Failsafe (Guardian Series) Book Review

Failsafe (Guardian Series) Book Review

Title: Failsafe
Author: Traci Hunter Abramson
Published: April 1, 2015. Covenant Communications
No. of Pages: 280
Cover Price: $16.99 Paperback, $2.99 Kindle

Failsafe is the first installment in the Guardian series by Traci Hunter Abramson. Charlotte Martin is in the kitchen getting lemonade for her father and his helper when she hears gunshots and sees an SUV speed out of the lane on her Pennsylvania farm. She and her father are NSA operatives for the government Guardian program, and pose as working farmers. Her father sets his databases to Failsafe before he is shot, and unbeknown to Charlotte she is the only one with the key to get the database running again. Charlotte knows she must go on the run, and after being trailed by the murderers on trains and subways, she buys a horse and rides through the country until she comes to a farm. Although she doesn’t blow her cover with Jake Bradford, she stays at the farm to take care of Jake’s grandmother who has dementia while he writes novels. This story also has some romantic nuances as well as suspense.

Charlotte is an excellent protagonist, and Abramson does an excellent job of developing her character. The supporting characters are also well developed and readers will relate to them and feel like they are real people. Abramson is also an excellent storyteller, and the scenarios, which aren’t particularly viable but are entertaining, move the story along and keep readers on the edge.

All told, the dénouement at the very end has some surprises, and the novel comes to a positive end that will make readers want to read the subsequent books in the series. The book is clean and has the same standards as a cozy while presenting itself as a bonafide thriller.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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