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By C. B. Worth

Award-wining, bestselling author Vicki Hinze likes to delve into the deepest fears that most of us face at one time or another. Her quest is for her characters to face these fears and then seek constructive solutions. When asked what fear inspired her most recent novel, NOT THIS TIME, the third book in her Crossroads Crisis Center series, she sighed and said, “Can a person get to a point beyond redemption? Mess up so bad that he or she can’t get back? That’s what I’m wondering.”

Her success in building a suspenseful plot with exciting characters is evident in the many rave reviews she’s received. Here are just a few:

“Tense, breathless, multi-layered – and highly recommended.” –Lee Child, International bestseller

“Vicki Hinze’s new thriller, NOT THIS TIME, hones suspense to a razored edge. Riveting, relentless, and fraught with betrayals, here is a novel that cuts both to the bone and to the heart. NOT THIS TIME should be retitled NOT TO BE MISSED.” –James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of the DEVIL COLONY

“In NOT THIS TIME, Vicki Hinze has created a tense, suspenseful story, peopled with vivid characters and set against a backdrop of deadly danger. I know I can always count on Vicki for an absorbing story I’ll remember long after I’ve closed the book, and NOT THIS TIME was no exception. Do yourself a favor and pick this book as your next read.” –Kay Hooper, NYT bestselling author

Here’s a glimpse into NOT THIS TIME:

Sara and Beth built a multi-million dollar business and work as anti-terrorism consultants. Now their business and friendship are strained because Beth is leery of Sara’s husband. When he goes missing and is verified kidnapped, authorities consider Beth their prime suspect.

Then their hometown, Seagrove Village, Florida, is rocked by an act of terrorism, and Beth doesn’t know who to trust. Someone close to her is connected to the attack, but who? Is there a connection to Crossroads Crisis Center? In the midst of the confusion and fear, Beth finds herself attracted to a man from her past, the former Shadow Watcher, Joe. She knows she shouldn’t fall in love with him–she can’t resist or even explain their bond. And as her world unravels around her, she wonders…Will the truth set her free or ruin her life?

NOT THIS TIME is a thriller about torn loyalties, being falsely accused. About facing your worst fears and doing the right thing when it costs you everything. It’s about being confronted with all you hate and discovering who you really are. It’ll be released February 21st.

Vicki began her illustrious writing career at a young age when her father encouraged her to develop a love of reading. However, Vicki wanted to read the newspaper comics and her father wanted her to read something more substantial. Before she was allowed to read her favorites, her father made her read the headlines and more, then tell him what she had read. This led to her writing brief descriptions. And, in turn, she acquired a love of writing.

Today, Vicki writes continuously. She has penned 30 novels and nonfiction books, and countless articles. Clearly, she loves to write!


Vicki Hinze is the award-winning bestselling author of nearly 30 novels, nonfiction books and hundreds of articles, published in as many as 63 countries.

To learn more about Vicki and her books, please visit her website.

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