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An environmental crisis is the last thing clean-water crusader Eve Jackson expected in her hometown. She's used to taking on powerful DC politicians in her fight, but when a baby in Safe Harbor, Florida, shows mysterious signs of possible poisoning, the danger hits painfully close to home, stirring memories of her own mother's death.

Eve's search leads her to the Sutton Ranch, now run by her high school crush, Cole. Focused on keeping the family business afloat as a series of deformed calves are born to his herd, Cole has no time for Eve's crusade. But as her unwelcome questioning ostracizes her from locals, Cole's irritation turns to intrigue - about the source of the poisoned water and the tenacious, loyal, and passionate woman determined to help.

As Eve digs deeper into Cole's operation, she sees her suspicion of Sutton Ranch may be misplaced. Yet she can't shake the feeling that his ranch, and perhaps his past, hold the answers she seeks. When the sabotage escalates, the two must work together to uncover the culprit - if they can survive the investigation.

©2017 Connie Neumann (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • sophie
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 01-15-18

Entertained - but not a great work

This book, as well as the first in the series - Tangled Lies - are decent plots, but the stories are not well organized and the characters frequently take leaps that are simply not logical. Nevertheless, I was entertained and enjoyed the books.

Jacquie Floyd is an "ok" narrator for the main characters - but she makes secondary characters sound like little old men or little old ladies - or someone that doesn't have any teeth in their mouth. I think a different narrator that didn't try so hard at changing her voice or creating different inflections would improve the overall story-line. I"ll probably read the next in the series - but I doubt that I will listen to it.

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Excusing Domestic Abuse

While the majority of Hidden Threat was well-written and entertaining, I was disgusted that domestic abuse was casually excused and minimized.

Cole Sutton's father viciously beat both his wife and son, yet Cole's mother believed it was her Christian duty to stay with her cruel husband and meekly submit to physical assault. She actually lectured Eve on how to be a good wife and mother, as if allowing an innocent child to be beaten regularly made her mother of the year.

Although I normally appreciate Christian books that promote kindness, compassion and generosity, I am horrified when religion is subverted to justify violent and degrading behavior.

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Good read

This book had the right mix of mystery, romance and action. The narrator did a really good job with all the different voices.