Sunday, March 20, 2016

4-Star Review of "Weep In The Night"

Review of Weep In The Night

(If WITSEC Can't Keep Her Safe, Who Can?)

by Valerie Massey Goree


After three years in the witness protection program, Sadie Malone’s life in Texas is bland and humdrum--until she meets a new co-worker. Bowen Boudine ignites a flame in Sadie's long-dormant heart, but when she discovers he knows her true identity, she attempts to flee. He thwarts her escape and reveals the reason he’s been sent to locate her. 

Bowen, a seasoned operative with International Retrieval Organization takes his job escorting Sadie safely back to California seriously, but quickly finds he's falling for her. Can he maintain a professional relationship while he protects her from the crime boss her testimony helped to convict? 

       "Nah. It's just little ol' me."  His shoulders drooped, which caught her attention.  "Had a wife and little girl."  
Antennae now on full alert, Sadie rummaged in her purse for her keys. 
 "What happened?" She expected to hear about a divorce,
 but his next words stunned her.  
"They were killed in a car wreck." 
Just like her family.  Goosebumps pinpricked her arms. 
 To hide her alarm, she pressed the car remote.

Sadie is definitely living a lonely, sad life in the Witness Protection Program.  She has had to be relocated already as her identity was compromised.  She is forced to treat everyone she meets with suspicion.  Meeting Bowen Boudine sends sparks through her from the first introduction, but she is also highly suspicious of him.   He finally reveals something truly life altering to her, and that he knows her true identity.  He is not the bad guy though; he is working to protect her.  But his heart becomes entangled with Sadie's as well.  What will they do? How could a relationship between them ever work?  He also thinks that his past has too many sinful actions in it and that God and Sadie will never forgive him.  She assures him that they both will forgive him. 

What an engaging and exciting plot in this book!   Sadie and Bowen were very likable and well developed characters.   But all of the characters refused to open up and share their past.  They were all harboring many secrets.  I would like to have known more in-depth details of exactly what happened to Sadie's family, especially why it happened. There were so many characters that I had trouble keeping up with them and their role in the story.   This book would make a great movie!  It also would be nice to read a sequel to know what comes next.  

I rated this book 4 stars and highly recommend it to those who love mysteries. 

I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:

Valerie Massey Goree

Valerie Massey Goree was born in South Africa, grew up in Rhodesia-now Zimbabwe, but has resided in Texas for twenty-five years. Although she can write 'y'all', the word doesn't come naturally yet. Valerie enjoys writing suspense. What other genre allows the author to kill off a character when the storyline slumps? To learn more about Valerie's books, visit

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