Review of Never Look back (Phantom Hollow Series #2)

October 15, 2007 Uncategorized 11

The day Ivy walked out of jail after serving her sentence for withholding evidence in the Joe Hadley murder case, she is ready to put her years of pain and drug abuse behind her. A new job at her parents’ Christian camp in Colorado promises stability in this new season, but she is unprepared for her brother’s indifference toward her and her son, Montana . When camp worker Rue Kessler takes an interest in Montana, Ivy hopes the attention will make up for the rejection her son is feeling—and she doesn’t mind the attention Rue directs her way either.
Then a rash of crimes turns deadly, and Ivy suspects that Rue isn’t all he appears to be. But how can she condemn another when she knows the pain of accusation? The mysteries increase as Ivy struggles to move beyond the secrets of her past. Along the way, she discovers that the hardest person to forgive might be herself. This fast-paced suspense novel continues the Phantom Hollow series with a rich exploration of the risks and possibilities of starting over.

Lets take a step back:

In Ever Present Danger (Phantom Hollow Series #1) Ivy has a secret that she needs to reveal, but she is finding it hard to tell the Sheriff. Then at a class reunion the other three friends that new about the secret are killed. Does someone else no about there secret? Will Ivy be able to trust God and tell the Sheriff what she knows and try and move on with her life. Well if you haven’t read book one you should.

Never Look Back Review:

Reading this series is my first glimpse at how Kathy Herman can write. I must say she is very good at writing suspense. Never Look Back picked up right where Ever Present Danger left off and it was a great story about learning to forget your past mistakes and remember that God has washed you whiter than snow.

It was not easy for Ivy to forget her horrible past. She was so high on drugs that she can not remember a lot of things that went on in her past. She has no idea who the father of her child is and she can not get past thinking that she can never truly be forgiven and loved by God.

She meets a man who has a past addiction also and every one tell her she should stay away from him, but to her he is really the only person who can understand what she is going through and not judge her past.

When a string of beatings happen and her new friend is suspected, Ivy sticks by him believing he has nothing to do with those horrible acts. Will they find out who is attacking the people of Phantom Hollow before someone dies?

Kathy Herman weaves a terrific story of love and redemption around suspense, romance and intrigue, I can not wait to read the conclusion to this great series.

If this book sounds interesting to you and you would like to win a copy please leave a comment on my blog or email me at I will be holding the drawing on the 22nd of October. If you would like to buy a copy of this book as well as the first one in the series please go to


11 Responses to “Review of Never Look back (Phantom Hollow Series #2)”

  1. Stormi

    I am blind and can not comment on the blog but I love Cathy Herman and I sure owuld comment if I could. I use a scrreen reader and a scanner with optical recognition software to read but it doesn’t work for blogs.
    I woudl be so happy if you could enter it for me.

    (so I put the comment on her myself for her)

  2. Anonymous

    The first book I read by Kathy Herman was “Poor Mrs. Rigby”. I LOVED that book. I have not had a chance to read her series. That was one of her earlier books. I’m sure she is even better now.
    Please put me in to win a copy of that book.

  3. Judy G

    Kathy Herman’s books are favorites of mine. I’ve read book one in this series, and look forward to reading this one. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thank you!

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