Friday, March 10, 2023

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway: Cold Light of Day (Missing in Alaska, #1) by Elizabeth Goddard

Cold Light of Day

by Elizabeth Goddard

February 20 - March 17, 2023 Virtual Book Tour


Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard

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.

Praise for Cold Light of Day:


DiAnn Mills, author of Concrete Evidence

"An exhilarating, page-turning race to the finish!"

Carrie Stuart Parks, bestselling author of Relative Silence

"Gripping and hard-hitting."

James R. Hannibal, award-winning author of Elysium Tide

"Elizabeth Goddard has created a novel that immerses the reader in small-town Alaska. From the first page, it's a race to stay alive and solve a number of ever-spiraling mysteries. I highly recommend this novel."

Cara Putman, award-winning author of Flight Risk and Lethal Intent

"A simmering romantic suspense with an explosive ending. Once more Goddard proves she is a master storyteller and deserving of her place as one of the best Christian romantic suspense authors of our time."

Mary Alford, author of Among the Innocent

Book Details:

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published by: Revell
Publication Date: February 2023
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780800742041 (ISBN10: 0800742044)
Series: Missing in Alaska, 1
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | | Goodreads | Baker Book House


5 stars!

With its engaging characters, non-stop action, and a uniquely gritty plot, I couldn’t put this book down.

Cold Light of Day is the first book in author Elizabeth Goddard’s new Christian romantic suspense series, Missing in Alaska, and I must say that I was taken completely by surprise by the fast-paced, gritty action and naturally expressed faith-forward narrative. This story hit the ground running and never stopped.

I loved the two main characters, Police Chief Autumn Long and Grier Brenner. They both are good, strong individuals with burdens to carry and secrets to keep. I was behind their relationship from the first exchange of dialogue, but to be clear, the story is more the suspense over the romance, once again making this unputdownable. The author slowly and tantalizingly revealed their stories amidst the danger and tension, and I didn’t want to put the book down.

Like many readers, just the mention that the setting of a book is in Alaska, and I’m on board. What is the lure of The Last Frontier? Is it the remoteness? The inherent danger? The sheer challenge of absolute self-reliance? I don’t know, but it is like catnip to a cat, with just so much that can go terribly wrong in a blink. Something makes this location uniquely compelling, and this book delivers all of these feelings and the wild beauty besides.

In addition to the broader Alaskan setting, the story unfolds in the small town of Shadow Gap. While there is an underlying assumption that the people who make their way to the 49th state are a different breed from those in the lower 48, people are still people. The small-town feel is front and center, amusing at times, even comforting, and everyone knows everyone else and, inevitably, all their business. The disgruntled and vindictive city councilman naturally causes Autumn trouble, but the author has a unique spin, and I found the ramifications very interesting.

With its engaging characters and non-stop action, I recommend COLD LIGHT OF DAY TO READERS of Christian romantic suspense who enjoy a grittier storyline set in “The Land of the Midnight Sun.”

Author Bio:

Elizabeth Goddard

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

Catch Up With Elizabeth Goddard:
BookBub - @ElizabethGoddard
Instagram - @elizabethgoddardauthor
Twitter - @bethgoddard
Facebook - @ElizabethGoddardAuthor



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Wall-to-wall books said...

I loved this review! Fantastic. I couldn't have said it better myself!

Beth Goddard said...

Thanks for the great review!! Elizabeth Goddard