Thursday, March 7, 2013

Strands of Deception

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.


"Riveting" doesn't begin to describe Robin Caroll's novels! I have been eagerly anticipating her final Justice Seekers novel since reading the first two (click the titles for my review of Injustice for All and To Write a Wrong), and she delivered in spades! Not only is this novel a captivating romantic suspense with plenty of twists and turns, it delves into the relatively new concept of familial DNA testing as a means of solving the crime. The grim reality of the forensic focus is lightened by Maddie Baxter's obsession with Elvis Presley, and quotes and songs are scattered throughout the book, providing a fun and quirky distraction from the high-stakes case. Once again, Caroll has penned a story that kept me up far into the night, unable to set it aside until I reached the final pages. I HIGHLY recommend this book, as well as the previous two books in this series.

I am grateful to B&H Books for providing a copy of this book as part of the CFBA book tour. I was not required to write a positive review and the views I have expressed are my own.


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