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Book Review: Murder for the Time Being by Joanie Bruce

16“You’ll pay for this. I’ll get you both.”

Computer expert Lexi Wynn is frightened. Someone is after her, but she doesn’t know why. Is it because of her past or because she was thrust into a deadly bank robbery and might identify the ones responsible? Escaping a failed kidnapping attempt and not sure who to trust, she hopes her specialized skills with computers might flush out the name of the killer. When a tall, dark, and handsome stranger rams into her truck with the hearse he’s driving and puts his life in danger to save hers, can she ignore the attraction she feels for him to concentrate on the killers? Or is God the only one who can save her now?

Drew Sheffield is irritated when a cute lady stops abruptly in front of him and he plows into the back of her pickup. After their initial confrontation, flashbacks of honeysuckle and sassy green eyes linger in his thoughts. When Lexi is threatened, he steps in to help the feisty young woman, in spite of agonizing over a past relationship.

Can Lexi and Drew forget the tragedies of the past and embrace the feelings between them or will ghostly memories snub out the promise of a future together?

What I Loved: What a ride!!! From page one, you’re pulled into an intense story. Bruce brings us the view point of both the good guys and the bad guys here in Murder for the Time Being.  Together, we watch the mystery unravel bit by bit. I loved it so much. My only complaint is that there were several point of view characters to keep up with and I would forget who some of the characters were. But the mystery was well thought out and not so easy to solve even with the bad guy’s POV. For suspense junkies, you’re going to love this! For the rest of us….just read it with the lights on. 😉 Aside from the suspenseful mystery, Bruce crafted a story that was easy to fall into with characters that were easy to root for.

Rating and Recommendation: Even though I kept my lights on while I was reading, I’m happily giving Murder for the Time Being 5 stars. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian Suspense or Christian Contemporary.

~I received a copy from the publisher. I was not compensated for the review or required to give a favorable one. All thoughts are my own.

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