Title: Shades of Gray
Author: Vicki Hinze
Stars: 3 1\2 stars out of 5
This is the first book I have read by Vicki Hinze. I found the first few chapters of the book was a little bit difficult because she was setting up the characters and developing them but it made the story move along at a snails pace which could turn off readers. I would say if you don't understand military terms you will want to keep your computer close by to type in the acronyms because Vicki Hinze uses them all the time which again can be confusing for readers.
The story starts to build after readers are introduced to characters and it picks up speed with twist and turns as well as a better understand what are gray areas in life and the military. if you love mysteries you will find it predictable but she does throw in a few parts to keep you reading and wondering.
Thank you to Netgalley for the copy.
Vicki Hinze, wife of a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, writes authentically about the American military in this first novel of a series intended to honor the men, women, and their families who make untold sacrifices in the service of their country. Laura Taylor will go to any lengths to help her longtime friend Jake Logan and his son Timmy, whom she adores. She'll even marry Jake in order to prevent his crazy, alcoholic ex-wife from gaining custody of Timmy. Because Jake's work as a Special Operations major is so dangerous that it's unlikely he'll survive, he and Laura agree never to fall in love. Then Jake is sent on a covert mission to stop a terrorist group from poisoning a city's water supply with biological weapons, and he uncovers evidence that forces him to suspect Laura of treason.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published June 21st 2012 by Bell Bridge Books
(first published 19 98)
Vicki is the award-winning author of 30 novels, 4 nonfiction books and hundreds of articles. She's recognized as an author and as an educator by Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.
Vicki mentors writers through her Writers' Zone program and has for well over a decade.
Currently she's writing faith-affirming thrillers and inspirational romantic suspense. Her latest releases are SURVIVE THE NIGHT, Book #1 in her Lost, Inc. series, and NOT THIS TIME, Book #3 in her Crossroads Crisis Center series. Books 2 and 3 in Lost, Inc. will be released next.