Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Review: Wilderness Peril by Elizabeth Goddard

wilderness-perilIntense action and deep-set passions set Wilderness Peril at the top of my list of favorites!

Elizabeth Goddard weaves a gripping plot that begins in the first paragraph and doesn’t release until the final pages of the book. The plan seems simple enough for airplane mechanic, Shay Ridiker; fix a broken plane that her company needs to repossess and let the pilot fly it back to the base. Normal, routine …

Except that the plane is in a remote part of Alaska. And the owner isn’t quite ready to let go of his only means of escape.

Enter her guide and pseudo-bodyguard, Rick Savage. Shay has had experience with this guy before, back when he pointed a gun in her face. Her trust level in Rick hovers near zero, but her interest in him lingers. Whatever the case, the ghosts that haunt the man make it difficult for Shay to feel at all secure around him, yet he’s the only one upon whom she can depend.

A missing man, another who is full of secrets, and a lady mechanic trying to prove that she can succeed in what most would consider a man’s world: the characters drive this story equally as well as the plot. The tension is excruciating at times and the romance focuses more on virtues of the characters rather than just the appearance.

All in all, this is an extremely satisfying read, well-written with attention to details. And these characters will stay with me for some time – definitely the sign of a great book!

Your Turn: What traits do you think a book must have to be memorable?

I received a free copy of Wilderness Peril in return for an honest review.

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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