Series: Mandate: to Guide and Protect, #2
Author: Edward Kendrick
Genre: supernatural, mystery/ suspense
Length: Novella (56 pages)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (March 1st 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Kip Townsend, the single father of eight-year-old Jamie, is happy with his life as a graduate student holding down a part-time job to make ends meet. Then his parents are killed in a carjacking.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, it seems Kip’s father was actually murdered because he witnessed a child being kidnapped. The authorities, believing the killer might come after Kip and his sister, Emily, if he thinks Kip’s father told them what he saw, put them under police protection.
But others are watching over them, and Kip’s son Jamie, as well. Others whose mandate it is to keep them safe. Angels, Jamie calls them, after seeing one of them. But Kip believes it’s only his imagination. Whether it is or isn’t, Kip and Emily’s lives may depend on them…as well as the police, when the killer reappears.
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Review: This is book two in the Mandate: To Guide and Protect series. It stands alone okay, but you need to read the first to see who the guardian angels are and their story.
This book is good, but I was a little disappointed. I think I just expected a different story, but this one was very good. It is written in the Edward Kendrick’s classic style of mystery that is kept rather sweet. The plot moves quickly and ends a bit suddenly for me as I was really thinking of the possibilities of where the story may be heading and I was way out in left field.
I liked the characters especially Jamie (Kip’s 8-year-old son) and the Angels, Hal and Dave (back from the first book). In this book, these are the two gay lovers, as the main character and other characters are straight. This doesn’t really bother me since I like m/f stories and there is no actual sex at all in the books.
The book moves fast, and a lot is packed into a few pages, but overall we get a good complete story.
If you like mystery, guardian angels, cops, books with very little sex, and cute kids this is for you.