by Terri Blackstock
Christian , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 05 Nov 2019
I am reviewing a copy of Smoke Screen through Thomas Nelson Fiction and Netgalley:
A Father was murdered, another was convicted of his death, simply because there children fell in love.
Nate Beckett decides to spend his life fighting wildfires instead of the rumors and the lies that drove him from his Colorado Hometown. After his Father is pardoned by the governor and released from prison his Mother begs him to come home, but it isn’t until he is sidelined by an injury that he is forced to make the trip home and return to the past.
Nate was in love with the preachers daughter fourteen years ago. When Pastor Strickland discovered Brenna went against his wishes and snuck out to see Nate the fight between the Pastor and Nate’s Dad was both loud and very public. After Strickland was found ran off the road and shot everyone blamed Roy Beckett for his murder. When the church burned two years later it was Nate that many accused.
After the man convicted of her Father’s Murder is pardoned and released Brenna is stunned. The events of the night of her Father’s Murder set her life on a bad course and she’s fighting a brutal custody battle with her ex and his new wife where he’s using lies and his family’s money to sway the judge. Brenna has turned to alcohol to cope, and is barely hanging on. She is consumed by alcohol and fear.
Nate and Brenna are trying to deal with the present including new information about that fateful night and a wildfire that’s threatening their town, they find that the part keeps igniting. It turns out that Nate is the steady force Brenna needs, but can she learn to trust him again?
I give Smoke Screen five out of five stars!