Review of COLD LIGHT OF DAY by Elizabeth Goddard

About the Book:

Publisher: Revell
Language: English
Publication Date: 02/07/2023
Pages: 336
ISBN-10: 0800742044
ISBN-13: 9780800742041
SKU: 9780800742041


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 even 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 so 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.

As the stakes rise and the dangers increase, Autumn and Grier must rely on each other to extinguish the deadly threats.

About the Author:

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 Photo and Bio from author’s page at Baker-Elizabeth Goddard

My Review:

This is a race for survival for Sheriff Autumn Long. Not only does she have to survive those who want to take her job away, but she also has to find the killer who is stalking and killing multiple people in her little Alaskan town. She enlists the assistance of newcomer Grier Brenner who has his own secrets that he is hiding and who may have brought danger with him. The plot is propulsive and unique, with authentic details about the setting and intricate plot threads woven seamlessly into an action-packed story. There is a lot of spiritual truth built into the story with Grier and Autumn both exploring what they believe and how to keep believing in the hard times. The secondary characters were a dynamic addition to the story and I enjoyed getting to know the people in the town, especially the mayor who just couldn’t bring herself to fire Autumn without putting up her own struggle against it. This is an edgy page-turner that taught me a lot about Alaska during the intriguing and fast-moving plot. Crackling with tension between Autumn and her deputy Craig as well as with Grier, this book presented multiple layers that captured me from the prologue and just kept reeling me in. With characters that are relatable and realistic and a plot that is cleaver and totally satisfying, there was nothing I did not enjoy about this book and I am already looking forward to the next book in the Missing in Alaska series.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary hard copy from the author as part of her launch team as well as an e-copy from Revell as part of the Revell Reads Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guidelines Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”

Rated G for all audiences who enjoy good clean Christian romantic suspense

Excerpt provided by Revell Books:

Cold Light of Day Excerpt

Releases on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, so you still have time to preorder and get freebies from Revell. Follow this link for all of the details:

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With much appreciation to Revell Books for the e-copy of the book to read and review and to the author for sending me a hard copy as part of her launch team!

I’m glad that you are still with me because I want to share a copy of this book with one blessed person from the U.S. I purchased an extra copy just for this giveaway. All you have to do to be entered to win is to tell me why you want to read this book in the comments. That’s it! I will randomly choose a winner next week.

Thank you to all who commented for the contest of a copy of this amazing book. The winner is ALISHA COLLINS. I have contacted her by DM and sent her book. Congratulations to Alisha!


10 thoughts on “Review of COLD LIGHT OF DAY by Elizabeth Goddard

  1. Pingback: Review of COLD LIGHT OF DAY by Elizabeth Goddard – Vickie's Book Nook and Meditation Corner

    1. Linda w

      Your review leaves me wanting to read this book. I don’t think I have read any books by this author and I am always looking for new authors to read. Two of my favorite to read are about Alaska and I enjoy romantic suspense so this sounds like the perfect read.
      Thank you so much for the chance.


  2. Jodie Roberge

    Love your review which makes me want to read this romantic suspense. Who doesn’t love a little romance? The cover is stunning, the plot seems right up my ally, and really like Alaska. All stories I have read that are in Alaska I have enjoyed! Thanks for the chance!


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  4. Vickie, thank you for writing these reviews. I know your worldview is similar to mine, so I trust your perspective.
    Do you ever listen to audiobooks? I don’t think I’ve ever seen an audiobook reviewed on your blog, but there are people (like me) who prefer that format, either because they’re visually impaired or they are busy and find it easier to listen to books in the car, on the treadmill, etc.
    I have some free downloads of my first audiobook, “COUNSELOR,” (“narrated by the author 😉 ) to give away to people who are interested and who will write reviews when they are finished listening. If you’re interested, you can email me at to get a link and code for the freebie. 🙂


    1. Hi, I don’t listen to audiobooks because I get distracted too easily, but I do appreciate the offer. Sorry that I cannot review for you at this time. I may find myself listening to audiobooks more as I age and my vision decreases.

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