the first thing on their minds as they were in the middle of these crazy situations. The romance aspect just felt heavy to me and overdone.
- Quite a few of the suspenseful elements didn't work for me. I felt like the bad guys had it much too easy and the good guys who were properly trained allowed things to happen that shouldn't have - at least not in the way they did. It just rubbed me wrong.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was an overall enjoyable story. I would have liked more development in some areas, but other aspects of the story I did enjoy.

Content: Some violence, but clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through JustReadTours, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Photo Credit: Emilie Hendryx

Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the Carol Award–winning The Camera Never Lies. Her Mountain Cove series books have been finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Awards and the Carol Awards. Goddard is a seventh-generation Texan and can be found online at

Tour-Wide Giveaway

(2) winners will win a copy of Never Let Go & swag from the publisher, Revell.

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