Somewhere in Between

Fiction - Thriller - General
256 Pages
Reviewed on 10/27/2023
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Reviewed by Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite

Somewhere in Between is an action and adventure thriller by Jerry Baggett. Catherine survived a small plane crash and woke up in the San Bernardino Mountains wearing a thermal coat that did not belong to her. Catherine was suffering from amnesia and was in bad shape when an old man found her and took her home. There was much danger for a young woman in the mountains, and the man told Catherine that he and his grandson would protect her. Catherine’s father Mike asked Colonel Dammit McGowin for help with the investigation. McGowin would leave no stone unturned until Catherine was located. There had been a growing flow of illegal drugs out of Mexico through the mountains for some time, and McGowin soon found himself embroiled in the underworld of drugs and human trafficking.

Somewhere in Between is a thrilling story of survival and personal courage. Jerry Baggett had me hooked from the beginning. The writing style made me feel as though I was present during the events. The story is fast-paced and exciting, and there was never a dull moment. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. It was a page-turner with all the twists and turns. The characters are well-defined and authentic. Catherine was a strong woman who fought to survive. There was no way she was going to give up. She was a kind woman who grew close to the grandfather and his grandson in the brief time she knew them. This is an excellent thriller that was exciting. It exceeded my expectations and stayed with me long after I finished it.

K.C. Finn

Somewhere in Between is a work of fiction in the thriller, psychological fiction, and suspense subgenres. It is best suited to mature readers owing to scenes of a sexual nature, graphic violence, and explicit language throughout. Penned by author Jerry Baggett, this is a thrilling tale of survival and personal courage. After a plane crash in California's snow-covered mountains, medical student Catherine McGowan suffers from amnesia but manages to make her way down to lower elevations. There, she is rescued by a mysterious mountain man and his grandson. As she recovers, Catherine finds herself drawn to the enigmatic grandson, Kely Carbaugh. Little does she know that Kely’s mysterious family secrets will get them both into hot water.

Author Jerry Baggett really knows how to craft an exhilarating experience from the off, as this story's fast-paced narrative and engaging characters kept me hooked from start to finish. Catherine's journey of survival and self-discovery in the harsh mountain terrain was gripping and emotionally charged, well-founded in the emotive expression of dialogue and her realistic presence in the narrative. I found myself rooting for her resilience and determination to overcome amnesia and the challenges she faced, and the romance between Catherine and Kely sizzled as their intense connection kept me guessing. The novel's blend of action and suspense, especially when Dammit, Catherine’s uncle, dove into the dangerous plot to rescue her, creates a compelling and intense atmosphere. Baggett has crafted a thrilling plot with unexpected twists, keeping me engaged and invested in the characters' fates. Overall, Somewhere in Between is a highly recommended read, leaving me eager to explore more of Baggett's works and follow the captivating stories he weaves.

Pikasho Deka

Strap yourselves in for another action-packed Dammit McGowin odyssey with Jerry Baggett's Somewhere in Between. After an unfortunate plane crash, Catherine McGowin finds herself lost in the wilderness of California's San Bernardino Mountains with no memory of who or where she is. Rescued by a reclusive Vietnam vet named Clarence Carbaugh, Catherine recuperates in his home but she becomes a victim of a shocking kidnapping that leaves Clarence's son, Kelly, an ex-Marine, on the brink of death. Catherine's relative, Marine Corps Colonel Dammit McGowin, is called upon to help in her search and rescue. While searching for Catherine, Dammit finds himself embroiled in a deeper criminal conspiracy involving a drug cartel from Mexico and a family feud that goes back decades. Alongside the DEA and the FBI, Dammit must now bring Catherine's kidnappers and a brutal drug lord to justice.

Having read other installments of the Dammit McGowin series, at this point, I have to say I'm a fan. Jerry Baggett doesn't miss a beat and keeps things moving at a blistering pace from the first page until the last. Somewhere in Between is a gripping crime thriller with lots of action, suspense, and an investigative mystery element that adds to the intrigue. Baggett's plotting is as tight as ever as he weaves an intricate web with multiple factions having their own agenda in the machinations of the plot. As someone who loves suspense-filled thrillers with strong protagonists, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially the brief scenes between Kelly and Catherine. So grab a copy and get ready for an action-packed ride!