Contemporary Fiction, Review

Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman

I’ve heard great things about this author’s work and I’ve been itching to take one of her books for a spin! I’m delighted to share my review of Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman with you today!

about the book

Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman (Homeland Heroes 1)

Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman

When cybercriminals hack into the US Marshals’ Witness Protection database and auction off witnesses’ personal details to the highest bidders, the RED Team led by FBI Agent Sean Nichols begins a high-stakes chase to find the hacker. But before he can even get started, the first witness is targeted and barely escapes with her life. Sean believes Phantom, an obsessed hacker who previously outwitted the top minds in the field, is behind the attack, and Sean needs this witness’s help, as she’s the person who has come closest to discovering Phantom’s identity.

Trouble is, she’s a witness under the care of US Marshal Taylor Mills, and Sean is reluctant to work with the captivating marshal who knows his deepest secrets. But Phantom claims he knows where the witness is hiding and will kill her, so to stop the hacker, Sean and Taylor must work through their personal pain and learn to trust each other. . . . The seconds are ticking down before someone dies.

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my thoughts

The more I read romantic suspense titles, the more I seem to enjoy this genre! Susan Sleeman has been on my radar for quite some time so I’ve been looking for an opportunity to work her books into my reading queue.

This book has excellent pacing that kept my heart rate up without launching my heart into frenzied palpitations. A great balance of romance, technical law enforcement, and unpredictable whodunit makes Seconds to Live an unputdownable read. The correspondence-friends-to-love relationship between Sean and Taylor progresses from nearly awkward to sparking with attraction yet it’s wonderfully witty, respectful, and heartwarming every step of the way.

Readers like me who enjoy a peek at the inner workings of various law enforcement agencies will no doubt enjoy this US Marshal/FBI match up! I will definitely continue following this series and I look forward to checking out Sleeman’s backlist as well!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

Susan Sleeman

Susan Sleeman is the bestselling author of more than 35 romantic suspense novels with more than 1 million books sold.

She has won several awards, including the ACFW Carol Award for Suspense for Fatal Mistake and the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Thread of Suspicion.

In addition to writing, Susan also hosts She has lived in nine states but now calls Portland, Oregon, home.

Visit her website or connect with Susan on facebooktwitter, or instagram! 


Homeland Heroes series

Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman Minutes to Die by Susan Sleeman

coming soon… book 2, August 2020!


Let me know if you’ll be adding Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman to your tbr!
Are you a fan of romantic suspense?

5 thoughts on “Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman”

  1. Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres, but this book was the first of Sleeman’s that I have read. I enjoyed it too. Looking forward to the other books in this series.


  2. Can’t get enough of Susan Sleeman’s book. “Seconds to Live” very much lived up to what I expect from this author and then some. It kept me turning pages and feeling as if I was right there. Already looking forward to the next book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


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