The cover of “Not This Time” caught my eye when pursuing books. What I didn't know, was that I was picking up “book 3” of a series (I totally hate that!). However, I read on, hoping I could figure out the storyline.
The book is about a small, close-knit Florida town with some 'not so' small problems. Apparently, in the two prior books, we had some major bad guys that killed, kidnapped and wreaked havoc on little Seagrove Village. And, they're back.
The story started in the middle of a crisis, and it was hard keeping up with who's who and “who done what.” You learn that there are FBI guys/gals, super-secret spy agents and those that work with them, to help stop a crime organization (for lack of a better phrase) called “NINA.” I'm sure if I had read the two previous books, this one would have made much more sense. It was hard getting interested in the characters, since they were previously developed, so I just focused on trying to get through the storyline.
That being said, the story itself was good, if not a little predictable. I did appreciate the faith-based characters in the story and felt it gave a good example of how faith can get you through situations. Funny enough, the “catchy” cover made no sense by the end of the story – so I'm not sure how that played into it. It's intriguing, just doesn't seem to match anything. Perhaps Hinze's other books are better.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The opinions expressed here are my own. Order this book from your local bookstore or www.amazon.com