Elyse Broderick is a wife and mother residing happily in middle-class suburbia. Nothing extraordinary has ever happened to her until today. Finding herself in the hands of two would be abductors she must make some life altering choices. With her life on the line, will she be able to hold fast to her faith and keep integrity to a God she loves, or will her will to survive override her faith?
Kenja Masterson is a retired military Lieutenant. His partner Marcus Peters was enlisted in the Army for two terms, having served two tours in Iraq. They were brought together by one of life’s oldest desires...money. The unlikeliest of partners, they must learn to work together to achieve their goal or die trying.
Detective Anthony Macie is summoned in the middle of the night to an abandoned vehicle. The keys are still in the ignition, the tank is full of gas, a purse is on the passenger seat and the owner, Elyse Broderick, is reported missing. With no clues, no motive, no suspects and a ticking clock, he must make the pieces fit in this impossible puzzle. The only problem he faces is…where to begin.
Jody Fife is a mother of two homeschooled children. A lifelong reader of mystery and suspense novels, she currently resides in Virginia with her husband, children, and nine members of her extended family.
Taking Elyse--wow, what a ride! I am an avid reader of mystery/suspense novels, but admit that I was skeptical to read one with a "Christian" twist. While I have strong faith in God, I have not encountered a suspense novel in which the heroine declares she must hold fast to her faith and integrity to God. Mrs. Fife remained true to this throughout Taking Elyse while weaving a wonderful tale of intrigue. I admired Elyse and her strength, came to care deeply for her family and friends--most of them, anyway, felt involved with the police on Elyse's case, and constantly changed my views on 'whodunit'. Mrs. Fife gave such depth to all characters in her novel, and each person had a story that made them human--mine to decipher, to like or dislike, to really feel something about. Well written, carefully thought-out, and a non-stop thrill...with a wonderfully surprising twist at the end. I do hope that Mrs. Fife continues to write, as she now has a devoted fan!