Clair M. Poulson served as a law enforcement officer in the neighboring county where I live and is now a Justice Court Judge. Both of these books are thrillers involving law enforcement against truly evil men.
Relentless Erika is eighteen-year-old who grudgingly goes on vacation with her family to Colorado. She is taken hostage by an escaped murderer who is truly crazy but very wily. Most of the book follows the chase around the Rockies while poolice try to rescue Erika as her kidnapper outsmarts them time after time. Erika relies on her faith and prayer to get her through.
I'll Find You At the age of six, Jeri witnesses her best friend, Rusty, being kidnapped. She vows to find him and seventeen years later, she does . . . he is a convict in a prison. Again, there is a truly evil man who Rusty met in prison who puts Jeri in peril and only a miracle saves her.
As you can see, there are a lot of similarities in these two stories. Both are LDS fiction which I enjoyed. I found them both to be quite gripping and tense and not preachy at all. Maybe the characgters are a bit too sterotyped . . . the evil characters are so bad and Jeri, at least, is sooo good. Erika is a bit spoiled but quickly redeemed. Rusty was more complex as he tries to remember his earlier life and put the horrifics of his life after his kidnapping beyond him. All in all, I liked these books. Rating: 4
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