Book Review: Deadly Intentions

12 Nov

Deadly Intentions by Lisa Harris is my book club’s selection this month. I can’t wait to discuss it with them. Harris is one of our favorites, and this book did not disappoint. I give it a recommended rating.


Research scientist Caitlyn Lindsey is convinced that someone is taking out her team one by one. First, a friend and research partner was killed in a home invasion. Three months ago, her boss died in a suspicious car accident. Four days ago, another partner supposedly committed suicide. And now Caitlyn herself has miraculously survived a hit-and-run. Afraid for her life with nowhere to turn, she reaches out to one of the victim’s husbands, Detective Josh Solomon.

Though initially skeptical about Caitlyn’s theory, Josh soon realizes that the attack that took his wife’s life was anything but random. Now the two of them must discover the truth about who is after Caitlyn’s team — and what their end game is–before it’s too late.

In this nail-biting thriller, award-winning author Lisa Harris will have you believing that there’s no such thing as random.


USA Today and CBA bestselling author Lisa Harris is a Christy Award finalist for Blood Ransom and Vendetta, Christy Award winner for Dangerous Passage, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 (Blood Covenant) and 2015 (Vendetta) from Romantic Times. She has sold over half a million books. She and her family have spent over sixteen year working as missionaries in Africa where she runs a small non-profit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. The ECHO Project promotes Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves . . . the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8)When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at


My Impressions:

Lisa Harris has long been a must-read author for me. Her romantic suspense keeps me turning the pages. Deadly Intentions was no exception. This one is a book club selection and I anticipate a lively discussion. There’s plenty to like — fast-paced action, an intriguing and timely plot, and characters that capture the heart. It gets a recommended rating from me.

Main characters Caitlyn Lindsey and Josh Solomon are brought together when the facts around the murder of Josh’s wife a year before and two other deaths seem to point to nefarious goings-on at the lab where Caitlyn works. The connection is confirmed as Caitlyn and Josh both have targets on their backs. As they work together to uncover just what is going on, danger escalates. The two don’t know who to trust, and this reader agreed! I suspected everyone had a hand in the attacks and murders. While a chemistry develops between Caitlyn and Josh, I found their reticence to become romantically involved was good for them as characters and for the book’s story trajectory. The two had a lot of baggage to work through as well as bullets to dodge! 😉 I have to note that there is a virus/vaccine angle to the book, making it a timely read. (I didn’t find it triggering though.) Trust and abandonment are two themes that run throughout the book. Both characters are believers and their faith grows with the trials they face.

Deadly Intentions was a fast-paced and intense read. I could not put it down! Another winner from Harris.


Audience: Adults.

(I purchased this book from Amazon. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)




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