Not This Time is another masterful suspense novel by Vicki Hinze. Sara Jones-Tayton and Beth Dawson are successful computer entrepreneurs in Seagrove Village, Florida. Their idyllic lives are interrupted when a terrorist attack occurs at a village wedding and later that evening, Sara’s husband is missing.
The first person to discover the attack on the wedding is Detective Jeff Meyers. He is aided by Mark Taylor, a former special operations officer, and Mark’s former teammate, known only as Joe. Things are complicated by Jeff’s unrequited feelings for Beth and Beth’s uncertain feelings for Joe.
The suspense builds on every page as the plot twists and turns. The characters are well-drawn with depth and spirit. Sara and Beth are successful and well-respected businesswomen, but that doesn’t exempt them from having doubts and insecurities.
Not This Time is the third book in the Crossroads Crisis Center series. It is not necessary to read the first two before reading this one, as each book involves a different set of characters. For example, the second book, Deadly Ties, featured Mark Taylor and Lisa Harper, who are minor characters in this series.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group Blogging for Books program for this review.