Saturday, April 16, 2022

Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Catch (US Marshals #3) by Lisa Harris

Welcome to my stop on the book blog tour for The Catch by Lisa Harris. This book tour was organized by Lone Star Book Blog Tours. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win all the books in the series as well as a tote bag. Be sure to visit each stop on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Catch
Series: US Marshals #3
Author: Lisa Harris
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: April 5th 2022
Print Length: 352 pages
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
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Everything hidden is eventually found.

After a harrowing attempt on a judge's life at the courthouse, Deputy US Marshals Madison James and Jonas Quinn are tasked with finding a missing woman and an endangered child in connection to the murder of the judge's wife. What seems like a fairly straightforward case becomes hopelessly tangled when the marshals discover that the woman they are searching for is not who they think she is.

Madison and Jonas are forced into a race to find the woman and the child before the people who want her dead discover her location. And in a final showdown that could cost her everything, Madison will come face-to-face with the person who murdered her husband.

CHAPTER ONE, PART ONE

He’d lied to her again.

It was her fault for believing him in the first place. For trusting the slew of promises he never kept. He told her he loved her. Told her he’d leave his wife for her so they could be together. Becca played the fool and believed him. She knew now that he never intended to stay with her, and as far as she was concerned, he wasn’t capable of being faithful. Today was no different, and yet he called and she came running.

She sat in her car, watching the gated house where he lived with her, trying to gather her frayed nerves. While she’d never been inside the five-­thousand-­square-­foot house, she knew it included a chef’s kitchen, a vaulted back porch, and a three-­car garage. The apartment she shared with their son was less than a thousand square feet. Robert paid for the majority of her expenses, but it was never quite enough, so she continued to work at the cafĂ© and relied on his handouts and promises that he was going to leave his wife for her.

She gripped the steering wheel and frowned. The reality was that she didn’t care about the big house. She wasn’t even sure she loved him anymore. She cared only about their son.

Her son.

She drew in a deep breath as the gates swung open slowly. Then she parked, got out of the car, and headed to the front door. It was strange that he’d asked her to the house. He’d never done that before. The closest she’d gotten was when she’d driven by one time. She’d wanted to know where he lived and spent his time when he wasn’t with her. She felt guilty about their arrangement since the beginning, but Robert had swept in and given her the feeling of family she’d never had. Saying no seemed impossible until she realized that it was nothing more than a fairy tale that could never have a happy ending.

Still, as much as she wanted to, she never found the courage to walk away.

Until now.

Today, all of that would change. No matter what he said, she was going to tell him that she was leaving him. She was tired of the tangled web she’d found herself in as the scorned mistress who could never show her face at his office or at one of his political fundraisers. She’d seen the coverage of him and Myra on the news last night, smiling into the camera as if they didn’t have a care in the world. She had once believed that could be her standing next to him one day. His expression had told her otherwise. He would never give up his life for her.

Becca put her hand on the brass doorknob, then stopped. Was she supposed to walk in or knock?

She didn’t have to answer the question because the door swung open.

Robert’s wife, Myra, stood in the doorway, a smile plastered on her face. “Becca Lambert . . . It’s nice to finally meet you in person, though I guess you weren’t expecting me to be here.”

“I don’t understand.” Becca studied the woman’s pale blue pencil skirt, button-­up white blouse, and matching jacket that likely cost more than what she earned in a month. “How do you know me?”

“I’m not near as clueless as Robert thinks I am. I’m the one who sent you the message from his phone. Well, his . . . other phone, that is.” She sneered. “I thought we could . . . talk.”

Becca took a step backward, fighting every instinct in her body that told her to run. “I’m not sure that’s a good idea.”

“It won’t take long. Just a few minutes. It’s time you and I got to know each other.”

She didn’t want to talk to Robert’s wife. Didn’t want to be in the same room with the woman. “Where’s Robert?”

“At work. Or so he says. He’s always working, but you don’t really think you’re the only pretty girl who’s caught his eye, do you?”

Becca blinked back tears as she tried to stuff down the guilt. She’d been working at an upscale restaurant when she met Robert. He was handsome and charismatic, and he paid attention to her. She’d grown up in foster care, and for the first time in her life, she felt loved. Special.

Then she found out she was pregnant.

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Lisa Harris is a USA Today bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from Romantic Times for her novels Blood Covenant and Vendetta. The author of more than forty books, including The Escape, The Chase, The Traitor's Pawn, Vanishing Point, A Secret to Die For, and Deadly Intentions, as well as The Nikki Boyd Files and the Southern Crimes series, Harris and her family have spent over 17 years living as missionaries in southern Africa and currently reside there.

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GIVEAWAY:
Win the full U.S. Marshals series (The Escape, The Chase, and The Catch) and a tote bag. (US only)


(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prizes. The author, Lisa Harris, assumes all responsibility for this giveaway.)

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