Author: Terri Blackstock
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015
Holly Cramer’s past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.Review:
Though Holly’s stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily’s father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family—she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he’s a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.
Determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police, Holly uses her private investigating skills to search for him. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and the baby hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connection to Leonard Miller—the man who has gunned down several members of her family. Creed claims he’s innocent and that Miller is after him too. His gentleness with Lily moves her, but she can’t trust a man who has held her at gunpoint . . . even if he reminds her so much of herself.
Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to.
I'm new to reading books by Terri Blackstock. I was introduced to her stories last year and I regret having not found them sooner. I jumped into the Moonlighters series in the middle, with book two, Distortion. Even though this is a series and they play off of each other, they still work if you jump in anywhere (thank goodness!).
Twisted Innocence like Distortion is a fast paced ride. When you think you have an answer or you know where the story is going...nope, you're thrown for a U-turn and the chase is on again to figure things out. Same goes for characters. Right when you think you have some on figured out, you don't another layer is brought up and the depth of the story continues, changing your thoughts on that person.
Not only was this a story of suspense, it was also a story of redemption. Holly is the youngest of the Cramer kids. Unlike the rest of her siblings, she didn't grow up in a happy home. She grew up in a home full of hurt and betrayal. She didn't have a solid foundation and she went her own way in the world. After having a one night stand, she is pregnant and by herself. She does the responsible thing. She does what she can to provide for her and her baby, in doing so, she drives a Taxi and works part time as a private eye. Holly shows how much she has grown since the beginning of this series. She is the girl that proves, what is on the outside doesn't count, it is what is on the inside. It is with the change that happened within her, that allows her to help others on a far deeper level.
I loved reading about Holly and also about the rest of her family. I thought this story was a great way to close out the series. It was a race to the finish line for sure, goodness!
4 out of 5
About the Author:
In Terri Blackstock’s third and final book in her Moonlighters series, Twisted Innocence, readers are in for a story of suspense and redemption. Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to.
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Thank you to Litfuse and Zondervan, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.