Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Jill Elizabeth Nelson's Reluctant Runaway ~ Reviewed
By Jill Elizabeth Nelson
Published by Multnomah, March 2007
Reluctant Runaway is book two of the To Catch a Thief series from Multnomah in which suspense author Jill Elizabeth Nelson continues her fast-paced, exhilarating adventure filled with danger and just a hint of romance. This time Nelson takes readers on a mind-spinning race to find out why a young mother has disappeared.
Involved in an occult called The Inner Witness, Karen Webb seems to have abandoned her husband and newborn baby. Since nothing related to her disappearance adds up, it’s not clear if Karen ran away to serve Inner Witness or if she was taken against her will. Karen’s departure doesn’t make sense to her Aunt Max, especially since her niece’s disappearance might be linked to a robbery at the New Mexico Museum of Art and Anthropology where Karen worked.
Desiree, Max’s best friend and a Boston-based security consultant, knows what she’s doing when she promises Max she will get to the bottom of Karen’s disappearance, but will Desiree’s FBI agent boyfriend, Tony Lucano, get in her way? Overprotective and blinded by his feelings for Desiree, he warns her to stay away from the case, but she has little choice since her own security company was responsible for protecting the museum that was robbed.
When Desiree’s case becomes entangled to one Tony is already working on, they both find themselves caught in a trap of evil. They will need to combine their skills and faith to save Karen and to stop dangerous illegal activities involving big money, museum relics, and the battle of spiritual forces which all come together in a riveting ride that is well worth the read.
Reviewed by Tina Gray