Lynette Eason does it again with the third Elite Guardians novel, “Moving Target.” Wow, just wow!
Reminiscent of the classic short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” Eason takes her readers on a heart-thumping, adrenaline-packed story featuring kidnappings, murders, revenge and deadly games.
Elite member Maddy McKay gets drawn into a case her is-he-or-isn’t-he-her-boyfriend Detective Quinn Holcombe is investigating — a series of mysterious disappearances — when each receives a note similar to notes received in conjunction with the missing cases.
When Maddy and Quinn are drawn into a deadly cat-and-mouse game on an isolated island, they grow even closer together, and closer to God as they work together to determine who could be behind the macabre game and disappearances. And they must figure out if this case has anything to do with their prior lives in law enforcement.
“Moving Target” is an amazing suspense novel, filled with just the right amount of romance. Eason does a great job of dropping just enough hints as to “whodunnit,” without giving it away too early in the story. And with the return of the Elite Guardians ladies Olivia, Katie and Haley; Quinn’s partner, Bree; two adorable doggies, Sherlock and Watson; and the perpetrator or perpetrators, Eason does a great job of developing a great and intriguing cast of characters.
But beside being a fantastic suspense novel, “Moving Target” is filled with a plethora of gems and life lessons. With trust being a major theme throughout the novel, it shows us that we especially need to trust God, even through the injustices of life. It also teaches us about the need to let go of anger; remembering God is always working, even when it doesn’t seem like it; and tackles the hard topics of family relations, depression and suicide.
Eason never disappoints, and once again she hits a home run with “Moving Target.” Anyone who loves a great suspense novel will love this book, as well as those who like a little romance and a little spiritual guidance. I can’t wait to read Haley’s story this summer in “Chasing Secrets.”
Five stars out of five.
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
“Moving Target” (Elite Guardians series, #3) by Lynette Eason