Treacherous Trails takes us back to the Thorn family and this time the story focus is on Owen Thorn who is recovering from an injury he received in an attack in the military. At the request of his best friend, Ray, Owen is keeping eyes on Ray’s sisters Ella and Betsy. However, Ella has crossed a really bad man and is now framed for murder. Things are not looking good for her and she really sees no way out as she tries to prove her innocence and protect her disabled sister. Owen is a take charge kind of guy and he is really protective of Ella since their childhood. Both are battling pasts that are less than stellar and both are fighting the love between each other. One because of fear of abandonment, the other because they don’t think they are good enough.
The overall message in this fast-paced novel I found very soul-satisfying. Sometimes we have to let go of the dreams that we thought best for our lives, and embrace the better ones that God has provided. I will say the villain in this novel was quite tenacious and really got under my skin in the way they just assumed they could get away with everything, very easy to dislike and the cold-blooded grip on other lives made me quite angry. Looking forward to the other brothers’ stories and hopefully to Ray’s as well.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.