Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blind Trust

 
GIVEAWAY

ORCHARD, SANDRA
BLIND TRUST

Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money, and she can’t believe that it came from her sweet neighbor. Or that it lands her in the middle of another one of Detective Tom Parker’s investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor’s innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue that is far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation–and strikes too close to home for comfort. As family secrets come to light, her world–and her budding romance with Tom–begin to crumble. To Kate, it’s clear that she won’t be safe until she uncovers all of Port Aster’s secrets. But is it too late for her and Tom?
 
Award-winning author Sandra Orchard draws readers into a world of rogues, red herrings, and romance as she unfolds the continuing story of amateur sleuth Kate Adams.
 
N.B. Each book in this series is a stand-alone mystery featuring Kate Adams, a herbal medicine researcher turned amateur sleuth, and Tom Parker, Port Aster’s newest detective. Together the three-book series reads as a romantic suspense, with Kate and Tom’s romance and an underlying suspense plot arcing the series. For that reason, and because book two is a spoiler for book one, we recommend the series be read in order.
 
My Review:
 
 As the author's disclaimer says, Bind Trust is best read as the second book in the series. Having said that, it does read well as a standalone, however obviously acts as a spoiler to the mystery in the first book.

I think Orchard has created a new genre...suspestry? Or myspense? A suspense/mystery hybrid. :-) Whatever you want to call it, this is a page-turning read. The author's detail-oriented, steel-trapped mind is scary! How she keeps everything straight as she weaves the current plot and overall series arc together is beyond me. I'm just glad she does! Honestly, my mind was reeling by the end of the book. And the end? Sob, more of a cliff hanger!

Kate and Tom are back dancing around a relationship. One step forward, two steps back. That's all right, I know they are destined for each other. Can't wait until the next book to follow their romance to it's rightful conclusion.

If you like a good mystery with a liberal dose of suspense and dashes of humour and light romance then Blind Trust is definitely the book for you!
 
GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Blind Trust please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 27  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

22 comments:

  1. Honestly - for some reasons I just need to read this one.

    And I must say that Sandra is lovely lady and great author!!!

    Count me in, please.

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    1. You don't need a reason to read Sandra, Janka!!! :-) And yes on both accounts -- she is a lovely lady and a great author. Good luck!

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  2. Our church library readers love it when I buy Sandra's books. Would love to have the chance to win this one also for myself.
    Thanks!
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Janet -- you have the best job, getting to buy Christian books and share them at the library. How awesome is that?! Good luck!

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  3. Sign me up. I have the first one in my TBR pile.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. Excellent -- then you can read them back to back. Good luck!

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  4. Blind Trust looks like a mystery that I'd love to read.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  5. I would love to win a copy of this exciting suspense! Thank you for the chance!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You/re welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  6. This series sounds interesting. I like mystery and suspense. If I win, I would definitely want to buy the first book and read it before beginning this one. Thanks for offering a copy.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. This sounds like a really enjoyable novel even though it's outside my usual reading genre! Thank you for the giveaway and so excited to have found you! :)
    sylvesternator AT yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Glad you found your way over here, Laura. Good luck!

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  8. Wow! What a suspenseful Mystery It sounds great
    God bless u
    Chris
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  9. Sounds like another great read by Sandra!
    Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. It definitely is, Amy. Good luck!

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  10. I have read #1 in this series and am very anxious to read this one! Thanks, Kav, for the review and giveaway....count me
    in!!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Jackie. Good luck!

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  11. Kav, very good review. sounds interesting. i would love to win Sandra's book. please put my name in. Maxie
    > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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