I’ve really been enjoying Eason’s Danger Never Sleeps series, so I was excited when I received a copy of the final book from the publisher in exchange for this review. Links to my thoughts on the rest of the series can be found here.
There’s a lot to enjoy in this book. The pacing is solid and I was interested to find the conclusion. Some of the twists I guessed, but not so many that it ruined my reading experience. The characters are overall likable, although Ana does flirt with the “perfect character” line – I’m kind of over characters who literally speak six languages, are masters of self-defense and firearms, know how to scuba-dive and rock climb, can fly a helicopter, and somehow manage to go four days in a row with no sleep yet keep going – but, haha, they don’t cook so it’s not like they’re PERFECT! *eye roll* Sometimes it’s just a little too much.
Setting aside her perfection, I was still rooting for Ana to not only stay safe from the guy who is after her, but for her to be able to find out the truth about her father and reach a place of peace with her past. Eason does a really good job of making her characters be Christians, but in a quiet way – it’s just a part of their essence, and they live by those values without making a big deal about it. I also appreciate that Eason doesn’t have everyone participate in “missionary dating” where one person is a Christian and the other isn’t.
While Hostile Intent wasn’t the best thriller I’ve ever read, it was still an enjoyable and engaging read. I really feel like this series could have been better connected – while there are overlapping characters because they are all friends with each other, there wasn’t any kind of overarching plot that linked the books with one another. These could definitely be read as standalones, so I guess there are pluses and minuses to the minimal connections.
Thanks again to Revell for providing me with a copy of this one, and I look forward to seeing what Eason writes next!!