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Monday, September 23, 2013

Review & Giveaway! Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris

Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris
Southern Crimes: Book 1
Revell / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:
She's dedicated her life to ending violence. But has she moved too deep into a treacherous world?

When two Jane Does are killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, detective and behavioral specialist Avery North discovers they share something in common--a magnolia tattoo on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. As they venture deep into a sinister criminal world, Avery and Jackson are taken to the very edge of their abilities--and their hearts.

Dangerous Passage exposes a fully realized and frightening world where every layer peeled back reveals more challenges ahead. You'll be hooked from the start.

My rating:
My thoughts:

Dangerous Passage is the first book I've read by Lisa Harris and, while I didn't enjoy it as much as I had anticipated, I did like the book as a whole and really enjoyed the last third.

I liked the characters and it was nice how Avery and Jackson were already dating, so it didn't seem like an insta-romance. There were some surprises in Dangerous Passage, and I was particularly surprised by one thing but, to avoid spoilers, I won't say what it was.

The only real negative I had was that the story seemed a little slow at times. I could easily put the book down and not feel a desire to continue reading.

Still, Dangerous Passage was a good read and I especially enjoyed the last 100 or so pages. I don't think it's a book I'll reread, but I do plan on reading the next book in this series. If you enjoy romantic suspense, you might also like Dangerous Passage.

*I received this book for free for my honest review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.* 

Available September 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

I'm giving away my print copy of Dangerous Passage! It's used, but still in pretty good condition. Giveaway is only open to US residents (sorry to those who live outside of the US). Ends 10/8

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  1. Sounds like it has potential... thanks for the give away and the invite!

  2. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Dangerous Passage!


  3. I had not heard of this book or author before. Thanks for sharing. It sounds like on of those books you like, but not love.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. That's exactly it! I liked it, but didn't love it. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  4. This isn't the kind of book I usually read, but it sounds good. Maybe I will win it and I can read it and find out.


  5. I would love a chance to read this book.

  6. This book sounds so interesting to read Renee! I would absolutely love to read it. I love mysteries books.

  7. I enjoy romantic suspense, so this sounds like a book right my alley. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  8. This sounds like something in a similar vein to Lynette Eason or Irene Brannon novels. I would love a chance to read it!

  9. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy! The library has been slow at getting it, and I've been looking forward to getting my hands on one!

  10. Thanks for giving away your book! Sounds like a good one.

  11. I love reading suspense so i think i would enjoy this

  12. Thanks for another fun giveaway!! Sounds like this book has potential!


  13. I enjoy romantic suspense and this sounds interesting.

  14. I'm very intrigued by this book. Looking forward to reading it.
    Barbara Thompson

  15. I've been wanting to read a book by Lisa Harris. This one sounds like a good one to try. I generally enjoy books set in the South. Thank you for the opportunity to win Dangerous Passage.

  16. Melanie thank you for your honest review. I have the same thing happen. I just did a review on an author who I truly love, but her last book just didn't click with me. Thank you for sharing.

  17. sounds like a good storyline. Thank you for your review!

  18. I generally like mysteries so this will be on my to read list. The characters sound interesting. Thanks.

  19. Would love to win and review - jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

  20. This sounds like a good book to read and review! Thanks for the opportunity!


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