By Sandra Orchard
Kate’s not sure how deep this deception goes–but she’ll do whatever it takes to find out.
Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money and can’t believe that it came from her sweet elderly neighbor. Or that it has landed her in the middle of another of Detective Tom Parker’s investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor’s innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation–and one that 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 then will it be too late for her and Tom?
Kate thought she had a nice quiet life. Just when everything seemed to have quieted down after the attempted murder, she was accused of passing counterfeit money. It couldn’t be counterfeit, could it? After all, it was from that sweet little old lady next door who asked her to buy some groceries for her.
It doesn’t take long to go down hill from there. Kate gets mixed up with the counterfeiting, surly neighbors, suspicious young men, people trying to sabotage her work – even trying to harm her physically. Then there’s her stalker.
It seems that the only person she can trust is the detective working her case. But she doesn’t always do what Tom Parker tells her to do. Will she survive her hardheadedness? It starts to appear as if she won’t.
This is a good stand alone read, but it’s even better if you’ve read Deadly Devotion. I certainly hope Ms Orchard has a third book planned for the Port Aster Secrets series.
***A special thank you to Lanette Haskins for providing a review copy.***
Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of several novels, including Deadly Devotion, book 1 in the Port Aster Secrets series. She is a two-time winner of the Canadian Christian Writing Award for romance, winner of the 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Award from Romantic Times, and winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Her debut novel, Deep Cover, was recognized as one of the top five novels of the year by Family Fiction magazine. She lives in Ontario, Canada, with her husband. Learn more at www.sandraorchard.com.