Carol J. Post never fails to deliver an edge-of-the-seat, suspense filled story and Flee the Darkness is no exception. The first installment of her new Harmony Grove series, the suspense begins practically on the first page and continues to escalate throughout most of the book. Ample twists and surprises abound which was enough to keep me turning those pages.

When a dating relationship turns frighteningly obsessive, Melissa left her life in Georgia and returned to her hometown where she finally began to feel safe. At least she did until signs of a stalker began to plague her once again. To make circumstances even more difficult, her former boyfriend has also returned to town. She wants nothing to do with him – she can’t risk another heartbreak – but she needs his protection and he is determined to help.

Another great novel from Post is complete with action, danger, romance, and faith. I loved watching Melissa grow in her new faith and learn to forgive Chris for the past. I also liked the fact that the author kept me guessing due to the multiple potential suspects as the tale progressed. Can’t wait for book two in this series!

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Melissa Langston flees Georgia to escape a relentless stalker, but soon anonymous notes and a menacing figure lurking in the shadows shatter the fragile sense of security she has found in her small Florida hometown. The only one who takes the danger seriously is the cop who broke her heart years ago. She doesn’t want his protection. He let her down at the time when she needed him most, and she doesn’t do second chances.

When Memphis Police Officer Chris Jamison returns to Florida to deal with his father’s sudden death, the last thing he wants is to reconnect with his first love. No way is he ready to jump back into the vicious cycle of trying and failing to meet her expectations. But how can he turn his back on a woman who needs his protection, especially one who still holds such a grip on his heart?


From medical secretary to court reporter to property manager to owner of a special events decorating company, Carol’s resume reads as if she doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up. But one thing that has remained constant through the years is her love for writing. She currently pens fun and fast-paced inspirational romance and romantic suspense stories. Her books have been nominated for a RITA® award and an RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award.

Carol lives in sunshiny Central Florida with her husband, who is her own real-life hero, and writes her stories under the shade of the huge oaks in her yard. Besides writing, she works alongside her music minister husband singing and playing the piano. She enjoys sailing, hiking, camping—almost anything outdoors. Her two grown daughters and grandkids live too far away for her liking, so she now pours all that nurturing into taking care of a fat and sassy black cat and a highly spoiled dachshund.

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