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An International Mystery Filled With Suspense,
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This review is from: Safe Harbor (A Pat Tierney Mystery Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
A strange woman walks into Pat Tierney's office with a young boy and shatters precious memories of Pat's dead husband. The desperate woman claims the boy is the son of Pat's husband, and she needs someone to safeguard him from eminent danger until she can straighten things out. Pat has two troublesome teenage daughters at home and stress at work, why should she take on a stranger's child?
What would you do? I asked myself this question as I read the novel. At first I wouldn't believe the woman, neither did Pat. Would I be polite? No. Could I learn to accept the truth and love a boy who looked exactly like my dead husband? That's the crux of the novel. Pat's heartbroken by her husband's betrayal but the boy needs a safe harbor. The next day the boy's mother turns up dead, and Pat realizes her own family might be in danger.
This is a complex story filled with the type of international intrigue that could be ripped from modern day headlines. It takes place in Canada but might happen anywhere. There is a place called Safe Harbor, meant to give refugees a place to stay while the government decides their cases. But Safe Harbor doesn't live up to its name or purpose.
The stories of all the characters are expertly intertwined by a talented author, who makes the reader care what happens to Pat Tierney and her small family. I held my breath when danger loomed and sighed with relief when...you'll need to find out for yourself. If you enjoy mystery, suspense, and a bit of romance this is a book that gives you everything in one place.