Monday, September 29, 2014
Hidden in the Stars
A quilt holds the secret to a killer still at large—and who his next victim will be.
Following an attack that killed her mother and stole her ability to speak, 21‑year‑old Sophia Montgomery has no choice but to accept her estranged grandmother’s offer to return to their family home. Although detective Julian Frazier is working hard on the case, Sophia unknowingly frustrates him because her inability to speak thwarts her eyewitness evidence. The fact that Julian is undeniably attracted to Sophia doesn’t help either, so Julian hides his feelings as concern for a trauma victim and focuses instead on finding the killer.
Little do they know, the clues to solving the case may be right in front of them, displayed in Sophia’s mother’s “special” quilt design. Who will realize the secret Sophia’s unwittingly been hiding in plain sight? When the truth comes to light, will Sophia find her voice again? Or will the murderer—still at large—silence her forever?
My thoughts: I picked this book up rather skeptically, since I wasn't sure how such a story could be packed into a relatively short book. Well, the author succeeded! I fell in love with the characters, as they try to unravel the mystery of Sophia's attack and her mother's murder. I like that the mystery had several layers to it, along with unexpected twists. It was well written and had awesome secondary characters. I look forward to trying out more books by Robin Caroll!
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.