Monday, September 7, 2015

Book Review: The Davidson Case (Heartfelt Cases Book 3) by Julie Gilbert

The Davidson Case (Heartfelt Cases Book 3)
By Julie Gilbert
Publisher: Julie Gilbert
Published: Apr. 28, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:

Somebody wants her sister dead … 

FBI Special Agent Ann Duncan knows how to face down danger, but once again, she’s not the target. Her baby sister, Joy Davidson, has stumbled upon a conspiracy and made some powerful enemies. 

Luck and God’s grace help Ann save her sister the first time, but she knows the bad guys will try again. With Patrick on a university tour and perhaps the most important case of her career weighing upon her mind, Ann must find the strength, wisdom, and heart to find out who wants her sister dead, what Joy discovered, and how to stop the conspirators. Ann instinctively knows that if she fails the Davidson case will only be the first of many tragedies.

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My Thoughts:

When the files in the veterinarian’s clinic that Joy Davidson works in show the animals to have some extremely rare diseases and the animals to be on experimental drugs, Joy becomes suspicious. Coupled with an overheard conversation, Joy decides to tell her sister Special Agent Julie Ann Duncan of the FBI and ask for help to figure out what’s going on. Before she has an opportunity to look at the copies of the files that Joy copied, Ann Duncan interrupts a home invader intent on killing Joy.

With several cases on the go, Patrick away on a university tour and a special mission from the director, Ann’s hands are full. I liked that the author made it clear that her main characters were not just relying on their own strength to accomplish their tasks but were giving credit to God for the answers to their prayers. Their faith was clearly seen.

I found it very interesting how the twists and turns worked themselves out in the various different cases the Davidson’s had. It’s very difficult to say more than that without spoilers. The quick pace of the story kept things moving along quite nicely.

I think what I liked most about this particular book in the series is that it shows how difficult it can be to have a normal home life when one or both parents are FBI agents (assuming that actual FBI agents work hours like Ann and Patrick Duncan). I think that’s why I liked that they connected regularly by phone and skype while they were apart.

As with all the Heartfelt Cases, The Davidson Case is an excellent novel in the mystery and suspense category and I would highly recommend it. I gave it 5 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the author for providing a copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Julie writes, reads, reviews, plays video games, and teaches chemistry. She’s mildly disturbed by the fact that 10 words can sum up her life. Her stories have fallen into many categories, including Christian, science fiction, YA, and fantasy (not all at the same time!). She enjoys detailed letters, snail mail style, as well as emails but cannot quite grasp this texting thing.

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