Out of the Shadows (The Tacket Secret, #1)
by Emma Carrie
Publisher: Dad and Me Publishing
Release Date: February 20, 2017
Genres: Christian, YA, Science Fiction
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A genetically enhanced teen assassin on the run. A rogue general on the hunt. And a relationally damaged detective sucked into the chase.
Three years ago, Emily Brelin escaped the general who trained her. She fled across the globe to Golden City, New York, where she sought anonymity and redemption. But now her murky past is about to catch up with her. When the professor who protected Emily’s secrets dies, the will names Detective Victoria Tacket as her new guardian. The detective botches the adoption process, leaking Emily’s location. Emily fears the general will kill anyone to recapture her, so rather than risk the detective’s life, she plans to run away. Detective Vick Tacket is shocked when she learns her best friend has died. Furthermore, her friend had a hidden dependent and named Vick—a single woman with no maternal interest—as the girl’s guardian. Convinced she’d be a terrible mother, Vick plans to decline guardianship, until the teen disappears. Vick scours the streets of Golden City, searching for Emily—but what she discovers threatens not only her own life and Emily’s, but others’ lives as well.
RATING: ★★★★½ (4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS)
I do love it when a book exceeds my expectations. Out of the Shadows did just that and more! A story that mixes science fiction with faith, I suspect many a young reader will love this exciting start in a promising series. Plus with shifting perspectives between a young teenage girl and female detective, this really is for everyone. The author packs emotion and suspense throughout the book, with us the readers constantly on the edge of our seat waiting to see what happens and who Emily is. From the very first chapter, I was enthralled with the world of Emily Brelin and Victoria Tacket. Vick was such a well-rounded, intriguing character and I’d love to know more about her past. The plot not only had mystery and suspense, but contained substantial themes like faith and trusting in God’s bigger plan. The writing style was effortless and I was honestly really happy with the length of the book, because it made for such an easy read. Perfect for this snowy winter day. I recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre!
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!
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