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Girls and women disappearing overboard? What's going on?
on 14 May 2015
Abby is on a ship, drugged and then thrown overboard! She is a friend and former co-worker of Darcy St. James, a Christian reporter who we met in Book 2 (Shattered) when she helped the McKenna family prove Reef's innocence after being accused of murder. Darcy has been persuaded by Abby to come on this trip aboard the cruise ship Bering. Darcy knows Abby was investigating something but is still very much in the dark over what. The last call she received from Abby before boarding had been filled with fear which was not like Abby. Up until three years ago they had been partners in the undercover investigative reporting scene so knew each other very well. Darcy had vowed never to return but now finds herself eager to help her former partner. There's just one problem! Darcy cannot find Abby! Finding herself stuck in the elevator, once rescued she learns that the "man overboard" alarm was set off thus shutting down the elevators. Was it Abby? Will anyone tell her what happened?
Meanwhile the Mckenna family (Cole, Gage, Piper and Kayden minus Reef), owners of Last Frontier Adventures, along with Jake and Deputy Sheriff Landon Grainger (Piper's fiance) are involved in a tragic rescue as well as getting ready to meet the Bering in the morning to lead the adventure activities and kayak excursions. Gage is the one that is going to be traveling on the Bering for the duration of the trip whilst the others will meet him at the different ports of call as they head from the outer islands of Alaska to Russia. Gage can still not understand how his family can trust in a God that allows kids to did. Yes, Darcy certainly shook him up a little and he has not been able to get her out of his mind since she left Yancey five months ago. Although Darcy thought/hoped he would have made contact he has not. Imagine his surprise when he meets her on board!
As a side story in this book, Jake has always seemed to be the dark horse. Befriended by the McKennas a few years back, his past has always been something of a mystery and Kayden, in particular, has really been cynical and skeptical towards him, sometimes to the point of rudeness. Darcy, being curious, did some digging and now understands where Jake got some of his investigative skills. (He is an excellent tracker.) Will the truth come out? Is it good or bad?
It takes some convincing on Darcy's part to make Gage understand that Abby's sudden disappearance and then supposed leaving is not normal. What will the two of them discover? As Darcy continues to dig is she putting others lives in danger as well as her own? Who can be trusted? Is Clint a goodie or baddie? What about Ted and George? What will Darcy discover when she has an accident kayaking? How will all this adventure/danger affect Gage's thinking about Christianity and his feelings for Darcy? Is there any hope for them?
Another WONDERFUL book in this Alaskan series. If you have not read the first two I highly recommend you doing so. This story is a stand alone and does have an ending in that the mystery of what is going on is solved but if you want to read more about the McKenna family then you will want to read the last two in the series. It is a Christian series but is not preachy in that it is not on every page. The message of salvation and living the Christian life are very much present. Don't miss this one!