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Monday, February 27, 2023

Cold Light Of Day by Elizabeth Goddard (VBT: Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Partners In Crime Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Cold Light Of Day by author Elizabeth Goddard!

Book Review

Cold Light Of Day by Elizabeth Goddard
Book 1: Missing In Alaska Series
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: February 7, 2023
Format: Hardcover - 329 pages
               Paperback - 336 pages
               Audiobook - 9 Hours 45 Minutes
               Kindle - 8836 KB
               Nook - 10 MB
ISBN (HC): 978-0800742720
ISBN (PB): 978-0800742041
ASIN (Audiobook): B0BP9CQZPM
ASIN (Kindle): B0B6Q6PXBQ
BNID: 978-1493439775
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Buy The Book:

Buy The Series: Missing In Alaska Series
Book 1: Cold Light Of Day
Book 2: Shadows At Dusk

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime.

Book Description:

Police Chief Autumn Long is fighting to keep her job in the quiet Alaska town of Shadow Gap when an unexpected string of criminal activity leaves her with a wounded officer, unexplained murders, and even an attack on her own father. Despite her mistrust of outsiders, she turns to Grier Brenner, a newcomer who seems to have the skills and training Autumn needs to face this threat to her community.

Grier is in Alaska for the same reason so many others are–to disappear–when Chief Long enlists his help. He emerges from the shadows and proves his mettle, but his presence in her life could be a deadly trap for them both. If his secret is exposed, all will be lost. And he’s not sure even Autumn could save him. As the stakes rise and the dangers increase, Autumn and Grier must rely on each other to extinguish the deadly threats. 

Praise for Cold Light of Day: 

“Thrilling!” DiAnn Mills, author of Concrete Evidence 

“An exhilarating, page-turning race to the finish!” Carrie Stuart Parks, bestselling author of Relative Silence 

“Gripping and hard-hitting.” James R. Hannibal, award-winning author of Elysium Tide 

“Elizabeth Goddard has created a novel that immerses the reader in small-town Alaska. From the first page, it’s a race to stay alive and solve a number of ever-spiraling mysteries. I highly recommend this novel.” Cara Putman, award-winning author of Flight Risk and Lethal Intent 

“A simmering romantic suspense with an explosive ending. Once more Goddard proves she is a master storyteller and deserving of her place as one of the best Christian romantic suspense authors of our time.” Mary Alford, author of Among the Innocent

My Book Review:

In Cold Light Of Day, book one of the Missing In Alaska Series, author Elizabeth Goddard transports the reader to Shadow Gap, Alaska for an intriguing Romantic Suspense story that will keep the reader guessing and turning the pages.

Autumn Long is the police chief in Shadow Gap, Alaska. Autumn took over the position two years ago when her dad, then police chief Miles Long, suffered a permanent disability from an accident and had to retire. Now Autumn is fighting to keep her job due to local politics within the city council.  

Grier Brenner is a newcomer to Shadow Gap. He's been in town for a few months, and has come there to disappear, lay low and live off the grid, and he doesn't want to attract any unwanted attention. 

But when criminal activity and unexplained murders occur in the town, Autumn reaches out to Grier for his assistance, and he reluctantly teams up with her, and they are determined to find out who is behind the recent criminal activity, especially when buried secrets and a connection between their pasts puts a target on both of their lives. 

Author Elizabeth Goddard weaves a fast-paced and suspenseful tale written in the third person alternating narrative that follows police chief Autumn Long and Grier Brenner as they team up to investigate and solve the recent criminal activity and unexplained murder cases, while dealing with threats and danger that lurk around every corner. 

I loved reading this action-packed story. Autumn and Grier's investigation kept me intrigued as their unlikely partnership brings two people with a lot of buried secrets and past baggage together, especially when a connection behind their pasts puts them both in danger. And if that isn't enough, Autumn and Grier have a potential romantic connection that they both try to deny.

The reader will be easily drawn into this well written story with its richly descriptive setting and plot that will keep them guessing as family dysfunction and buried secrets, possible motives, and clues are uncovered during the investigation. Just when you think you figured out who is targeting Autumn and Grier, the author provides enough intriguing twists and turns that keeps the reader in suspense and guessing until the surprising conclusion. 

Cold Light Of Day has enough drama, tension, action, dark secrets, angsty romance, and unexpected twists and turns that will take the reader on one heck of a thrilling roller coaster ride.


About The Author

Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than fifty novels, including Cold Light Of Day and the Rocky Mountain Courage and Uncommon Justice series. Her books have sold over one million copies. She is a Carol Award winner and a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to find inspiration for her next book, and serving with her husband in ministry.

Contest Giveaway

This is a giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Tours for Elizabeth Goddard. See the widget for entry terms and conditions. Void where prohibited. The giveaway is for: 1 Gift Package including a Physical Copy of Cold Light of Day

Virtual Book Tour Event

Tour Participants:

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02/20 Review @ Savings in Seconds

02/21 Showcase @ Cassidys Bookshelves

02/22 Review @ Inkwell Inspirations

02/22 Showcase @ Books, Ramblings, and Tea

02/23 Guest post @ The Book Divas Reads

02/23 Showcase @ BOOK REVIEWS by LINDA MOORE

02/24 Showcase @ Silvers Reviews

02/25 Review @ Reading Is My SuperPower

02/26 Review @ The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife

02/27 Review @ Book Reviews From an Avid Reader

02/27 Review @ Jersey Girl Book Reviews

02/28 Review @ Reads & Screens

02/28 Review @ Rozierreadsandwine


03/02 Guest post @ The Mystery of Writing

03/02 Review @ Urban Book Reviews

03/03 Review @ Lynchburg Reads

03/03 Review @ Paws. Read. Repeat

03/04 Review @ mokwip8991

03/05 Review @ coffee&ink

03/06 Review @ Splashes of Joy

03/06 Showcase @ Im Into Books

03/08 Review @ Wall-to-wall Books

03/09 Review @ Avonna Loves Genres

03/10 Review @ Guatemala Paula Loves to Read

03/11 Review @ leannebookstagram

03/12 Review @ melissas_bookshelf

03/12 Showcase @ The Mystery Section

03/15 Review @ elaine_sapp65

03/15 Review @ Read Review Rejoice

03/15 Showcase @ The Authors Harbor

03/16 Interview @ Book World Reviews

03/16 Review @ Celticladys Reviews

03/17 Interview @ Read Review Rejoice

03/17 Review @ Melissa As Blog

03/18 Guest post @ Mythical Books

03/20/Review @ Bring on Lemons

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Weekly Book Mail: 2/19-25/2023


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Saturday, February 11, 2023

Weekly Book Mail: 2/5-11/2023


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