Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Scraps of Evidence

File this under cozy Christian romance mystery. This is one of those light beach reads that you can knock out in one lazy afternoon. It's not a terribly complicated story line and all the characters (save the very obvious villain) are very amiable (albeit one dimensional).

The story follows Tess, a young, super nice detective, as she adjusts to having a new super attractive, and super nice male partner (sparks fly!). Within a week of working together they got a homicide and the crime appears to be all too familiar. It looks as if the serial killer that murdered Tess' best friend in high school is back! Duh duh duh duh!! If you read the back synopsis "Could a quilt really hold the secrets of a serial killer?" and the first chapter you will immediately know who the killer is. That was my big beef with the book, you don't have to be a genius to figure out the whole thing, the author places way to many "Easter eggs" throughout the novel, giving too much away. Don't get me wrong it was still an enjoyable read, but there wasn't a whole lot of mystery to it.

There are more elements of romance, finding Jesus, and speaking out against domestic abuse, then there were mystery or quilting. For people who don't like violence, or thrillers, or suspense, don't worry, you can get through this book no problem. Unbeknownst to me, this was the 14th book om the Quilts of Love series. I thought it stood well as a stand alone, but then again, I don't know if it's the same characters in every story or if it bounces around.

For fans of Christian romance. Mystery lovers be warned, this is the world's easiest whodunit, proceed with caution.

I received this book for free from LitFuse Publicity in return for my honest, unbiased opinion.

Enter Today | 2/17 - 3/8!Barbara Cameron Scraps of Evidence Quilts of Love

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