When Emily Webster was 9-years old, she was abducted and held for months until her rescue. She has no memory of what happened between the moment of her kidnapping and her rescue. And, the rest of the world never learned she was eventually found. It’s been 15 years and she’s now Emma Porter, a completely new identity where’s she’s a reporter for a popular but sketchy outlet owned by a man who spends a lot of energy on conspiracy theories. Her new, high profile assignment is a series of interviews of Nathan Bishop, the CEO of a prominent defense contractor who is best known for his womanizing and daredevil activities. The problem? Nathan grew up with Emily until her abduction and though he was five years older, they were inseparable.
I got hooked from the prologue and everything just got better. Emma’s new life is one that has her partly in a bubble for her protection, both from her own fears and from those who originally took her. I don’t want to share much about those circumstances as the information was a slow reveal that I enjoyed learning as delivered. But my fascination was steeped in the relationship between Emma/Emily and Nathan. She doesn’t reveal herself to him but the connection was hard to ignore. I normally lean more to the suspense but this time the romance captivated me. The mystery and thrills just gave it more flavor.
I almost passed on this book but did myself a big favor by reading the sample first, which had me do an immediate reversal. There’s so much to enjoy about the story and I stayed up late to finish. It’s not without some plot holes in places but not enough to affect my reading pleasure. The foundation was created for future stories as there are a plethora of secondary characters I’m interested in exploring. This is a really good debut novel.
- Release Date: April 24, 2020
- Series: Bishop Security #1
- Page Numbers: 338
- Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
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(Thanks to the author for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)