Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A Strand of Deception~ by Robin Caroll

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Strands of Deception
B&H Books (March 1, 2013)
Robin Caroll


Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin Caroll is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin’s mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage—two aspects Robin weaves into each of her books.

When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty-plus years, her 3 beautiful daughters, 2 precious grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else?


When Gina Ford, the daughter of a prominent Tennessee politician, goes missing from the University of Memphis a week after another girl was murdered on the same campus, police call in the FBI. Nick Hagar, married to his job as Special Agent in Charge, is assigned to the case, and when Gina’s body is found, her father demands justice.

Maddie Baxter is the forensic expert running DNA tests from the crime scene. When they come back without a match, Nick asks her to do a familial DNA run that yields a shocking result: the prime suspect is Adam Alexander, the very same guy who broke Maddie’s heart when she was in college.

But do scientific advancements tell the whole story? Strand of Deception offers romance, suspense, and a lively debate about the impact of DNA testing, for better or worse, on the United States justice system.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Strands of Deception, go HERE.

My Review:  I actually just received this book in the mail yesterday so I was thinking that I wouldn't be able to get a review done for the CFBA tour but luckily today was a snow day.  So since my work schedule was lighter than usual, today was the perfect cozy day to curl up with a good book and that is just what I did.  A Strand of Deception is a mystery suspense novel that is actually part of Robin Caroll's series called Justice Seekers.  I had not read the other books in this series but the novel definitely stands on its own.  I am always a big fan of the mystery suspense genre and thought this book  was a great read.  I could not guess what the who was responsible for the main crime (something that is vital for me when reading a mystery), and when I got around to the conclusion I was surprised.  I thought that the forensic explanations in the case were really interesting, you don't get too bogged down in the terminology, and there was also a romance in there as well.  I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of mysteries and I look forward to going back and reading the other books in this series.

1 comment:

Robin Caroll said...

Thanks, Loves To Read, for your review. It's greatly appreciated. So glad you enjoyed the book on your snow day! :)