REVIEW: LIGHTS OUT by Natalie Walters!

Friday, November 5, 2021

 Hey everyone! Today I've got a review for Lights Out, Natalie Walters' latest suspense novel. I was like *this* close to not requesting an ARC for this one because I've been so busy lately, but I'm SO glad I did get a copy. This one will take the crown for the best suspense I've read this year. Before I get into the review, though, check out some info about the book and Walters. 


CIA analyst Brynn Taylor developed a new program to combat terrorism, and she invited members of foreign intelligence agencies to America to foster cooperation between countries. Now one of them, Egyptian spy Remon Riad, is missing.

Jack Hudson has been working for the Strategic Neutralization and Protection Agency (SNAP) for almost nine years and takes the lead in hunting down the missing spy. But he isn't at all pleased to find out Brynn is involved. It's hard to trust a woman who's already betrayed you.

Every lead they follow draws them dangerously deeper into an international plot. Kidnapping, murder, explosions, poisoning--the terrorists will do anything to accomplish their goal of causing a digital blackout that will blind a strategic US military communications center and throw the world into chaos.

Can Brynn surrender control to a man who doesn't trust her? And can Jack ever get over what she did to him? The fate of the world--and their hearts--hangs in the balance.



Natalie Walters is the author of Lights Out, as well as the Harbored Secrets series. A military wife, she currently resides in Texas with her soldier husband and is the proud mom of three. She loves traveling, spending time with her family, and connecting with readers on Instagram and Facebook. Learn more at


W o w. That's all I can say.  This is a new and refreshing story idea, and I'm all-in. Walters very artfully weaves together high-stakes suspense with relatable characters and thought-provoking themes on the lengths we'll go for our jobs...or the people we love.  Lights Out has a memorable cast of characters, and I really can't wait to read more about characters like Kekoa and the rest of the SNAP team.  (Trust me, you'll love Kekoa.)  Brynn's easy to relate to and you really end up rooting for her -- and you'll probably love Jack, too. Their relational dynamic is just perfectly done, and it was fun to read as well. Not to mention, Walters weaves great Christian themes into the story with a good amount of care and thoughtfulness, which is refreshing to see. And as a side-note, the pop culture references are absolutely perfect. My goodness. 

Basically, if you've read any of Walters' other books, you'll absolutely adore this book. If you're a fan of Christian suspense, you need to pick this one up. Now if you don't mind, I'll be waiting impatiently in the corner for book 2 of the SNAP series...

Have you read any of Natalie Walters' books before? Do you plan on picking up Lights Out? Let me know in the comments!

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