Never Let Go (Uncommon Justice #1)
As a forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather's footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from the hospital more than twenty years ago. The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up when someone makes an attempt on her life to keep her from discovering the truth.Ex-FBI agent--and Willow's ex-flame--Austin McKade readily offers his help to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they'll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he's spent much of his life trying to forget. And even if it puts Willow's tender heart at risk.In this fast-paced and emotional page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps the stakes high, the romantic tension sparking, and the outcome uncertain until the very end.

Never Let Go (Uncommon Justice #1) Details

TitleNever Let Go (Uncommon Justice #1)
Author
ReleaseFeb 5th, 2019
PublisherFleming H. Revell Company
ISBN-139780800729844
Rating
GenreFiction, Suspense, Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Christian

Never Let Go (Uncommon Justice #1) Review

  • Deanne Patterson
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book I've read by this author and I want to know why? Why haven't I read her books before? Right from the prologue of the story I was hooked! This book is really intense it takes us through the wilds of Wyoming. I loved reading the description of the rugged terrain as forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson and Ex-FBI agent--and Willow's ex-flame--Austin McKade traverse it just to survive. I loved seeing how Austin does everything in his power to protect Willow, even putting his This is the first book I've read by this author and I want to know why? Why haven't I read her books before? Right from the prologue of the story I was hooked! This book is really intense it takes us through the wilds of Wyoming. I loved reading the description of the rugged terrain as forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson and Ex-FBI agent--and Willow's ex-flame--Austin McKade traverse it just to survive. I loved seeing how Austin does everything in his power to protect Willow, even putting his own life on the line. We all need a protector like this! I was holding my breath a few times as I read how things were played out in the high intensity parts.I eagerly look forward to reading Uncommon Justice, the next book in this series coming Fall 2019 from Revell.Published February 5th 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company I received a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you. All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Susan Sleeman
    January 1, 1970
    In this fast-paced and emotional page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps the stakes high, the romantic tension sparking, and the outcome uncertain until the very end.Do you ever pick up a book and from the first page you know it’s going to really good? Well, Never Let Go, book one in Elizabeth Goddard’s new Uncommon Justice Series is one of those books. The opening scene is so powerful that you can’t stop reading before the scene ends. And then, when you finish the opening, Godda In this fast-paced and emotional page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps the stakes high, the romantic tension sparking, and the outcome uncertain until the very end.Do you ever pick up a book and from the first page you know it’s going to really good? Well, Never Let Go, book one in Elizabeth Goddard’s new Uncommon Justice Series is one of those books. The opening scene is so powerful that you can’t stop reading before the scene ends. And then, when you finish the opening, Goddard has done her job superbly, and you can’t put down the book but have to read the entire story to find out how the prologue resolves. As an author, I really appreciate her skill in doing so!But don’t think reading on is a hardship because Goddard had added such lovely characters and plot twists a plenty in the book that you will want to keep reading. It’s a real emotional page-turner with a splendid romance woven in, and a suspense plot that keeps the story moving at a fast pace. I can hardly wait for the second book in the series.So do yourself a favor and pick up your copy today. You won’t be sorry you did
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  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! Never Let Go was an intense story! This is one of my favorite books that this author has written. It was so interesting to watch as Willow and Austin worked to piece together the decades old kidnapping mystery, while trying to stay alive!I loved the beautiful and rugged setting of Wyoming. It lent a wildness to the story that kept me on edge as I tried to work out who was behind the kidnapping of Jamie Mason. It was hard to know who to trust and clear that someone did not want their secret Wow! Never Let Go was an intense story! This is one of my favorite books that this author has written. It was so interesting to watch as Willow and Austin worked to piece together the decades old kidnapping mystery, while trying to stay alive!I loved the beautiful and rugged setting of Wyoming. It lent a wildness to the story that kept me on edge as I tried to work out who was behind the kidnapping of Jamie Mason. It was hard to know who to trust and clear that someone did not want their secret to become known.The second chance love story between Willow and Austin was wonderful and left me feeling happy for all they had come through. What a great start to a new series!I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.You can read this review on my blog:https://brittreadsfiction.wordpress.c...
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  • Lilian
    January 1, 1970
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  • Melissa Henderson
    January 1, 1970
    The first page and the first paragraph grabbed my attention. I couldn't wait to read the whole story and find the outcome. From a stolen child to long hidden secrets, this story kept me guessing until the end. Powerful, full of mystery and action. Great story. I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required.
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  • Trixi
    January 1, 1970
    The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up. Fast-paced and action-packed, Elizabeth Goddard writes a riveting full length romantic suspense that will keep your heart pumping and glued to the pages! A twenty-one year old cold-case investigation turns deadly in a quick hurry when Willow Anderson continues what her late grandpa JT started. Working alongside ex-boyfriend Austin McKade to find the culprit behind the attacks on her, will test these two to the limits!The romantic angst is j The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up. Fast-paced and action-packed, Elizabeth Goddard writes a riveting full length romantic suspense that will keep your heart pumping and glued to the pages! A twenty-one year old cold-case investigation turns deadly in a quick hurry when Willow Anderson continues what her late grandpa JT started. Working alongside ex-boyfriend Austin McKade to find the culprit behind the attacks on her, will test these two to the limits!The romantic angst is just as strong as the suspense angst and really ramps up the tension! Watching these two work through the reasons their relationship didn't last years ago kept me rooting for them. Finding common ground is going to take determination and hard work not to mention trying to stay focused on the task at hand. Goddard paces this with many twists and turns. She keeps you guessing as to who is behind the threatening notes and danger to Willow. Her first novel published by Revell really lets her creativity & writing style shine! I had a hard time putting this down and the pace really picked up for me at the halfway point. I also loved getting to know Austin's brother Heath and look forward to reading his story in the next book!If you like fast-paced action, knife-edged danger around every corner, and romantic angst Goddard delivers in this one. I'm already a huge fan of hers reading her Love Inspired novels and was pleasantly satisfied with Never Let Go !*I received a complimentary copy from Revell publishing on the authors behalf. I was under no obligation to leave a favorable review, all opinions are my own. *
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  • Kara
    January 1, 1970
    Everything was gone. Including Austin. No...She couldn't count on his help or seeing him again. That was for the best. Time to ignore the way her heart beat when she was near him. She wouldn't think about him. She couldn't afford to. It would destroy her resolve to pick up the pieces.Willow is trying to decide whether to even work on her grandfather's last case before he was accidentally killed when she herself experiences a dangerous trauma. She hasn't even processed her grandfather's death an Everything was gone. Including Austin. No...She couldn't count on his help or seeing him again. That was for the best. Time to ignore the way her heart beat when she was near him. She wouldn't think about him. She couldn't afford to. It would destroy her resolve to pick up the pieces.Willow is trying to decide whether to even work on her grandfather's last case before he was accidentally killed when she herself experiences a dangerous trauma. She hasn't even processed her grandfather's death and her world is shattered once more. When Austin, her ex, shows up concerned and wanting to help, she must decide what the next step is. Is she qualified to take on an FBI cold case and is it worth risking her life over?The prologue chapter had me immediately intrigued and eager to find out what happens next. Despite Austin's secrets, he really is a thoughtful and honorable guy. TWICE there is cheesecake courtesy of Austin in this story and TWICE it goes uneaten because of the circumstances!I had NO idea who the bad guy was, but I had two people I greatly suspected. I was wrong and even got lost with several characters that were connected in the Wyoming part of the story. However, the author brilliantly describes the scenery there and it really is breathtaking from this story. Also loved the piece of jewelry Austin buys. Even though we never "meet" JT, the grandfather, his spirit lives on through the plot.It was such a thrill reading Goddard's first full length novel and WHAT a page turner it is!! This book TRULY kept me up HOURS past my bedtime through the last 100 pages or so. Austin and his brother, Heath, are true heroes and looking forward to Uncommon Justice, Book TWO later this year!I received a copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
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  • Susan Snodgrass
    January 1, 1970
    'Protection poured off him as if he wore armor and held up a shield to defend her.'When Willow Anderson's forensic genealogist grandfather, whom she works with, dies in an accident, she decides to continue the case he was working on at the time of his death. Twenty one years ago, a baby girl was stolen from the hospital and her mother has been looking for her all this time. The mother is now dying of leukemia and desperately wants to find her daughter before time runs out. Austin McKade, who had 'Protection poured off him as if he wore armor and held up a shield to defend her.'When Willow Anderson's forensic genealogist grandfather, whom she works with, dies in an accident, she decides to continue the case he was working on at the time of his death. Twenty one years ago, a baby girl was stolen from the hospital and her mother has been looking for her all this time. The mother is now dying of leukemia and desperately wants to find her daughter before time runs out. Austin McKade, who had a not so nice break up with Willow several years earlier, was called in by her grandfather to work the case and she was not informed about that. When an attempt is made on Willow's life, Austin decides to step back in and help with the case. Austin will just have to face the mistakes of his past if he's to try to keep Willow alive and help her solve this case.Goddard starts off strong here and the action keeps up at a steady pace throughout, with added layers thrown in to keep readers guessing. And guess they do. I was completely surprised at the ending. This one is fast paced and well done. The tension continues to mount during the reading and it's hard to put the book down. Recommended.*My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinions stated here are my own.
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  • Suzie Waltner
    January 1, 1970
    In her first foray from the shorter, category fiction, Elizabeth Goddard gives readers a book with enough twists and turns to rival the Wyoming mountain roads.From the prologue to the almost immediate danger Willow finds herself in, I was caught up in this story. What really happened to Willow’s grandfather? Between Austin and Willow? To the baby? So many unanswered questions!Admittedly, there was more introspection—especially on Austin’s part—than I usually like in my romantic suspense leads. S In her first foray from the shorter, category fiction, Elizabeth Goddard gives readers a book with enough twists and turns to rival the Wyoming mountain roads.From the prologue to the almost immediate danger Willow finds herself in, I was caught up in this story. What really happened to Willow’s grandfather? Between Austin and Willow? To the baby? So many unanswered questions!Admittedly, there was more introspection—especially on Austin’s part—than I usually like in my romantic suspense leads. Seriously, there came a pint where I was like, “Suck it up and tell her already.” However, it does give readers insight into the dynamic between Austin and Willow.I have always appreciated the fact that Goddard pays attention for some lesser featured law enforcement. Never Let Go is no exception with a forensic genealogist and a former member of a child abduction response team. Lots of suspects, intense action, and well-developed secondary characters (fingers crossed that Charlie gets some cameos in the upcoming books in the series!) point to success for this series.Disclosure statement:I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Never Let Go ( Uncommon Justice #1 )By: Elizabeth GoddardNever Let Go is book one in a brand new series Uncommon Justice by Elizabeth Goddard. I was drawn in right at the start and did not want to put it down. I was not disappointed. There was several times I caught myself holding my breath. Ms. Goddard has another top winner. Love the story and the characters, both was well written and realistic. Never Let Go is a fast paced page turner that will have you trying to read faster to see what is go Never Let Go ( Uncommon Justice #1 )By: Elizabeth GoddardNever Let Go is book one in a brand new series Uncommon Justice by Elizabeth Goddard. I was drawn in right at the start and did not want to put it down. I was not disappointed. There was several times I caught myself holding my breath. Ms. Goddard has another top winner. Love the story and the characters, both was well written and realistic. Never Let Go is a fast paced page turner that will have you trying to read faster to see what is going to happen next. There is action , danger , suspense , and romance throughout the story. So hold on tight and get ready for the ride of your life as you are drawn into Never let go.The author keeps you guessing till the end. WOW what a story. Cant wait for book two.I was given a complimentary copy of this book, but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
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  • Paula Phillips
    January 1, 1970
    Lately, I have been on a bit of a mystery buzz, and in the past, I had gone off ECF type books as they just seemed to be the same story over and over again. I had never read any of this author's before, but it had captured my attention as featured the case of a baby who was abducted via hospital when it was a few hours old over twenty years ago. Katelyn Mason had just given birth only to have her baby stolen from her; she spent many years searching but eventually ended up as a cold case with the Lately, I have been on a bit of a mystery buzz, and in the past, I had gone off ECF type books as they just seemed to be the same story over and over again. I had never read any of this author's before, but it had captured my attention as featured the case of a baby who was abducted via hospital when it was a few hours old over twenty years ago. Katelyn Mason had just given birth only to have her baby stolen from her; she spent many years searching but eventually ended up as a cold case with the FBI. Given only a few months left to live now twenty-one years later, she wants to try again and went to the experts JT Anderson. He was about to take the case when he was killed in a biking accident. Now his granddaughter Willow has accepted the case, only to have her home burn down. It seems that someone out there doesn't want the baby to be found and is sabotaging it at every stop. What's worst though is that they are even willing to go to extremes and kill for the truth to remain hidden. Enter Austin who was a friend of JT's and a past romantic interest of Willow's. With his expertise and FBI knowledge in CARD which is the search and recuse for missing children, the pair set out to follow the clues which lead to Austin's hometown. Never Let Go was an action-packed book which features something for everyone from the genealogy research side which strongly appealed to me as it's something I am currently trying to do for my Dad and then the romantic suspense side of the original kidnappings and the abductions and dangerous situations that Austin and Willow are put into throughout the book.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Read my full review at: https://grzybee.weebly.com/book-revie...I am very conflicted over this story. As much as I wanted to like it and it falls into a genre (action, mystery, suspense, etc.) that I like, I had a really hard time getting into the story. And I really don't know the reason why I had such a hard time falling into the pages and letting the story sweep me away.
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  • Sarah Grace Grzy
    January 1, 1970
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  • Caitlyn Santi
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsI've read and really enjoyed a couple of books by this author in the past, and so I was really excited to read her Revell debut. I liked this book, but I was a tad disappointed that I didn't love it as much as I had hoped to. Willow and Austin were very good main characters, they were both very strong and admirable people.Their individual back stories were very well written, and it was wonderful to see them each move forward learning to trust in God and leave behind the pain of the past 3.5 StarsI've read and really enjoyed a couple of books by this author in the past, and so I was really excited to read her Revell debut. I liked this book, but I was a tad disappointed that I didn't love it as much as I had hoped to. Willow and Austin were very good main characters, they were both very strong and admirable people.Their individual back stories were very well written, and it was wonderful to see them each move forward learning to trust in God and leave behind the pain of the past. I liked Willow and Austin, but they didn't become favorite characters for me. Charlie, however, did become a favorite, I admired her determination and could totally relate to her deep love for horses! There were a lot of very suspenseful scenes in this book (which I loved!) During the first third of the book the pages seemed to fly and I couldn't stop reading, but after that the story seemed to get bogged down. It did pick up again about 150 pages from the end which was fabulous, but there was a big chunk in the middle that I struggled to get through, and found myself setting the book down without much desire to pick it up again, for this reason it took me a lot longer to read this book than I expected it would. I am a huge nature lover, and I think my favorite thing about this book was the ruggedly stunning backdrop of Wyoming, the surroundings were wonderfully described and made me feel as if I was there! I also love the cover of this book, and how it brings to life the foreboding feeling of a suspense book and depicts the gorgeous mountains and forests. Overall, while I didn't absolutely love this book, I did still enjoy it and will most likely read the next book in the series.Even though this wasn't a favorite for me, I do recommend it to fans of Christian romantic suspense.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Which did not influence my review in any way, all thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.
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  • MJSH
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book I have read by Elizabeth Goddard and I have found another favorite romantic suspense author. Elizabeth Goddard combines fast-paced and action-filled plot with relatable and angst-filled characters. The plot has many layers and surprises that you won't be able to guess who the villain is and the motive until the very end! There are themes of forgiveness, grace, and acceptance of God's mercy infused into the main characters' development. If you are a fan of romantic suspense This is the first book I have read by Elizabeth Goddard and I have found another favorite romantic suspense author. Elizabeth Goddard combines fast-paced and action-filled plot with relatable and angst-filled characters. The plot has many layers and surprises that you won't be able to guess who the villain is and the motive until the very end! There are themes of forgiveness, grace, and acceptance of God's mercy infused into the main characters' development. If you are a fan of romantic suspense, you will not want to miss this one.Willow, our heroine, is determined, feisty, resourceful, and compassionate as a forensic genealogist. She is unfortunately blindsided when family tragedy strikes and gets involved in a case of trying to find a baby who was taken 21 years ago. Austin, her ex-boyfriend, is strong, loyal, and intelligent but lives in a world of regrets and guilt. He's now a private investigator who gets involved in Willow's case due to her grandfather's request. These two work so well together, despite their differences and tumultuous past, and I can't wait to see more of them as the series unfolds. I'm hoping the next book will be about Heath, Austin's oldest brother, since he had a large role in this particular story.I was given a copy of this book by Revell and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
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  • Kelly Tyree
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the action and fast pace. It combines romance, action and suspense to make a great combination. I also love how the characters developed in the book. Willow Anderson is a forensic genealogist who worked alongside her grandfather. When he was killed, Willow picks up the pieces of their business and begins to work the last case her grandfather was working on. She finds herself in danger almost immediately and barely survives. Austin McKade is a former FBI agent I really enjoyed this book. I loved the action and fast pace. It combines romance, action and suspense to make a great combination. I also love how the characters developed in the book. Willow Anderson is a forensic genealogist who worked alongside her grandfather. When he was killed, Willow picks up the pieces of their business and begins to work the last case her grandfather was working on. She finds herself in danger almost immediately and barely survives. Austin McKade is a former FBI agent who was called by Willow's grandfather prior to his death. He was asked to assist on the case her grandfather was working on. Austin and Willow had a previous relationship that ended with both of them being hurt. It does not mean the feelings have died. When Austin learns Willow is in danger, he vows to help her solve the case and to keep her safe. Austin and Willow begin to work together to find a missing girl that was kidnapped as a baby. They follow a trail that takes them to the town Austin grew up in. He has not seen his brothers since their father died. Being in town gives Austin the chance to see his brother and begin to get past his issues. If he wants a future with Willow, he has to get closure of the open wounds he carries. Willow also has to trust Austin in order to follow her heart. But shortly after they arrive, they find themselves in danger again. As Willow and Austin follow the clues to uncover a kidnapping plot, they still have one last thread they have yet to follow and they come face to face with that thread right at the end. It was such a shocking moment in the book. Just when you think the case is solved, it is not. I highly recommend this book. It was very enjoyable and I look forward to reading more exciting books by Goddard. I received an ARC of this book and this is my honest feedback.
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  • Winnie
    January 1, 1970
    Never Let Go drew me right in and kept me turning pages. I was intrigued by the fact that the heroine, Willow Anderson, was a forensic genealogist. It was interesting to learn more about what that involved and how she used her knowledge to help solve cases. Elizabeth Goddard is talented at creating engaging and multi-layered characters. Willow Anderson and Austin McKade are easy to visualize and come to life on the page. A stellar cast of supporting characters added to the story. With a compelli Never Let Go drew me right in and kept me turning pages. I was intrigued by the fact that the heroine, Willow Anderson, was a forensic genealogist. It was interesting to learn more about what that involved and how she used her knowledge to help solve cases. Elizabeth Goddard is talented at creating engaging and multi-layered characters. Willow Anderson and Austin McKade are easy to visualize and come to life on the page. A stellar cast of supporting characters added to the story. With a compelling and complex plot, and lot of adventure and suspense, and a dash of romance, Goddard’s new series is off to a great start. I enjoyed the underlying messages of faith, courage, and forgiveness that added depth to the story. There were a couple of places I felt could have been a bit more tightly written, and at times I was a bit confused by some of the characters, but I felt the author did a great job of unfolding the story layer by layer and keeping the action coming. I would recommend this book and author to those who enjoy romantic suspense.I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a review, and all opinions are my own.
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  • Gina
    January 1, 1970
    I just loved this story. Willow and Austin were such a great team. Their feelings for each other come rushing back after two years apart. With threats and danger abounding on their quest to find a woman's daughter who was kidnapped 21 years ago they tip toe around their past relationship. As Austin shares some things from his past he has hope that maybe they can have a future. A future if they are able to find out who is trying to stop their quest and threatening their lives. I received a compli I just loved this story. Willow and Austin were such a great team. Their feelings for each other come rushing back after two years apart. With threats and danger abounding on their quest to find a woman's daughter who was kidnapped 21 years ago they tip toe around their past relationship. As Austin shares some things from his past he has hope that maybe they can have a future. A future if they are able to find out who is trying to stop their quest and threatening their lives. I received a complimentary copy and I am voluntarily reviewing.
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  • Maddy
    January 1, 1970
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    This latest thriller from Ms. Goddard is a new suspense must-read! Willow Anderson is a forensic genealogist who works with her grandfather. At the beginning of this book, her grandfather has recently died and she begins looking into his active cases. There is only one case he is working on- an infant kidnapping from twenty years ago. After Willow’s life is threatened, she is determined to solve the case. Before he died, Willow’s grandfather had contacted her ex, Austin, for his assistance on th This latest thriller from Ms. Goddard is a new suspense must-read! Willow Anderson is a forensic genealogist who works with her grandfather. At the beginning of this book, her grandfather has recently died and she begins looking into his active cases. There is only one case he is working on- an infant kidnapping from twenty years ago. After Willow’s life is threatened, she is determined to solve the case. Before he died, Willow’s grandfather had contacted her ex, Austin, for his assistance on the case. Austin is a former FBI agent, but now works independently providing protection. Austin and Willow will race the clock to find the missing girl before all of them are killed. This is a thrilling ride through various scenarios. Ms. Goddard leaves you guessing throughout the book as to who is behind the kidnapping. I highly recommend this book!!! You will not be disappointed! ***I was given a free electronic copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. This is my honest opinion. Even though I received this copy free, I have purchased her books before.
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  • Kailey
    January 1, 1970
    Never Let Go is really different than the usual romantic suspense novels that I have read. I really enjoyed the story. I was fascinated with Willow’s work as a forensic genealogist. The story is action packed and moves at a great pace. I enjoyed trying to solve the mystery. I’m looking forward to reading more from Elizabeth Goddard.I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
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  • Nicole Cook
    January 1, 1970
    Elizabeth Goddard's latest contemporary suspense novel Never Let Go is a thrilling mystery about the kidnapping of a newborn baby from the mother's hospital room 21 years earlier. The case quickly expands into a murder mystery and a hint of romance as forensic genealogist Willow Andersen takes the case with help from her former boyfriend ex-FBI agent Austin McKade. Soon both Willow and Austin find themselves in danger and receive threats to their lives as they search for answers to what happened Elizabeth Goddard's latest contemporary suspense novel Never Let Go is a thrilling mystery about the kidnapping of a newborn baby from the mother's hospital room 21 years earlier. The case quickly expands into a murder mystery and a hint of romance as forensic genealogist Willow Andersen takes the case with help from her former boyfriend ex-FBI agent Austin McKade. Soon both Willow and Austin find themselves in danger and receive threats to their lives as they search for answers to what happened to the kidnapped baby and some recent deaths that seem related to the case. It was a thrilling fast-paced story, and author Elizabeth Goddard included many incredible twists and turns to the plot that I did not see coming. This novel was amazing, and I could not put it down. It was that good! It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat, and I was shocked to find out who was the culprit. At the end, all the clues dropped throughout the story came together for a satisfying ending. I can't wait to read the next book in the series in which Austin McKade's brother Heath gets his own story. Fans of contemporary suspense will love this latest novel by Elizabeth Goddard. I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Revell Publishing and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine. (After reading the copy from NetGalley, I enjoyed the book so much that I also purchased my own paperback copy!)
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  • Danielle Urban
    January 1, 1970
    Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard is a thrilling romantic tale. One that kept me reading all night long. Suspense, mystery, and romance all wrapped into one book. I was fascinated from the first few pages. Intrigue hit me hard. Who was the woman that stole a baby from another woman and why? These questions only fueled my hunger for more. Then there was the mystery video that the main protagonists watched. Her grandfather had a video of a woman needing to find her lost baby girl. Just as the myst Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard is a thrilling romantic tale. One that kept me reading all night long. Suspense, mystery, and romance all wrapped into one book. I was fascinated from the first few pages. Intrigue hit me hard. Who was the woman that stole a baby from another woman and why? These questions only fueled my hunger for more. Then there was the mystery video that the main protagonists watched. Her grandfather had a video of a woman needing to find her lost baby girl. Just as the mystery built up so to, did the danger. Risks and hearts were put on the line. A man who couldn't let go of the woman he loved. A woman endangered now after trailing for clues. The plot was good. The characters were fun to follow. Elizabeth Goddard made this novel clean while adding just the right elements like romance and danger. This novel was fast-paced. Overall, I recommend Never Let Go to all readers. I received this copy from the publishers. This is my voluntary review.
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    "Never Let Go" is a romantic suspense novel. Unfortunately, the story just didn't work for me. Austin deals with emotional trauma in his past by ignoring it. Willow can't help but dig up a person's past. This is given as the reason their relationship didn't work, so it should be great once Austin starts sharing about his past. Except her lack of trust is still a major issue. It's things like her asking (or agreeing) that he should leave, then feeling devastated that he's abandoning her (which he "Never Let Go" is a romantic suspense novel. Unfortunately, the story just didn't work for me. Austin deals with emotional trauma in his past by ignoring it. Willow can't help but dig up a person's past. This is given as the reason their relationship didn't work, so it should be great once Austin starts sharing about his past. Except her lack of trust is still a major issue. It's things like her asking (or agreeing) that he should leave, then feeling devastated that he's abandoning her (which he's never done). Or he's been doing sweet things for her and buys a necklace that she was admiring, and she's hurt and jealous that he must be buying that necklace for some unknown girlfriend. He even asks her, "Please, just trust me for once in your life!" And she does...once. Then she's back to assuming the worst about him. I don't understand why he's even attracted to her.The mystery/suspense also didn't work for me. They followed up on a old clue and showed people an age-progressed picture of their suspect. People immediately know who she is. So why did the FBI agents not find her since they had a more accurate photo 21 years ago? And you know that the whole small town would have been talking about this young, single, local woman who, without getting pregnant, suddenly had a baby. And the one person who knew the identity of the Bad Guy had been killed by the start of our story, so I still don't understand why he was drawing attention (and a much more severe prison term) to himself by going around trying to kill the investigators. His tracks were already covered. And the girl still being alive was what was bringing about his ultimate aim. So why try to kill her and others to prevent her discovery? It just didn't make any sense.And, finally, at about 60% of the way in, the story could have neatly wrapped up. So the author had Austin's brother basically reason, "Everything my brother has told me fits the facts as I know them, but I won't ask him why he thinks he's working for the girl's birth mother. I'll just assume he's been hired by the killer (who is now trying to kill them?) and do my best to prevent them from finding the girl!" Talk about forced. Willow's main job in the story seemed to be doing things without thinking about the consequences, getting attacked by bad guys, and trying to stay alive long enough for Austin to save her. This just wasn't my type of book. There was no bad language or sex.I received an ebook review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
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  • Lisa Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    Title: Never Let Go (Uncommon Justice #1)Author: Elizabeth GoddardPages: 368Year: 2019Publisher: RevellMy rating: 5 out of 5 starsWillow Anderson was raised by her grandfather after she lost both her parents in an accident. He taught her about faith as well as being a forensic genealogist. Now, Willow has recently lost her grandfather. With only one case remaining open, she plans to notify the person and close the business. That is, until her life is threatened, and danger lurks in the shadows!W Title: Never Let Go (Uncommon Justice #1)Author: Elizabeth GoddardPages: 368Year: 2019Publisher: RevellMy rating: 5 out of 5 starsWillow Anderson was raised by her grandfather after she lost both her parents in an accident. He taught her about faith as well as being a forensic genealogist. Now, Willow has recently lost her grandfather. With only one case remaining open, she plans to notify the person and close the business. That is, until her life is threatened, and danger lurks in the shadows!With her grandfather already having asked Austin McKade to assist in this cold case, Willow must ask Austin to just leave and stay away. Why? Willow and Austin have a past, and with her life always in danger she wants to handle it alone even though Austin has the skills to help solve the cold case. But will either of them live to do so?These characters are trying to keep each other from breaking their heart again, and yet work together as her grandfather wanted. Throughout the novel, Elizabeth Goddard weaves various threads of the 20-year-old cold case together in such a way that putting the book down became almost impossible! There were times I thought I figured out what or who the nefarious players were, but when a twist in the plot was introduced, I started rethinking my guess!The story is not just about a cold case or an ex-flame but also about revealing how each of the past years of life experience affects the present. The novel was very enjoyable to read, and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough! What is also fun is waiting for the second novel to be released in Fall of 2019. Grab a copy, read and share it with family and friends so you’re ready when the next installment comes out!Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.
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  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    Forensic Geneologist Willow Anderson's grandfather and founder of the company she worked at just passed away. Willow has a choice. Should she follow in his footsteps and keep the company going and continue his last case? Or should she call and let the case go?Willow's ex-flame, Austin McKade, is also an ex-FBI agent. Willow's grandfather had contacted Austin to help with the case before he died. Austin offers to continue on the case and to protect Willow.Never Let Go is a fast-paced novel follow Forensic Geneologist Willow Anderson's grandfather and founder of the company she worked at just passed away. Willow has a choice. Should she follow in his footsteps and keep the company going and continue his last case? Or should she call and let the case go?Willow's ex-flame, Austin McKade, is also an ex-FBI agent. Willow's grandfather had contacted Austin to help with the case before he died. Austin offers to continue on the case and to protect Willow.Never Let Go is a fast-paced novel follows Willow and Austin through some exciting adventures as they struggle to find out what happened to a baby abducted from a hospital over twenty years ago. At first I was a little frustrated with the communication struggles the couple was having. Then I quickly got caught up in the intrigue and plot of the novel. I have to say I didn't guess the ending and it kept me thinking and turning pages right up until the end. I enjoyed the romance between Austin and Willow, but I also enjoyed trying to help them solve the case as the story unfolded. For those who like mystery, clean romance and adventure, I highly recommend Never Let Go. And the best part is that the series continues in Fall of 2019 as we read the story of Austin's brother, Heath, in in Uncommon Justice.I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.
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  • Rosalyn
    January 1, 1970
    What an incredible story of action and suspense!I have just added Elizabeth Goddard to my list of favorite suspense authors!This book was so good. It is the first I've read of hers, but it definitely won't be the last!I loved the storyline. The characters. All of it. Willow is a forensic genealogist. (What even is that?!)She worked with her beloved grandfather, and now he died and she is left picking up the pieces of their joint business and trying to continue.The one unfinished case is an FBI c What an incredible story of action and suspense!I have just added Elizabeth Goddard to my list of favorite suspense authors!This book was so good. It is the first I've read of hers, but it definitely won't be the last!I loved the storyline. The characters. All of it. Willow is a forensic genealogist. (What even is that?!)She worked with her beloved grandfather, and now he died and she is left picking up the pieces of their joint business and trying to continue.The one unfinished case is an FBI cold case. Looking for a young woman who was abducted from her mother right after birth, only it happened 20 years ago.When she starts being threatened, she realizes that someone out there is afraid she is going to discover the truth.But who?And then there's Austin. Willow's ex-boyfriend. He has skills to help her. In fact, her grandfather had reached out to him before his death, hiring him to help on this particular case.Can Willow handle spending time with him again?I love, loved this story. The author kept me guessing the entire time. It was action-packed and suspense filled the whole way through! I can't wait for the next book in this series!Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Forensic genealogist Willow Anderson and her old flame ex-FBI agent Austin McKade embark on a dangerous adventure trying to find a baby girl who was abducted 21 years previously. Willow's grandfather was hired by a woman dying from cancer to find her lost baby girl. With his sudden death, Willow and Austin take over and travel all the way from Seattle to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Will they find the girl, survive, and possibly find their way back to each other? There is only one way to find out! I l Forensic genealogist Willow Anderson and her old flame ex-FBI agent Austin McKade embark on a dangerous adventure trying to find a baby girl who was abducted 21 years previously. Willow's grandfather was hired by a woman dying from cancer to find her lost baby girl. With his sudden death, Willow and Austin take over and travel all the way from Seattle to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Will they find the girl, survive, and possibly find their way back to each other? There is only one way to find out! I loved this book so much. I'll admit that I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Goddard. I've read most of her books and with each book I love her more and more. This is no exception. She has a gift for taking her readers on a very intense wild ride filled with so much suspense that you are on the edge of your seat the whole time. She also knows how to weave in romance and spirituality that leaves you feeling hopeful despite the never-ending setbacks. Her books are filled with grace and redemption. This one is no exception. I loved getting to know Willow and Austin. They each had flaws, but together they make such an amazing team and love story. You definitely root for this couple to begin again. I also loved that it was set mainly in Wyoming! I have a thing for Wyoming. It made the story complete! I really think if you are looking for a clean christian suspense with some romance then this is the book for you. I'd love for this to become a movie. I can't wait for book 2. What a great start for a wonderful series!
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  • Denise Hershberger
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first book by Goddard and I loved it! The very first page sucked me in and I flew through the pages because it was so good.I was amazed at the details in this book and how well everything fit together before I had a chance to figure it out. The concept of a private investigator is not a new one, but the genealogy aspect was very interesting. It was neat to see some behind the scenes of how they found missing people.Of course, I also loved the romance included. It was about the perfec This was my first book by Goddard and I loved it! The very first page sucked me in and I flew through the pages because it was so good.I was amazed at the details in this book and how well everything fit together before I had a chance to figure it out. The concept of a private investigator is not a new one, but the genealogy aspect was very interesting. It was neat to see some behind the scenes of how they found missing people.Of course, I also loved the romance included. It was about the perfect mix of romance and suspense and action. I really liked both Austin and Willow a lot. I especially liked that theirs wasn't an easy relationship or perfect, because those aren't much fun to read. There was one point of communication that never got talked about, but hopefully, they will get to that in book two. I also liked that this book set up perfectly for future books about the other two brothers.There were a lot of hold your breath to see what happens moments in this book and I really enjoyed how fast paced much of it was. Parts of it reminded me a little of Dee Henderson books which is a huge compliment since she is my favorite!I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest review.
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  • Maureen Timerman
    January 1, 1970
    The author gives us a story that begins with a terror only a new mother could even imagine, and the story goes from there with one danger to another, a person so evil that I can’t even imagine. Now I figured out early whom the culprit was, but I loved the story that was being offered and it kept my attention right to the end. Seemed like there was action behind every corner, and then we didn’t know whom to be trusted, and I wanted to be sure I was correct.In the end, we hope the evil will not pr The author gives us a story that begins with a terror only a new mother could even imagine, and the story goes from there with one danger to another, a person so evil that I can’t even imagine. Now I figured out early whom the culprit was, but I loved the story that was being offered and it kept my attention right to the end. Seemed like there was action behind every corner, and then we didn’t know whom to be trusted, and I wanted to be sure I was correct.In the end, we hope the evil will not prevail and real family can be reunited, but the cost is high and some may not survive.I see that there are more books to come in this series, and I am sure going to be looking for them!I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.
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