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Dark Justice: A Novel - E-galley received through Netgalley for review.

While driving home on a rural road with her elderly mother, who suffers from dementia, Hannah Shire stops to help a man who has had a car accident. Before the paramedics bring him away, the man whispers something in Hannah's ear. A mysterious organization is hunting down Hannah and her mother for what they know. The police might be involved, as well. Hannah and her mtoher are forced to run away and hide. Once Hannah asks her 27-year-old daughter for help, she becomes a target, too.

The main character, Hannah Shire, is a nurse in her early fifties. She's a widow and lives with her elderly mother, who has dementia and needs to be taken care of. Hannah's mother loves dancing, listening to pop music, and wearing her purple hat.

After Hannah stops to help a stranger, her life is put in danger. Two men declaring to be policemen come to her house to question and threaten her. She later learns they were not policemen at all; later, she starts to suspect that the law enforcement might be involved in the conspiracy. Because the man Hannah had tired to help had actually been murdered while he tried to prevent a terrorist attack on the whole United States. Hannah and her mother are on the run. Hannah asks her daughter for help, putting her in danger, too.

Dark Justice is a fast-paced thriller full of action. Once I passed the first few chapters, I couldn't put it down; I had to know how it ended. After I finished the book, I learned it was categorized as a "religious" book because the characters often pray and cite passages from the Bible. The narration, however, never becomes preachy or anything like that. If you enjoy thrillers with conspiracy elements, you are going to love this novel.