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Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite
"Lost Then Found" by Christina Freeburn is the first book in her 'New Beginnings Series'. A Christian based suspense thriller with a touch of sweet romance, it will keep the reader wondering throughout how it is going to end. Jonas Knight and his ex wife Renee are both skip tracers, better known for the ability to hide a person, give them a new name and identity and provide new beginnings. When a troubled teen comes to New Beginnings, Renee finds her a safe place to live and a new name. Little does she know at this time what a commotion this is going to cause. As Jonas tries to find the guilt to bring them to justice, Renee is hiding them. Only one problem is there, whose story will she believe? The one she is hiding or that of Jonas? When Gina Howard is accused of stealing a half million dollar check from her uncle, Jonas is hired to find her. When Ashe tries to work with Renee to bring her back from hiding emotions continue to flare up between them. Renee blames Jonas for her sister’s death and Jonas blames himself. How can these two work together when there is no trust there? When they finally compromise and work together, the truth finally comes out. But can they save Gina before her uncle gets to her?
This is a very enjoyable, clean suspense novel that is not preachy although Christian based. It shows how there has to be a new beginning to regain what has been lost when one has one's trust broken in a person or does not know the full circumstances. Here Renee blames Jonas in order to take the blame off of her and her brother. The main characters Jonas and Renee lend much support to the novel along with the secondary characters. A lesson learned is that placing the fault on someone else does not help you at all. It will eventually eat away at you till you have to finally confess and forgive not only the person you faulted but yourself as well. This is not a long book and can be read in an evening by most readers. If you are looking for a sweet romance-suspense book then I recommend "Lost Then Found".