Not This Time by Vicki Hinze is the third in the Crossroads Crisis Center series. I have to admit, I read it on it's own and requested the review copy not realizing it was one in a series.
A story of terrorist plots, small town intrigue, traitors among the tight knit community as well as a small dash of romance all flavor this romantic suspense novel. The beginning was a little cumbersome as it was obvious the author was trying to fill in the plot-line gaps that were covered in previous books, and had I read the other books, I think it would have been even more sluggish. Once past all the introductory pieces, the story line moved along nicely.
The characters are well defined and emotions and feelings of traumatic experiences are well written. Although the series namesake, Crossroads Crisis Center, is mentioned often, it is left as a vague entity and the reader is left unclear of it's exact organization. A church? A counseling center? A group of friends who get together to do good in the community?
If you're looking for a fun, suspenseful read and can take a couple steps from reality into the shelves of fiction, Not This Time is a fun, clean, page-turner.
Disclaimers: I received a complementary copy of this ebook from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review as part of the Blogging for Books program. The opinions and thoughts of this are my own and are not influenced in any way. This post contains affiliate links.