About the book~
When disabled ex-Marine Mark Graham reconnects with his best friend’s sister, he finds himself falling in love. But Beth Martindale’s presence is a constant reminder of events he’d rather forget. Mark wants to move forward, but the secrets surrounding her brother’s death as well as his own confinement to a wheelchair threaten to tear them apart. When a psychopath who calls himself The Knight fixates on Beth, Mark is determined to give her the protection he failed to give her brother on the battlefield, yet he discovers that a wheelchair isn’t the only impediment he has to keeping Beth safe. Will terror win or can Mark find the strength of mind and body to rescue Beth and find his own redemption?
Sharing my humble opinion~
Confined to a wheelchair resulting from a stint in the military, Mark Graham now spends his time teaching college students and working in a bait shop he co-owns with two friends. Guilt over his best friend’s death plagues him and worsens his traumatic medical “episodes.” When Chris’s younger sister, Beth Martindale, shows up in town, Mark isn’t sure he wants to see her. She reminds him of Chris and the friendship he cherished, but Mark has to watch over her, doesn’t he? She’s Chris’s younger sister, and she’s new in town. That’s what Chris would want him to do. When a killer targets Beth, Mark determines to recover the strength he lost.
First off, don’t you just love the cover? The design incorporates so many facets of Dog Tags, and one of the reasons I was thrilled to get my hands on this debut novel by Heidi Glick. Beth and Mark are well-constructed characters with a shared history, weaknesses, and goals. I’m a sucker for stories with beloved pets, and Sparky, Mark’s dog, played a big part in this book.
If you’re looking for a quick book you can read late at night, this isn’t the one. Filled with appearances by “The Knight,” Glick kept me guessing on the villain’s identity until the end of the book. The romance lover in me would have enjoyed this book as much without the suspense, but that’s just me. Overall, a winner, and I’ll be looking for more from Heidi Glick!
Disclosure: Sending a big thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my fair and unbiased review. The opinions expressed are my own, and I received no compensation for my review.
Heidi Glick has a B.A. in biology, a minor in Bible from Cedarville University, and a passion for writing Christian fiction. She has over seven years of technical editing experience, a certificate in technical writing from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, and is working towards her Master of English at Utah State University. Additionally, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and has written two articles for Intercom. When not working, Heidi spends time with her husband, son, and two dogs, Cocoa and Sparky. She attends Grace Chapel in Mason, Ohio.