Thursday, September 29, 2016

ARC Review: In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle

In Safe Hands
Author: Katie Ruggle
Series: Search and Rescue
Publication: Sourcebooks Casablanca (October 4, 2016)

Description: In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...

It's all come down to this... 

Daisy Little has lived in agoraphobic terror for over eight years. Trapped within a prison of her own making, she watches time pass through her bedroom window. Daisy knows she'll never be a part of the world...until the day she becomes the sole witness of a terrible crime that may finally tear the Search and Rescue brotherhood apart for good.

My Thoughts: This is the final book in the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue series. Daisy Little has been stuck in her house ever since she saw her mother killed in a robbery. She has a raging case of agoraphobia. She keeps track of the world through her upstairs bedroom window. One night she sees what she thinks is a man with a sheriff's department vehicle hauling something out of the for sale house across the street. Daisy believes that it is a body.

Her only contact to the outside world except for her father who travels a lot is Chris who is a sheriff's deputy. Chris has been her friend and her support ever since her mother died. He was, in fact, the deputy who took down the shooter. When she calls the police to report what she saw, she draws the attention of the sheriff who seems to be doing all he can to make her look like a crazy, attention-seeking publicity hound.

Chris gradually introduces Daisy to his circle of friends allowing us to catch up with the romantic pairs from the earlier books in the series. Together, the women put all the various pieces of the crime wave from arson to murder together to come up with a suspect. Then, they just have to convince the men, especially Chris, that they have found the right suspect.

This was an engaging story with all sorts of suspenseful scenes. I liked the way Daisy's world gradually expanded as she opened up to a new group of friends who accept her as she is but, at the same time, encourage her to become more.

Since we found out who the murder was at the end of the previous book, his identity wasn't the new thing in this book. However, bringing him to justice wasn't going to be an easy thing to do since he held the position he did.

This was an engaging series filled with interesting characters and really great romances.

Favorite Quote:
"When I heard that you didn't leave the house, a picture of an Amish grandma popped into my head." It was random and weird. That happens to me a lot."

"Mental pictures of Amish grandmothers?"

"Well, sometimes. But mostly random and weird thoughts."
I got this eARC from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this series and look forward to what she writes next.


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