Christie Craig’s ‘Don’t Look Back’ Leaves Us Breathless [REVIEW]

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They are desperate to catch a killer. But what are they willing to risk? (Photo courtesy Canva)

A killer is on the loose. She’s the undercover Fed working to catch a murderer. He’s the cop determined to get the job done. But is he ready to throw the rulebook out the window in order to keep her safe? Find out in Christie Craig’s third thrilling installment of her Texas Justice series, Don’t Look Back.

Christie Craig’s DON’T LOOK BACK

The last place Alma Ronan worked before her untimely death was the Black Diamond strip club. Now her half sister, FBI agent Brie Ryan, is working at the same venue undercover, using the name “Star” in an effort to discover what actually happened to Alma. It becomes apparent that something is amiss there pretty quickly.

Brie calls her buddy, Agent Carlos Olvera, to ask for his assistance in finding the persons responsible for trafficking women within the confines of the club. But when he gets too close, Carlos is shot and Brie must steal a customer’s car to pursue the club owner’s men.

Unfortunately they get away when Brie is stopped by the police during the chase. Not one to be easily deterred, she cuffs the cop to a light pole and tells him to find Detective Connor Pierce as she stuffs her business card in his shirt pocket, then runs to her car and resumes chasing the Porsche that is burning rubber through a green light.

Pierce is usually pretty adept at remaining detached on a case, but suddenly he finds himself compelled to help Brie with her investigation. Is he helping her because he’s anxious to break the case or because Brie’s beauty and bravery have turned his head? Regardless, they soon find their lives are both in peril. But which is riskier, hunting a killer or putting his heart on the line?

As soon as readers open Don’t Look Back, they are swept away on a tidal wave of adrenaline. Christie Craig holds nothing back and immediately drops us into a high-octane story rife with immersive action that leaves us breathless. Brie and Connor bolt out of the gate faster than Winning Brew and maintain a relentless pace throughout the novel.

Even more riveting than the action here, however, is the banter shared between the two leading characters. I loved watching them, and oftentimes found myself laughing out loud at their wit, which moves just as quickly as the plot itself.

This is one novel I couldn’t tear myself away from. If you enjoy reading stories by Laura Griffin, Cynthia Eden, and Alice Clayton, you’re going to love Craig’s books. Tautly written and expertly executed, she proves once again that she is a rising star in the romantic suspense genre. I guarantee she’ll have you hooked! Don’t miss Don’t Look Back!

Christie Craig
Christie Craig (Photo by Anh Tran)


Christie Craig is a New York Times bestselling author who grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she’s still fascinated with lightning bugs and mostly wears shoes, but she focuses on rescuing mammals and hasn’t kissed a frog in years. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog—who has a bad habit of eating furniture—a son, and a prince of a husband who swears he’s not, and never was, a frog.

If Christie isn’t writing, she’s reading or just enjoying laughter with her friends and family. As a freelance writer, Christie also writes nonfiction books, including the humorous self-help/relationship book Wild, Wicked & Wanton: 101 Ways to Love Like You’re in a Romance Novel, as well as paranormal young adult romances under the pen name C. C. Hunter.

For more information, visit, like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

By Christie Craig
416 pp. Forever. $7.99

Buy the book direct from Jathan & Heather Books or from one of these fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Half Price Books, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, or Walmart.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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