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Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Burying Daisy Doe by Ramona Richards, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Burying Daisy Doe Series: Star Cavanaugh Cold Case #1 Author: Ramona Richards Publisher: Kregel Publications Release Date: November 17, 2020 Genre: Christian Suspense No cold case is more important than the one that destroyed her own family Every small town has one unsolved case that haunts its memory, festering for generations below the surface with the truth of humanity’s darkness. Star Cavanaugh is obsessed with the one that tore her family apart. Over sixty years ago, Daisy Doe was murdered and discarded outside Pineville, Alabama, buried without a name or anyone to mourn her loss. When Star’s father tried to solve the case, he was also killed. Now a cold-case detective with resources of her own, Star is determined to get to the bottom of both crimes. But she’ll have to face an entire town locked in corruption, silence, and fear–and the same danger that took two other lives. The only people in the town she can trust are her grandmother and the charming Mike Luinetti, and both of them trust a God Star isn’t sure she believes in. Can Christians so focused on the good really help her track down this evil? With an irresistible combination of sharp suspense, faith, humor, and authentic regional flavor, Burying Daisy Doe will draw fans of Terri Blackstock, Margaret Maron, Jaime Jo Wright, and J.T. Ellison. PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound | Christianbook | BookBub
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ramona Richards is the award-winning author of 12 books, including 9 novels. She has also worked as an editor in Christian publishing for forty years, and is now the associate publisher for Iron Stream Media. She lives in the Birmingham, Alabama, area. CONNECT WITH RAMONA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Reading this book by Ramona Richards made me feel close to home. Having grown up close to Gadsden, Alabama, the setting felt all too familiar. The author’s description of southern life was very real. She knew how the peace lily’s line the Baptist church isle and about the sweet tea that was closer to syrup. And, one must not forget the kudzu.
This book is one that goes back in history and then fast-forwards to the present day. It alternates in each chapter so that just when you are ready to hear the next sentence, you’re left hanging. This really keeps you wanting more! But, sometimes I got a little lost in all the character’s stories. There were so many bad guys!
The main character, Star, is a private investigator obsessed with her grandmother and father’s murders. She is divorced from an abusive man and lives in Nashville. She leans heavily on her dear Gran, a tough lady who lives in Birmingham.
Star is brave and stubborn, which is necessary for the job she’s doing. She moves to Pinesville, AL to go underground in her quest to solve the mysterious murders. As she gets closer to the truth, she has ruffled the feathers of the evil men who have kept this town living in terror.
The corrupt characters have committed so many crimes and murders that they won’t stop silencing anyone who tries to bring the light of day to their evil deeds. As Star learns more, those who are helping her are being killed. Most people would get out of there before they also become a victim, but not Star.
With the support of her Gran and the help of a handsome officer, Star stays dedicated to her pursuit. But, will she push too far? Is she going to be the next person to be silenced?
This book had Christian thoughts throughout, but it wasn’t a central part of the book. It was a clean suspense and definitely had plenty of moments when the reader will be nervous as they turn the page. For mystery lovers, this book will keep you guessing.
(1) winner will receive a $20 Visa card and a signed copy of Burying Daisy Doe and Murder in the Family!
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