Not This Time
by Vicki Hinze
Book synopsis from the publisher:
Small town scandal. International terrorist attack. Who among them is the traitor? Sara and Beth have built a multi-million dollar business together, but their once solid friendship is now strained. Beth is leery of Sara's husband, and when he is kidnapped, authorities consider Beth their prime suspect. Then, their small town of Seagrove Village is rocked by an act of terrorism, and Beth doesn't know who to trust. Someone she knows is linked to the attack, but who? Is there a connection to Crossroads Crisis Center? In the midst of confusion and fear, Beth finds herself attracted to a man from her past. She knows she shouldn't fall in love with him, but she can't resist or even explain their bond. As her world unravels around her, she wonders, is it possible to be beyond redemption?
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Last year I read the first two books in the Crossroads Crisis Center series (read my review of Deadly Ties here), and loved them. It didn't take me very long into Not This Time to remember why I loved the first two books so much. Hinze is an expert at creating memorable and believable characters that stay in the mind long after the reader is finished with a book. All of the twists and turns with NINA (the terrorist organization in the book), Sara and Robert's relationship, and Beth and Joe's fledgling relationship had me turning pages (on my Kindle) as fast as I could to find out what would happen! I would highly recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys suspense!! This one gets a 5!
You can read the first chapter here: http://multnomahemails.com/wbmlt/pdf/NotThisTimeSneakPeek.pdf. Also, if you are interested in hearing what Vicki Hinze has to say about her book, you can listen to a podcast here: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/blog/2012/02/21/podcast-not-this-time-by-vicki-hinze/.
About the author:
Vicki Hinze is an award-winning author of multiple novels including Forget Me Not and Deadly Ties. Hinze's willingness to take risks in writing and genre has earned her a reputation for trail-blazing skill. She holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing and a Doctorate of Philosophy, Theocentric Business & Ethics and served as vice president on the International Thriller Writers Board of Directors. She lives in Florida with her husband.