Review of Finding Courage

Finding Courage
Rescue Alaska Mystery, Book #3
Kathi Daley
5+ Stars

 

40600698Synopsis:

His pulse quickened as they approached. He’d waited so long. Too long. He closed his eyes and reveled in the memory, which did not come as a gentle wave, but as a surge of agony from the depths of his personal hell. He’d craved the searing pain, the deeply felt anguish. It was only during these moments, when he was sure that he would drown in a river of grief, that he felt truly alive.

Harmony’s life is thrown into turmoil after she shares a memory with the madman responsible for the death of a popular member of the Rescue Alaska Search and Rescue Team. She knows she must overcome her fear and grief in order to track down the man, who has threatened the safety of the entire community.

Rescue Alaska is the eighth series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kathi Daley. It is a fast moving mystery series with a paranormal twist which takes place in a small town in northern Alaska where visitors come to hike and ski. Harmony Carson is a lifelong resident who volunteers as a member of the local search and rescue team. Harmony has a unique gift which she often considers a curse. She is able to ‘see’ the individuals she is meant to help rescue, and more often than not she can feel their fear and their pain as well. When she isn’t aiding in a rescue, Harmony works at Neverland – the bar owned by her brother in law Jake, and volunteers at the local animal shelter. Harmony lives in a rustic cabin with six dogs, four cats, six kittens, eight rabbits, and a blind mule named Homer. (Amazon)

 

Review:

This is soon becoming my favorite series. It has two of my favorite things: search and rescue and paranormal. Add in engaging characters, a top notch mystery and a flock of lovable animals and it is a real winner.

Harmony is a kind hearted person who loves helping people and animals. She has a whole house and yard full of animals that she has rescued. And she does her best to rescue missing people, as part of the search and rescue team. She has a special talent (or curse) where she can connect with the person she is trying to save. While connecting with them she experiences their pain and their fear. She has learned to live with this ability, but at times if is very difficult. And when she connects with a killer, she is terrified but determined to find the murderer.

The characters are well developed and well rounded. The people from the rescue team are like family to Harmony and they are all very willing to help each other and take care each other. Each one adds something special to this book. And the animals are so cute and fun to read about.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and in creating suspense with the written word. There were many scenes in this book that were tension filled. The mystery was well written and carried on well throughout the entire book. There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider. Even after the culprit was identified, the reason behind the killer’s actions needed to be found out.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I am already looking forward to the next book so I hope the author writes fast.

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