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Twisted Innocence

(Moonlighters #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  1,791 ratings  ·  255 reviews

When Holly’s secrets backfire, is the mess too big to unravel?

Holly Cramer has worked hard to keep the identity of her daughter’s father a secret, shamed and embarrassed by the one-night stand. But when the police knock on her door searching for Creed Kershaw, she realizes his identity isn’t as hidden as she thought. The fact that Creed is a person of interest in a recen

Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Zondervan
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Oh, this one was good! I love some strong character development, and this story takes us though a hero and heroine who have made some major mistakes with their lives but have to work through them to defeat the daring bad guy who’s plagued the sister MCs through this entire trilogy. This one’s my favorite of the three!
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Twisted Innocence was a great ending to the series. I liked how everything wrapped up and the author's note at the end was very good and true. I can't believe that I actually ended up liking Creed, but I did and I just wanted things to end up well for him.

Recommend this series -- especially in audio format.
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Twisted Innocence. It is the third book in a series, however, I had not read the first two books and I followed the storyline just fine. The author did a good job of catching me up to what had been going on in the previous books. I do think that my reading enjoyment would have been even greater had I read the whole series, but I still liked this book very much.

I really liked Holly Cramer. She has turned her life around for the sake of her new baby. She no longer runs with a wild
Judy Collins
A special thank you to Zondervan and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Talented Christian and crime writer, Terri Blackstock returns with the thrilling complex suspense Moonlighter trilogy, with an action filled, fast-paced thriller, TWISTED INNOCENCE (Moonlighters Series #3), focused on sister, Holly and her baby daughter. Of course, the sisters and other familiar characters are back for a novel of mistakes, love, and redemption.

If you read Blackstock's last book Distort
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Twisted Innocence is the final book in a trilogy, and the three books do need to be read in order, and (I believe) in quick succession, because Twisted Innocence builds on and concludes the overall series story arc. While I have read the previous two books, it was several months ago, and I had forgotten most of the details. As a result, I found the first quarter of Twisted Innocence slow, as though it was trying to tell new readers what had gone before without falling into an excess of backstory ...more
Another great book by Terri Blackstock. This book again confirmed why she is one of my favourite Christian suspense writers. The book was so fast paced I flew through it!

This is book 3 of the Moonlighters series and what a great conclusion. In this book we get to know the youngest sister, Holly, as she struggles through accepting decisions she made in the past, and to realise it is only in the past, as well as getting to know Creed, the father of Holly's baby. Leonard Miller is also back and Cat
Nathalie Bakelandt
Na drie delen even genoeg aan christelijke woorden.
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
3.5 Stars

I had heard good things about this author and so jumped at the chance to review her newest, Twisted Innocence. I liked that even though this is the third book in the series and it would definitely be beneficial to read the first two books, I still followed the story just fine not having read them. It also had some romance, lots of family involved in the story (which I always like), and some decent suspense. I also liked seeing the different storylines come together as various characters
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley

This book was ace! pure ace! I started it last night and finished it this morning. I finished it whilst eating my breakfast, I just had to see what happened at the end.

I've not read the books in this series previous to this, did it matter? nope, not one bit. I will go back over them though and see as I loved this book so very much.

Holly seemed to have been a bit wayward, but since she had a one night stand with Creed Kershaw, a man that she was introduced to one night, drunk, and totally out of
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it
I hate to say it but this book was my least favorite in this series. The other two seemed more suspenseful and intriguing. This book does include the same characters from the previous stories, so I recommend reading them in order. Holly's character frustrated me at times but I liked Terri's portrayal of her life and situation raising a baby and being a cap driver. The most surprising person in this story was Creed who confused me at first and really completed the story line. Terri could have twi ...more
Very fast paced and easy read. I liked getting to know Holly better in this book.
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holly Cramer's past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.
Though Holly's stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily's father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family—she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he's a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story was enjoyable but not as well written as the first two books in the Moonlighters series. Some parts seemed choppy and there were a few parts that repeated the same information earlier in the book.

The writing seemed rushed (although it could have been me reading faster to see what happened the end).

If you read the first two books in the series, think about reading this one. It rounds out the family story and the ending gave me a sense of peace for the family, even though there are fic
Virginia Pillars
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I raced through the final book and felt satisfied with the end.

Julie Graves
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads, christian
This is the 3rd book in the Moonlighters series. Holly Cramer is trying to get her life together. It is time to grow up and take responsibility for her actions. Being a single mom is hard, but Holly has no desire for the father of her baby to be involved in the picture.

Creed has no idea he is a father until someone tells him about Holly having a baby. Framed for murder Creed is on the run. Hiding from the police and from the drug dealers that are out to kill him, Creed only wants one look at his
Holly has made mistakes, one of which has left her with bills to pay and a new baby to support. Her sisters rally around to help, but it’s hard to trust they’re not blaming her with every incautious word. Then she gets mugged.

So starts Terri Blackstock’s Christian romantic suspense, Twisted Innocence. Holly’s feelings for her child are achingly real – ”Holding her daughter was the biggest endorphin rush Holly had ever known.” Her doubts about her own self-worth will be familiar to anyone who’s e
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Terri Blackstock is just awesome, and her new book, Twisted Innocence just proves it! I loved this story. It starts out with Holly, trying to settle down and make a life for herself and her new baby. Then she finds out that the father of her baby is wanted for murder. The only thing she wants from her daughters father is for him to be as far away from the two of them as he can get. But taking the law into her own hands gets her and her baby kidnapped and on the run.

Kay Defreese
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Twisted Innocence is the book 3 in the Moonlighters series. We first meet the troubled Holly Cramer in the first book. In the first book she has pink hair, tattoos and has an out of wedlock pregnancy. Her two sisters and brother do not know the identity of the baby's father. In this book we learn the identity of Holly's baby. Holly's baby is the result of a one-night drunken stand with Creed Crenshaw who is very much like Holly with his broken life. Creed also a good Christian upbringing but som ...more
Vera Godley
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Terrific conclusion to the Moonlighters Series! The interwoven employment, families, and marriages sometimes leaves the reader holding his breath while turning the pages to see how just how much more convoluted their lives and troubles can get. What will be the final outcome? Will another lose his life? Whose heart will be torn asunder?

The two protagonists of Twisted Innocence are Holly Cramer and David Creed. A year prior to the opening pages of Twisted Innocence these two were living on the wi
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
Three sisters - and three brothers (though one is deceased) - still trying to put away the drug lord that has paralyzed the family. Cops, investigators, and lawyers, all rally around youngest sibling Holly as she tries to distance herself from her 4-week old daughter's father; Kathy as she tries to get her fiance a pardon from prison; and Juliet who is recovering from a bad marriage. Then, all of a sudden, God is introduced, then slowly but surely the story includes talk of God and faith and get ...more
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Zondervan Fiction and Net Galley for providing me a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first book by Terri Blackstock. This was definitely a GREAT read! I read it in one sitting and did not want to put it down. The suspense definitely kept me intrigued and interested. Drug dealers associated with the cartel can be callous and lethal and this one was pretty bad. Seriously. I mean who gets a one month baby involved?

I do have to say there is a lot of religion goin
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the third and last book of this series and it was just as great as the first and second! I truly enjoyed all three books about the same but I did read them one after the other so that it was more like reading one long book than three separate books. There were no bad words or sex scenes in this book (similar to the first two of the series). There is some Christianity sprinkled throughout because this is a Christian author but I never thought it felt forced or pushed too much - it had mor ...more
Good conclusion to the Moonlighters Trilogy

The action is nonstop in this story. We meet Creed, baby Lily's father. He and Holly sort themselves out as they seek to nab the kingpin of drug crime in their city. Juliet is soldiering on and a source of strength a d wisdom to her family.
I liked the author's epilogue encouraging Christians to fight the spiritual battle.
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Twisted Innocence was the final book in the Moonlighter's series. Holly's story is a story of redemption and filled with life lessons. The story was a satisfying conclusion to this suspense series.
Sami A. Abrams
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Overall an excellent book. Wishing parts would have been a little more detailed and sad this was the last book in the series.
I love this author and I love this book. I have yet to read one of her books that I did not like. I have loved all her books.
Kristen Wampner
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Twisted Innocents is book #3 in the Moonlighters Series. In Twisted Innocents we get into Holly Cramer's story. Throughout this series Holly has been a character who has made poor choices and because of those poor choice she lands herself a job as a taxi driver. Motherhood finds Holly and gives Holly motivation to get back to a less dramatic and more fulfilling way of life when her baby’s father who is wanted for murder shows up in the picture. Holly’s character has always had an underlying feel ...more
Another great book by Terri Blackstock. This book again confirmed why she is one of my favourite Christian suspense writers. The book was so fast paced I flew through it!

This is book 3 of the Moonlighters series and what a great conclusion. In this book we get to know the youngest sister, Holly, as she struggles through accepting decisions she made in the past, and to realise it is only in the past, as well as getting to know Creed, the father of Holly's baby. Leonard Miller is also back and Cat
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Do not start this book until you have several hours to read so you can just read the whole thing. It is riveting. This book begins just a few months after book two ends. The nemesis is the same as in the other books but the focus of the story is on Holly, the youngest sister. She gave birth to Lily a month prior and has really settled into motherhood, leaving her wild ways behind her. She desperately wants to be a good mother to Lily and is working two jobs, driving a cab and working as a PI for ...more
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

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