Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Burying Daisy Doe



Burying Daisy Doe
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. 

My thoughts: Wow, this book was hard to put down once I started it! Star Cavanaugh has grown up with the cold case of Daisy Doe hanging over her head all her life. When her mother passes away and leaves her all the files on the case, Star decides to work on solving the one case that she cannot let go. Her search takes her to Pineville, and idyllic little town that welcomes her with open arms. But, the cheerful little town has a dark underbelly. One that Star's presence just might expose.
The history in this story is amazing. I loved how it went back and forth between present day and the events of the past that lead up to Star's visit to Pineville. This book has a lot of twists and turns that will keep you guessing. It is a was almost a little too much for me at times, with the corruption (I don't want to give anything away!) and the sacrifices that many of the characters have to make in order to try and do the right thing. Overall though, I thought that this book was well written and an excellent mystery. I look forward to seeing what case Star tackles next! 
I received a copy of this book from Just Read. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.


Ramona Richards

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. 

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  1. Looking forward to reading this book. Sounds so good. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  2. Thank you so much! - JustRead Tours

  3. This sounds very intriguing. I'm really looking forward to reading this.

  4. Sounds like a great book. I like suspense.