Monday, February 1, 2016

In Place of Never by Julie Anne Lindsey

In Place of Never is not what I expected...not at all.

The novel is about a young woman named Mercy. She is on a mission to find out if her sister's death was an accident or murder. As she confronts the leading suspects, a band of traveling gypsies, - the last people who saw her sister alive - she finds an unexpected ally in Cross, the soulful musician in their ranks. Yet stirring up the past puts Mercy in danger, especially when someone is suddenly shadowing Mercy's every move.

This novel handled loss, grief, death of a loved one, depression, abuse, forgiveness, redemption, and new beginnings in such a wonderful way. I adored that Cross accepted Mercy and helped her accept everything. The development (Mercy coming out of the oppression that surrounded her) was amazing to read and made me feel more strongly for each and every character. However, there was some negatives. I did not like how the pacing for the novel was quite slow and how it felt as if the novel was being dragged at times.


Summary from Goodreads:
Can the truth set her free?… 

A part of Mercy died the summer her sister tragically drowned. Now Mercy has a chance to discover if Faith’s death was an accident—or murder.  Her first step is to confront the lead suspects: a band of traveling gypsies—the last people who saw her sister alive. But Mercy finds an unexpected ally in Cross, the soulful musician in their ranks. He’s a kindred spirit, someone who sees into her heart for the first time in, well, forever. Yet stirring up the past puts Mercy in danger…

Suddenly someone is shadowing Mercy’s every move, making her even more determined to uncover the facts. With Cross by her side, she is ready to face it all, even if that means opening up to him, knowing he may one day leave her. What she discovers is a truth that rocks the foundation of her small river town—and a love worth risking everything for….

Special Thanks:
ARC was kindly provided by publisher, Entangled Publishing, LLC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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About The Author:
Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She’s a self-proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun. Julie lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three small children. Today, she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC). She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency.

Julie also writes as Julie Chase. Learn more about Julie Chase books here.

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