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Breach of Trust by Kathi Oram Peterson
Lieutenant Commander Cooper Lane has so much to live for. With a loving husband and beautiful baby girl waiting for her back home, she is anxious to finish her mission in Afghanistan and return to her family. But in a split second, her world shatters. Her helicopter is going down in that hostile country, and there will be no survivors.
Four years later ...
On a covert mission in an Afghan village, Navy SEAL Axe Talbot finds something no one ever expected: Lieutenant Cooper Lane—alive. Cooper survived the crash that killed her team and has been hiding behind enemy lines for four years. It's the woman he's been looking for and dreaming about for so long.
After her rescue, Cooper is not sure she can survive the reality waiting for her back home—when she disappeared and was pronounced dead, her husband married her best friend. Cooper is lost, but her troubles are just beginning. In one horror-filled moment, her former husband is murdered before her eyes, and Cooper becomes the prime suspect. Now she must embark on one last mission to clear her name. And there are only two people she trusts to help her: her father and Axe, the SEAL who rescued her. Cooper and Axe take off, and together the makeshift team uncovers a trail of mysterious deaths that leads to unimaginable danger.
Even though this story has been done before (I think I remember a short-lived TV show with a similar story line) I really enjoyed it. I was drawn in quickly, and didn't want to put it down.
Cooper's name kept hanging me up...it seems like it should be a last name, not a woman's first name...but I like how strong her character was, especially with how many trials she was going through.
Axe...yeah, I liked him. I wish we could have gotten to know him better though - it seemed like we only scratched the surface.
I admit, the whodunnit took me by surprise. Of all the people it could have been, I didn't think it would be who it was.
This story was quite a bit different than I expected. I'm not usually one to read blurbs very close to the time I read a book (so many give more away than I want), but for some reason I remembered some of the details from this one. I went into it thinking a good portion of the story would be about the time in Afghanistan, but that only took a few pages. There were flashbacks throughout the story that let the reader know about some of the events that took place during the four years, but it wasn't how I expected the story to unfold.
The cover is great, and I liked the idea of this story, but the presentation fell flat for me. Cooper was a good character (even though I was thrown by her masculine name). There were definitely parts that had me engaged, but other parts felt too rushed.
There is definitely a lot of action in this novel. These two characters couldn't catch a break! It maybe was a little unbelievable but I'm not sure that that will keep anyone from enjoying this story.
I enjoyed getting to know both Axe and Cooper. They were people filled with integrity and loyalty to their country and to people they loved. We get to know a lot about them, but after finishing the book it left me wondering why. Don't get me wrong, I really like getting to know my characters, but since the book didn't go in any direction I thought it would, a lot of the information didn't seem....needed.
I was a little sad about the ending. Everything was wrapped up (well, almost everything), but it was wrapped up really quickly. Those are the areas I would have liked more details from, because they actually pertained to the story.
To quickly sum up: Clean suspense read....check.
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Author: Kathi Oram Peterson
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.
Published: February 2017
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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