Book Review: Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard

About Cold Light of Day

  • Author: Elizabeth Goddard
  • Genre: Romantic Suspense
  • Series: Missing in Alaska, 1
  • Publisher: Revell
  • Where to Find It: Amazon, Bookbub, Goodreads


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:

“Thrilling!” – 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

My Review of Cold Light of Day

Oh my… where to start.  

Elizabeth Goddard is not a new author to me; I started reading her books when she first got picked up by Love Inspired and I’ve read everything since. Cold Light of Day though just might be my favorite book by her yet.  

From the beginning she hooked me on the small town feel and the beautifully accurate descriptions of Alaska (one of my most favorite places in the world to visit!). Then continued to intrigue me with the mystery she unveiled…and what a dozy it is! 

The main characters (Grier and Autumn) were amazingly well done, and I so so enjoyed how Elizabeth Goddard played with our emotions regarding them. They were very likable and relatable (although I’ve never met anyone who got messed up with that many dead bodies!) but nonetheless I LOVED these characters, and I am looking forward to seeing what else Elizabeth Goddard has instore for this series! 

5 Stars.  

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback.  

About 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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