Nowhere To Run - A Novel by Amy Wallace
12.16.12 | | Comments
Place of Refuge series, Book Two
Real Danger in a Peaceful Community
Police officer Ashley Walters is busy planning the wedding of her dreams with the help of her best friend Margo and her fiancé Patrick. Her plans are abruptly derailed when she confirms that a stalker has been following her for some time, and the danger is accelerating as her wedding date gets closer. Although she’d like to stay and fight, when Ashley realizes that her friends and loved ones are at risk she seeks refuge in a peaceful Mennonite community in another state, thinking that the stalker will not find her there.
This tension-filled suspense story offers a high level of reality, especially as Ashley and those close to her individually deal with their fear and struggle with their faith. In an “Author’s Note”, Amy Wallace explains that level of realism by sharing that she was writing while facing a major health crisis and also that she had been the victim of a stalker while in college. Her personal experiences helped to make Nowhere to Run a compelling if unnerving story to read.
As I have not read the first book of this series, I didn’t quite comprehend all the connections with the Mennonite community that are referenced in the story. Although having that background would have been helpful, the lack of it did not hinder my enjoyment or understanding of the story itself.
I found a few portions of Nowhere to Run rather disjointed and difficult to read, mainly those dealing with Ashley’s emotional struggles and the decisions she made. Ironically, the accuracy of those scenes and messy emotions were a strong factor in making Nowhere to Run more than just an exciting and entertaining suspense novel.
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.)
Christian Fiction, Copyright 2012, IBN 978-0-7369-4733-64