Monday, May 9, 2016

Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson

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An Evie Blackwell Cold Case

I like Dee Henderson and this book totally met expectations. I liked it because it had the intrigue of a mystery with out all the suspense and wondering how the heroes were going to get out of that tight spots. There were no tight spots, it was cold cases, but sad, sad, heart-wrenching cold cases that are so true to life to what we face today. There are bad people in this world, people who abuse, people who murder, etc. etc.

The book left so much unfinished though. The big cold cases were solved, the family of Thanes and their personal lives were left hanging. There is still Karen who is hiding from a murderer who's still running free because the jury didn't believe her story. She is fast becoming an important part in Will's life. There's Grace who is having to deal with the fact her uncle killed her parents so he could become her legal guardian and then molest her for 6 years and then when he got tired of her, pick another 6 year old to molest and kill. Josh wants her as part of the Thane family. And there's Evie who has no idea what she wants out of life yet but she wants to be good at her job, as a detective and she is. I'm guessing and hoping there are more books about this family coming out.

I always like to pull something inspirational out of fiction books when I write my review and this one struck a chord with me. I want to remember the next few lines for a long time and apply them to my life. This was said to the mother of the tight knit Thanes, "You're one of the strongest women of prayer I know." That, along with the next couple pages just really cemented for me again how much I want to be a woman of prayer, how much I want to spend time praying for my husband, for my daughter, for the hurting people around me. I want to be known as a strong woman of prayer. It's easy enough to be known as a strong woman, but there's a special strength in a person that only comes by spending time in prayer and I want to be that person. I know it takes effort, effort I too often don't take the time to make, but I want to, I really do.

This book was given me by Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reading and writing a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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