Thursday, December 18, 2014

Strand of Deception by Robin Caroll

"Strand of Deception" is an amazing finish to this outstanding series. I am in love with the Baxters! I have enjoyed getting to know each of them. Now they feel as if they are a family living down the street from me. To walk away from a series feeling such admiration for the characters is a true gift that Caroll has been blessed with. 

You can take a peek at my reviews of, "Injustice for All", and "To Write A Wrong". If you are a lover of suspense you do not want to pass up these unputdownables! 

Throughout this series Caroll gives the reader a quote as each chapter begins. These quotes about been about justice and the scripture she shares truly gets to ponder the Word. In this last addition to the series we get quotes from Elvis! Yes, you heard me right. The main character, Maddie Baxter sings her Elvis songs with passion and Caroll gives us a little of Elvis to ponder. A little quirky, but I'm a girl who loves quirky so it fit just perfect for me. 

We are now getting to know the last of the Baxters. Maddie is that girl who knows who she is and isn't afraid to stand in the truth of her faith. I love that about her. What an example to follow. I love characters given to us that take us on a heart journey. 

Once again we have suspense, love and faith. Caroll weaves it all together simply with perfection. This is a bit of NCIS, CSI, and Blue Bloods. So, if these are some of your favorites you are going to enjoy this novel! Something I love most about this novel is the relationship between the main characters, Maddie Baxter and Nick Hagar. To witness these characters grow as individuals and come together as a couple was beautiful and sweet. 

I mention beautiful and sweet, but this novel revolves around a murder of a young girl. Nothing sweet about that. Caroll is just so gifted. She brings the reader to care about the murdered girl. A girl that we don't get to meet until she has been murdered. Caroll brings the reader to want justice for her and her family. You gotta love seeing bad guys get put away. But before they are put away we are on the edge of our seat as Caroll unravels this novel.

The nerd in me loved this novel. Caroll did her homework before penning this gem. We have interrogations and courtrooms. Characters of all types. Once again the story is fast paced and flows with great energy. The reader is not only curious but involved at this point because you care so much about these characters, these people you have never met except on paper.

Happy Reading!!

This novel was a gift from B&H Publishing Group for sharing my review with you. 

Robin Caroll has authored twelve previous books including the Holt Medallion Award of Merit winner, Deliver Us From Evil. She gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. A proud southerner, Robin lives with her husband, three daughters, and two precious grandsons in Arkansas.


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