Dangerous Passages

Title:  Dangerous Passages (Southern Crimes Book 1)
Author:  Lisa Harris
Pages:  320
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Revell
As the pages of the novel were turning, I remembered some television shows I watched growing up.  Shows like Hill Street Blues or Barney Miller, or the one where a writer also helped solved cases the main character was played by Angela Lansbury do you remember the title of this particular show?  In any case, novels that center on crime, legal areas as well as lawyers have always drawn my attention.  While novels, movies and television portray crime and other themes like those mentioned above, none of us is ignorant to the reality being worse.   One aspect of this type of fiction is playing the detective part in trying to put together the pieces of a puzzle in a way that brings about the correct conclusion.
Here Lisa Harris’ Dangerous Passages reveals just enough in each chapter to add one layer of information, questions, action and suspense to draw the reader in and unable to put it down until the final closing of the book.  What I like about the story is that several threads are running throughout the tale simultaneously though not in a way that distracts or discourages the audience.  There is a quality of realism brought to the characters, plot and story line that helps brings a person to the pages with keen interest.  One theme is justice not just for one person or crime, but a multitude.  Another is forgiveness as well as relying on God to make it a reality as the players walk it out in the story.  Some other threads can be identified as love, romance, family and teamwork.  Let’s see what you discover when you read it.
Lisa Harris is a new author to me personally, and this novel is a grand slam home run!  I couldn’t put the novel down.  The more pieces or clues that were revealed, the more I wanted to know the ending!  Upon coming to the ending, it left some things open which I hope come to fruition in a sequel.  Maybe the author wanted to show that unlike movies, books or television not everything is tied up neatly at the conclusion, not in real life anyway.  Don’t miss this novel!  Make time to read, experience the journey with the characters and then pass it on to someone you know who enjoys reading too.
My rating is 5 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457

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