Cold Light of Day is the latest suspense filled novel by Elizabeth Goddard who has become one of my go-to authors. Like her previous books, this one hits the ground running and the action and suspense do not let up until the end.

Police chief of a small Alaskan town, Autumn is fighting to hold onto her job in the upcoming election despite those who want her out. A sudden influx of newcomers to town as well as the discovery of more than one body has her jumping through hoops as she attempts to solve the case(s). It appears that the murders are connected but if so how?

Newcomer Grier just happens to be in the right place at the right time to rescue a woman from the sea but is he really the hero he seems? Autumn has no choice but to accept his help but questions and secrets between them make her wonder if she is doing the right thing. As the pair face numerous threats to their lives, the chemistry between them is one thing that cannot be denied.

As expected, I thoroughly enjoyed Cold Light of Day and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.

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Police Chief Autumn Long is fighting to keep her job in the quiet Alaska town of Shadow Gap when an unexpected string of criminal activity leaves her with a wounded officer, unexplained murders, and an attack on her own father. Despite her mistrust of outsiders, she turns to Grier Brenner, a newcomer who seems to have the skills and training Autumn needs to face this threat to her community.

Grier is in Alaska for the same reason many others are–to disappear–when Chief Long enlists his help. He emerges from the shadows and proves his mettle, but his presence in her life could be a deadly trap for them both. If his secret is exposed, all will be lost. And he’s not sure even Autumn could save him.

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Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than 50 novels, including Cold Light of Day and the Rocky Mountain Courage and Uncommon Justice series. Her books have sold nearly 1.5 million copies. She is a Carol Award and Reader’s Choice Award winner and a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to find inspiration for her next book, and serving with her husband in ministry. For more information about her books, visit her website at