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The Lion's Den
(The Faraway Series #2) 
By Eliza Freed

​​This was one of my most anticipated books for 2016…and it was amazing!  The Devil’s Playground had left my spine tingling and my nerves rattled, needing to know what was going to become of Meredith, her relationships, and her family. 

The Lion’s Den picks up right where The Devil’s Playground left off, but this time the book starts out with the story unfolding from Brad and Vince’s perspectives (throws confetti and cheers).  Yes, I was more than a little excited to get into the minds of these men!  I felt as though I already had a pretty good understanding of Meredith and her feelings, but I was curious to find out more about the men in her life.  Why was her husband such a cold, distant jerk?  What was wrong with Vince’s marriage that made him stray?  Oh, it was insightful!

Meredith is faced with a new dilemma in The Lion’s Den.  An unfortunate accident has left her with temporary memory loss.  While she is struggling to regain her lost memories, her husband is trying to convince her that their marriage is rock solid, while Vince just wants her to be happy – even if her happiness means it’s without him.  The only thing that Meredith knows for certain is that her kids are and always will be the center of her world.  

Part of the way through the book it goes back to Meredith’s perspective. I felt for Meredith’s situation.  As a reader, it was impossible not to root for Meredith and want her to find her own slice of happiness.  She had flaws, she wasn’t perfect, but she deserved to be at peace with herself and her decisions.  I left my morals back at the beginning of the first book in the series and completely immersed myself in the story.  It is so well done, so well thought out and developed that I hated to see the book come to an end.

I read this book in record time.  Just like the first book in the series, I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it.  I would love nothing more than to get into all of the juicy little details of the book and to shout them out from the rooftops, but I don’t want to risk spoiling it for anyone.  The Lion’s Den is gripping and intense, with twists that I never saw coming.  Between the superb writing, the captivating storyline and the fascinating characters, the Faraway Series has become one of my favorite series.

*5 Stars