About the Book
Book: Haven’s Fire
Author: Dena Netherton
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April, 2019
When Dade re-emerges from the wilderness and settles in Seattle, intent on establishing a powerful cult following, Haven, Petter, and Jesse must protect their new friend, Thea, from his evil plans.
Haven Ellingson has been stalked, kidnapped, and beaten by Dade. After her escape, he continued to torment her through threats and constant pursuit. Again she was able to break free, thinking the man had finally perished.
But he’s back, now intent on destroying the life of another young woman and countless, misguided followers.
And Haven is having none of it.
Sometimes you hide from your attacker; sometimes you stand and fight.
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About the Author
Dena Netherton has always loved the thrill of suspense-filled fiction. One day it dawned on her she could actually put down on paper her own action-packed stories and life-threatened characters that had been knocking around inside her head for decades.
When she’s not writing, Dena loves to play piano and guitar, read good books, spend time with people, and hike the Cascade Mountains.
Dena is active in her church as a musician, leader in Women’s Ministry, and director of a women’s prayer ministry. She also volunteers at a Crisis Pregnancy Center.
She and her husband live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Find out more about Dena’s books through her website and newsletter: denanetherton.me
Even though I received a copy of the whole series, my review schedule unfortunately didn’t give me enough time to get through all of them before the tour for this one. While it wasn’t too difficult to read it as a stand-alone, I would have liked to have read from the beginning to hear more of Haven and Jesse’s stories. This was a highly engaging page-turner!
Cults have always intrigued me. I’ve always wondered how cult leaders are able to draw people in and completely brainwash them to fall under their control. Do the followers actually believe the lies they are told? How are they sucked in and what would it take to get them out? How do the cult leaders know what type of people to pursue? This story delves into the life of a young woman with desperate emotional needs, and shows how easily she could be manipulated by a cult. Luckily for her, she had a support system she didn’t even realize she had. This was certainly not an easy book to put down!
I highly recommend this series to suspense fans and those intrigued with cults. It easily sucked me in and held my attention. This was the first time I read a book by this author but I’d be highly interested in reading more from her in the future!
*I received a copy of this book through CelebrateLit. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
More from Dena
Haven’s Fire is the third and final installment of the suspense trilogy, Hunting Haven. In the first book, Haven’s Flight, I introduced Jesse, a teenaged boy, living with the delusional Dade Colton and his common-law wife, Mama. He’s a sweet and handsome young man, but just like Haven, he’s a victim of the two abusive adults who keep him imprisoned in a remote mountain cabin, far from the influence of church or friends or schools. He puts his life on the line to help Haven escape from Dade, and as I was writing the book, I fell in love with his courageous, unselfish character. So I vowed that I would give him a bigger role in the third book. (He’s still secondary in book two, Haven’s Hope.) And since Jesse wasn’t destined to be Haven’s love, I knew I had to find a girl for him, someone worthy of him, but someone who was dealing with her own dark past. In Haven’s Fire, we get to see Jesse, now a student living in Seattle, struggle to forgive Dade and Mama for the abuse they dealt out, and to help his girl, Thea, escape the dangerous leader of a cult who is bent on controlling and abusing her. In this suspense-filled book, it will take all of Jesse’s new-found faith, his prayers, and the support of Haven and her friends to rescue Thea from walking blindly into a world of intrigue, deception, and even, murder!
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