Moving Target

Moving Target

When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don't show up for Quinn's surprise birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond evidence that Quinn and Maddy just decided to take off for a long overdue vacation. But it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord.Maddy awakens in a cement room with no idea wher...

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Title:Moving Target
Author:Lynette Eason
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ISBN:0800723244
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages

Moving Target Reviews

  • Rachael
    Feb 20, 2017

    While it cannot be said I remember every book I've ever read, there is one chilling short story from high school that I'll never forget: "The Most Dangerous Game," by Richard Connell. Moving Target takes the basic concept of that story and brings it into the modern era, but in a twisted game rigged against the prey.

    I kind of wish the time on the island had lasted longer--survivalist stories are always so thrilling. However, the suspense holds throughout the story; that's one thing that I can al

    While it cannot be said I remember every book I've ever read, there is one chilling short story from high school that I'll never forget: "The Most Dangerous Game," by Richard Connell. Moving Target takes the basic concept of that story and brings it into the modern era, but in a twisted game rigged against the prey.

    I kind of wish the time on the island had lasted longer--survivalist stories are always so thrilling. However, the suspense holds throughout the story; that's one thing that I can always depend on in an Eason book--non-stop action and suspense. I do wish Maddy had been a bit wiser in some of her choices a couple times in the book; given her background in law enforcement, I would have expected a more sensible course of action, especially when her gut is warning her that something is off. In her place, I'd have been paranoid and suspicious of everyone with ties to the case.

    Both Maddy and Quinn are dealing with baggage (similar enough that I wanted to bash their heads together a couple times--clear case of the pot and kettle), but it's nice to see them make progress throughout the book and develop a greater understanding of God. They aren't my favorite couple of the series, but when the chips are down, they work well together.

    Thank you Revell and NetGalley for providing a free e-book. No review, positive or otherwise, was required, and all opinions are my own.

  • Alyssa
    May 23, 2016

    Oh my gosh the cover is amazing!!

  • Katie
    Feb 05, 2017

    I sat down, started reading this book and did not get up until I was finished with the book. Its been awhile since I've been this entrenched in a mystery. This series has been outstanding and I cannot wait for the final book!

  • Brittany
    Feb 21, 2017

    Moving Target was a very chilling and suspenseful tale! The tension began early on in the novel, when Quinn and Maddy found themselves captives, forced to participate in a “survival game” with a madman.

    This story is book three in the series, yet it can stand alone if you have not read the other books. However, if you have read books one and two, you will know that both Maddy and Quinn recovered from life-threatening wounds in the recent past and that they have feelings for each other.

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    Moving Target was a very chilling and suspenseful tale! The tension began early on in the novel, when Quinn and Maddy found themselves captives, forced to participate in a “survival game” with a madman.

    This story is book three in the series, yet it can stand alone if you have not read the other books. However, if you have read books one and two, you will know that both Maddy and Quinn recovered from life-threatening wounds in the recent past and that they have feelings for each other.

    Moving Target had many dangerous situations for these characters to overcome. There was also a good bit of detective work as Quinn and Maddy tried to determine who was behind their abduction. The romantic tension between these two was also quite good. Quinn, especially, had a lot he was struggling with from his past that he needed to deal with before he could look toward the future.

    Moving Target is a nice addition to the Elite Guardians series and I definitely recommend it for fans of suspense.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

    You can read this review on my blog at:

  • Amy
    Feb 22, 2017

    Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians series just keeps getting better and better with this addition of Moving Target. This one was very creepy and from the first page I was holding my breath. I have been rooting for Maddy since I first met her in the opening pages of Always Watching especially after what happened to her. And then Quinn’s dilemma in Without Warning had me on the edge of my seat, so I was pretty happy these two were getting their own story. What a story it was. It was like Hunger Games

    Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians series just keeps getting better and better with this addition of Moving Target. This one was very creepy and from the first page I was holding my breath. I have been rooting for Maddy since I first met her in the opening pages of Always Watching especially after what happened to her. And then Quinn’s dilemma in Without Warning had me on the edge of my seat, so I was pretty happy these two were getting their own story. What a story it was. It was like Hunger Games mixed with the TV show Castle. Not really sure who the Chosen One was or how he/she/them was able to do all they could really had me even looking over my shoulder.

    Within these pages of action, romance, and even terror, we have deeper issues like the topic of forgiveness for oneself and family. Maddy and Quinn make a great team and I like that they already had an established relationship even though it was a bit of a murky one. However the care and obvious love they had for each other made the uneasiness of this story much more bearable.

    I think these covers are the best covers I have seen for a romantic suspense series and I am so glad Ms. Eason is continuing with number four in the series. I hope there is more after that; there are a few more members on the bodyguard team I would like to get to know better. I am highly anticipating Haley’s story next.

    I received a copy for free. I was not required to give a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.

  • Donna (More Than a Review)
    Jan 30, 2017

    Moving Target by Lynette Eason is book three in the Elite Guardians series. I read where Eason described the book as a cross between the Hunger Games and Survivor and I would agree with that description wholeheartedly. The tension in the beginning is full throttle.

    In case you haven’t been reading the series (which I would highly recommend), Quinn is a Detective and Maddy is a former FBI agent who is now a body guard. Quinn is working a serial killer case that he and Maddy end up being the focal

    Moving Target by Lynette Eason is book three in the Elite Guardians series. I read where Eason described the book as a cross between the Hunger Games and Survivor and I would agree with that description wholeheartedly. The tension in the beginning is full throttle.

    In case you haven’t been reading the series (which I would highly recommend), Quinn is a Detective and Maddy is a former FBI agent who is now a body guard. Quinn is working a serial killer case that he and Maddy end up being the focal point of. The Chosen One was one of the creepiest villains with his need to play games with his victims. The scenes on the island where they were kidnapped were described so well that you were holding your breath.

    My one warning…. The excerpt for Chasing Secrets leaves you craving the rest of Haley’s story.

    Eason is one of my favorite writers and Moving Target definitely keeps her on that list with the perfect balance of romance and suspense. Well plotted novel that I enjoyed from start to finish.

    Sexual content: kissing

    Violence: several dead bodies, kidnapping, game of life and death on the island

    I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.

    You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.

  • Maureen Timerman
    Feb 06, 2017

    This review does come with a warning, once you pick this book up your not going to be able to put it down, action packed from the beginning to the end. I even thought once we were off the roller coaster, and guess what, not!

    We are back with the Elite Guardians, and this is the third book in the series, and it is just as good as the other two thrillers, and you are not going to be disappointed. Now you don’t have to have read the first two to enjoy this one, but once you read one of them you are

    This review does come with a warning, once you pick this book up your not going to be able to put it down, action packed from the beginning to the end. I even thought once we were off the roller coaster, and guess what, not!

    We are back with the Elite Guardians, and this is the third book in the series, and it is just as good as the other two thrillers, and you are not going to be disappointed. Now you don’t have to have read the first two to enjoy this one, but once you read one of them you are going to be hooked and want more.

    This one is a personal one, with Maddy McKay, a member of the Elite, and Quinn Holcombe a FBI investigator, and someone wants these two dead, and it has to be in the right order. Wow, we go from one terror scene to another and then quickly to another, this evil person seems to be brilliant and uses his smarts to hurt others, will these two be able to survive all that is about to happen?

    I for one cannot wait for the next book in this series, and it can’t come soon enough, I loved reading this thrilling page-turner.

    I received this book through Revel Publishing Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.

  • Julie Graves
    Feb 09, 2017

    Maddy has stood by Quinn through all of his rehabilitation even though he was a hard patient to be around. Quinn was there for Maddy when someone cut her throat and she almost lost her life. Now they are both running for their lives after a madman kidnaps them and places them on an Island to hunt them. But Quinn and Maddy refuse to be victims and they are determined to find the person responsible and put them away. Not only are they fighting for their lives, but they are fighting for their relat

    Maddy has stood by Quinn through all of his rehabilitation even though he was a hard patient to be around. Quinn was there for Maddy when someone cut her throat and she almost lost her life. Now they are both running for their lives after a madman kidnaps them and places them on an Island to hunt them. But Quinn and Maddy refuse to be victims and they are determined to find the person responsible and put them away. Not only are they fighting for their lives, but they are fighting for their relationship. Both have family issues to deal with that keep them from pursuing a more personal relationship. But being in danger and having those they love threatened brings them closer together and willing to work through emotions they would rather stifle.

    Moving Target was exciting from the beginning to the very end! Fast-paced and suspenseful, it kept me staying up late to finish it and find out who was behind the games. I loved Quinn and Maddy together. I especially love the Elite Guardian team. They are some strong women! I also have to say that I love love love the covers of the Elite Guardian series. Back to Quinn and Maddy's story...the beginning did have me wondering about a Hunger Games theme, but the feeling quickly went away and I was pleasantly surprised by the direction the story went. Woven throughout the story was Quinn and Maddy's personal relationship. Not just between them, but also with their family members. It made them much more personable and showed a more vulnerable side to both which makes them seem more real. I enjoyed Moving Target very much and am looking forward to the next installment of the Elite Guardian series.

  • Lisa Johnson
    Feb 12, 2017

    Title: Moving Target (Elite Guardians #3)

    Author: Lynette Eason

    Pages: 318

    Year: 2017

    Publisher: Revell

    My rating is 5 stars.

    I enjoyed the first two books in this series, Always Watching and Without Warning so much that when I saw the third book was being released, I quickly grabbed a copy. The first two books focused on Olivia and Katie while this story focuses on the third member of the Elite Guardians security/protection firm, former FBI agent, Maddy McKay.

    Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe have been

    Title: Moving Target (Elite Guardians #3)

    Author: Lynette Eason

    Pages: 318

    Year: 2017

    Publisher: Revell

    My rating is 5 stars.

    I enjoyed the first two books in this series, Always Watching and Without Warning so much that when I saw the third book was being released, I quickly grabbed a copy. The first two books focused on Olivia and Katie while this story focuses on the third member of the Elite Guardians security/protection firm, former FBI agent, Maddy McKay.

    Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe have been friends for about four years. About two years ago, however, Maddy’s feelings for Quinn deepened to love. She has been waiting for him to express his feelings for her, but fears he will eventually push her away like he has done with everyone else in his life. They both have baggage from the past with Maddy leaving the FBI under a dark cloud and Quinn seemingly guilty of his sister’s death. Quinn also has been angry with God over his sister’s death while Maddy still has a close relationship with God. Maddy is pretty sure Quinn loves her, but will he ever admit it? Can he learn to trust God again and be emotionally healed?

    Now, however, they are in the clutches of a madman and their situation is dire. They might not make it to see another day alive. This insane guy has been systematically kidnapping people, hunting them and then killing them. He has an agenda and Quinn and Maddy are definitely at the top of his hit list. Why? Quinn and Maddy try to discover who this killer is, why they have been targets now and why he has targeted his other victims. They receive protective assistance from other members of the Elite Guardians, but their stalker still seems to know intimate details about their lives.

    I think this is the best book in the series so far. There is great tension, danger and suspense that lead to an exciting peak with a great twist in the plot. I really liked both of the main characters and their emotional struggles with their family relationships as well as their relationship with one another. There is a fourth book due to be released later this year and I can’t wait to read it! This series has got of suspense, romance, faith and more to keep readers interested and invested in each of the main characters of the Elite Guardians.

  • Natalie Walters
    Feb 23, 2017

    In book #3 of the Elite Guardians Series we meet Maddie McKay and Quinn Holcombe living their normal lives when in the quickest turn of events I've ever read their lives are thrust into darkness, danger, and a twisted game of death.

    It was an interesting twist to see such a dramatic event take place so early in the story but it worked and kept me thumbing through pages quicker than I imagined. One of the things I didn't like in book #2 of the series (Without Warning) was the lack of protective be

    In book #3 of the Elite Guardians Series we meet Maddie McKay and Quinn Holcombe living their normal lives when in the quickest turn of events I've ever read their lives are thrust into darkness, danger, and a twisted game of death.

    It was an interesting twist to see such a dramatic event take place so early in the story but it worked and kept me thumbing through pages quicker than I imagined. One of the things I didn't like in book #2 of the series (Without Warning) was the lack of protective behavior displayed by the hero but there was no shortage in this one and I appreciate that. Lynette Eason developed Quinn into the kind of hunky hero any girl would want by her side ... if only he'd get past his personal issues. No spoilers here but it was nice to see a hero come full circle and that bodes well for Ms. Eason's character development.

    The plot was full of twists and turns and definitely had me guessing to the very end but I believe a part of that was just out of sheer confusion over the number of characters listed as potential suspects-especially when half the characters changed their names to hide their past. Definitely confusing. As much as I enjoyed the thrilling suspense early on in the story I have to say that it left me slightly disappointed with the climatic end-which wasn't nearly as climatic as the beginning-and a little unsatisfied with the level of motivation driving the killer.

    Of the Elite Guardian Series, this was by far my favorite, though I'm actually really looking forward to book #4 which, Ms. Eason gives a sample chapter of at the end. This story, though part of a series, can easily be picked up as a stand alone but reading the series from the beginning is helpful to understand the characters past with each other. Moving Target will thrill Lynette Eason fans and satisfy readers who love a true romantic suspense story.

    *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.