Monday, July 20, 2015


Iola Goulton reviews:

Short Version:

From the Amazon entry for Hidden Identity by Carol J. Post. When Meagan Berry is caught on camera rescuing a senator, she knows her cover's been blown. After faking her death, she's spent months keeping her identity hidden from an abusive ex-fiancĂ©. Now he's on her trail in remote Cedar Key, Florida. 

Officer Hunter Kingston knows Meagan's running from something, but he can't imagine anyone wishing harm on the pretty artist. Then an intruder breaks into Meagan's house, and Hunter promises not to leave her side. 

But when evidence from the crime scene doesn't add up, Hunter wonders whether he should trust Meagan. Yet he will have to put his faith in this mysterious beauty if they both want to live to see another day.

My Review:

I’m always a fan of a good romantic suspense story, and this one ticks all the boxes: intelligent heroine with a secret, handsome and godly cop, and more twists than I usually find in a full-length novel, let alone a shorter Love Inspired Suspense. Even better, I didn’t see the twists coming …

It was also good to see Meagan’s struggles, both personal and spiritual. She's grown up surrounded by abusive men which means she finds it hard to trust men at all ... and even harder to trust God. If He's really on her side, why do all the bad things happen? 

I’m finding more and more books from Christian publishers are less “Christian” than clean fiction, so it’s good to see Love Inspired Suspense sticking to their branding and providing a solid Christian message.  Keep it up, LIS.

Anyway, Hunter was the perfect hero for a woman with issues about trusting men and trusting God, and I enjoyed getting to know him and see the way he was able to both keep Meagan safe and show her that not all men were abusive.

This is the second book in the Cedar Key series (following Deadly Getaway), but can easily be read as a standalone novel. It sounds like a great location for a holiday, as long as you don't mind all the murderous crazies the town seems to attract!

Thanks to the author for providing a free ebook copy of Hidden Identity for review.

About reviwer, Iola Goulton:

I am a freelance editor specializing in Christian fiction, and you can find out more about my services
at my website, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Tsu .

I love reading, and read and review around 150 Christian books each year on my blog. I'm a Top 25 Reviewer at Christian Book, in the Top 1% of reviewers at Goodreads, and have an Amazon US Reviewer Rank that floats around 2500 (and I'm in the Top 50 at Amazon Australia).


  1. You always make me want to read a book, Iola, and this one sounds really good. Take a vacation there? Eh ... I'll wait until the series is done. :)

  2. You always make me want to read a book, Iola, and this one sounds really good. Take a vacation there? Eh ... I'll wait until the series is done. :)


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