Review – Ever Present Danger

In her latest release, Ever Present Danger, Kathy Herman brings us a confused high school senior Ivy Griffith, who doesn’t know the difference. She spends ten years trying to numb her guilt with drugs, until she finally comes clean and returns to her hometown of Jacob’s Ear, Colorado to make things right.

Knowing her confession will likely lead to a jail sentence, Ivy must allow time for her seven-year-old son, Montana to bond with her parents before she spills the details. But at her ten-year high school reunion, a surprising twist of events puts her plan on hold. Discovering whether Ivy finds the courage to confess her part in the murder and face her punishment will keep you reading until the end.

And I did just that, read each and every page. I have to admit that I figured out who did it early in the story. What you say, did what? You’ll have to read the book to discover that little secret. You don’t want me to spoil the surprise. But even though I was pretty certain how the book would end, it didn’t discourage me from reading and enjoying the complete novel.

In the first of her Phantom Hollow series, Herman successfully weaves suspense with a strong family drama. The book begins with great character angst and pain, and some readers might question if it really is a suspense novel. But keep reading as the story takes a sharp turn toward suspense when a surprising sub-plot surfaces and speeds up the page turning. A strong faith message is woven throughout the book reminding all of us that compromise even on the smallest things can lead to downfall.

Herman’s plots are strong and move stories forward, but her characters are her real strength. I’ve never met a character Herman created that I couldn’t identify with or develop strong emotions about, and Ever Present Danger is no exception.

I heartily recommend this book to anyone who wants to get to know and come to care for the book’s starring cast. Ever Present Danger is in The Suspense Zone’s May giveaway so be sure to register to win a copy. And if you don’t win, be sure to buy a copy as this is a story you don’t want to miss.

Ever Present Danger (Phantom Hollow Series #1)
Ever Present Danger (Phantom Hollow Series #1)
by Kathy Herman
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Review – Ever Present Danger
Reviewed by Susan Sleeman
Herman successfully weaves suspense with a strong family drama.
In her latest release, Ever Present Danger, Kathy Herman brings us a confused high school senior Ivy Griffith, who doesn’t know the difference. She spends ten years trying to numb her guilt with drugs, until she finally comes clean and returns to her hometown of Jacob’s Ear, Colorado to make things right.

Knowing her confession will likely lead to a jail sentence, Ivy must allow time for her seven-year-old son, Montana to bond with her parents before she spills the details. But at her ten-year high school reunion, a surprising twist of events puts her plan on hold. Discovering whether Ivy finds the courage to confess her part in the murder and face her punishment will keep you reading until the end.

And I did just that, read each and every page. I have to admit that I figured out who did it early in the story. What you say, did what? You’ll have to read the book to discover that little secret. You don’t want me to spoil the surprise. But even though I was pretty certain how the book would end, it didn’t discourage me from reading and enjoying the complete novel.

In the first of her Phantom Hollow series, Herman successfully weaves suspense with a strong family drama. The book begins with great character angst and pain, and some readers might question if it really is a suspense novel. But keep reading as the story takes a sharp turn toward suspense when a surprising sub-plot surfaces and speeds up the page turning. A strong faith message is woven throughout the book reminding all of us that compromise even on the smallest things can lead to downfall.

Herman’s plots are strong and move stories forward, but her characters are her real strength. I’ve never met a character Herman created that I couldn’t identify with or develop strong emotions about, and Ever Present Danger is no exception.

I heartily recommend this book to anyone who wants to get to know and come to care for the book’s starring cast. Ever Present Danger is in The Suspense Zone’s May giveaway so be sure to register to win a copy. And if you don’t win, be sure to buy a copy as this is a story you don’t want to miss.

Reviewer Info

Susan Sleeman


Susan Sleeman

SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational and clean read romantic suspense books. Her first book, High-Stakes Inheritance was an ECPA bestseller. Award nominations include The Christmas Witness for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence and Thread of Suspicion for the 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best Book Award.

In addition to writing, Susan also hosts the popular website TheSuspenseZone.com. She currently lives in Oregon, but has lived in nine states. Her husband is a realtor and they have two daughters, a son-in-law, and an adorable grandson.


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About Kathy Herman

Kathy Herman Bestselling author KATHY HERMAN is quickly becoming a household name among avid fiction readers. Her unique style of weaving suspense and inspiration into contemporary, life-changing stories has given her novels a broad appeal, crossing the lines of both age and gender. A born storyteller, Kathy finally tried her hand at writing novels in 2001 and now has eleven published novels to her credit, two of which were CBA bestsellers.

Kathy and her husband Paul live in East Texas. They have three grown children and five grandchildren and an ongoing fascination with hummingbirds. They enjoy world travel, deep-sea fishing, and bird watching–sometimes tied into one big adventure!

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