Book Review: Northern Deception

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Northern Deception

By Laurie Wood

Release date: December 4th, 2018

Christian Romantic Suspense


After a savage attack in university, Kira Summers fled to the safety of northern Canada and her work as a polar bear scientist. But when her whistleblower brother dies in a mysterious car crash, she must return home to bury him and pack his belongings. Unaware she’s carrying explosive evidence someone’s willing to kill for, she has no choice but to rely on the one person she never thought she’d see again.

Lukas Tanner, a widowed single father of a special needs toddler, moved to Churchill five years ago. As the proud owner of Guiding Star Enterprises, a wilderness tour company, he and his daughter lead a simple life. But when Kira comes crashing back into his world, he realizes God has other plans. Now, Lukas and Kira must confront a merciless killer as their past and present collide in a deadly race—a race they must win if they have any hope of a future together.

My thoughts:

This book was intense. I had been looking forward to reading it for quite some time, and Laurie Wood delivered what was promised.

The Story

Wood has put a significant amount of thought and research into this story. In some suspense thrillers, you know who is after the main characters. I couldn’t put this story down because I had NO idea who was behind all of the attacks. A definite page-turner. I applaud the author on the fast-paced plot. Writing a suspense novel with the right balance of calm and action isn’t easy, but she pulls it off well.

The Characters: 

This story had well rounded, believable characters with fantastically developed backstories, all against the backdrop of a pretty hectic plot where you literally never know what’s going to happen next. The protectiveness Lukas displays toward Kira from the very beginning drew me in. Even when Kira was very angry and grieving in the beginning, I still found her to be a likeable character. Giving the readers a universally identifiable trait definitely helps.


Yes, yes, yes. It’s quite well done, you won’t regret it.