Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Traces Of Guilt--Dee Henderson-Book Review

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It's different.  Not your normal Dee Henderson novel.

A little about the book (provided by the publisher)
She's turning up the heat on Carin County's cold cases . . .
Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois State Police detective . . . mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job.

Gabriel Thane grew up in Carin County and is now its sheriff, a job he loves. Gabe is committed to upholding the law and cares deeply for the residents he's sworn to protect. He too would like to find a lifetime companion, a marriage like his parents have. . . .

When Evie arrives in Carin, Illinois, it's to help launch a new task force focused on unsolved crimes across the state. She will work with the sheriff's department on a couple of its most troubling missing-persons cases. As she studies old evidence to pull out a few tenuous new leads, she unearths surprising connections. One way or another, she knows Gabriel Thane and his family will be key to the answers she seeks.
An excerpt provided by the publisher is here
And I thought . . . Well.  It wasn't what I expected at all.  I've a few of this authors previous books and really enjoyed them.  The romantic suspense kept me on the edge of my set in prior books. Making them enjoyable and a fast easy read. 
Traces Of Guilt was not a fast read.  It was actually super long.
With  multiple storylines and characters in the book I really had to concentrate on what was going on.  Which isn't altogether bad but for my current lifestyle it made it difficult for me to really get into this book.  
I was very pleased that although this is more of a fiction book than the usual that Miss Henderson did not stray from the Inspirational message or theme she normally writes into her stories.  (Because this book doesn't  fall into the category of Inspirational I've added a Christian Fiction label to my list)
Overall I really enjoyed this book.  Did I love it? Not really.  I  enjoyed the characters and I look forward to more in the series.  I would like to see more of Evie.
Although it wasn't one of my favorites Miss Henderson's Traces Of Guilt deserves my 5 star rating. 
I received a complimentary copy of Traces Of Guilt from 
Baker Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
This review is posted at My Journey Back, Good Reads and the following retailers.  Amazon, Barnes and Noble and CBC. Visit the retails sites to read more reviews or purchase.

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