In her second book in the Port Aster Secrets series, author Sandra Orchard picks up the story of Kate Adams and Tom Parker as GPC Pharmaceuticals continues its efforts to set up operations in Port Aster and crime seems to be on the rise. The story takes numerous twists and turns as the suspense intensifies. At one point Tom tells Kate she is too trusting. Its quite interesting that she says she trusts everyone except police officers but she is constantly jumping to confusions about the various other characters in the story. If not for God and a certain police officer, I dont know how she can survive. She has quite an imagination and can quickly see clues that make the next person appear guilty. I enjoyed the action and suspense. But I shook my head more than once when Tom told Kate to stay in a particular spot and almost immediately she was right on his heels or she was charging off somewhere else to try to get ahead of the bad guys. I think I would have had to lock her up somewhere for both her safety and my own. How is a police detective supposed to work with the distraction of a beautiful woman like her? That doesnt even take into account the fact she is frequently getting into jams because of her impetuousness. Theres a touch of romance in the book but also a lot of action. I recommend the book.
Blind Trust is a really great read. This is the first book I have read of the series. I hope to go back to read the others of the series. I love the action, mystery, suspense, characters, and the cliffhanger at the end. Great book!
This is a whopper of a mystery and suspense from Sandra Orchard, and yes, it had my heart thumping and my adrenaline soaring. This is what I would call a true series, where the mystery is not completely solved in this book, but there are enough answers to the questions posed, that I would still buy it and even read it before the next one comes out. So far, Sandra has always finished a series. (I say this because there is at least one author who does not). This is the second one in the series, following Deadly Devotion. As always Sandra delivers. I love Sandra's mystery novels, and often read them multiple times...once when they are first published, and then again as the series is completed. The twists and turns the story takes keeps the reader involved, and guessing and often wrong in their guesses. She has a way with words that effortlessly draws the reader into the setting.
I received this book free from Revell and Emily Davies-Robinson through their Nuts About Books program in exchange for an honest review. A positive critique was not required. The opinions are my own
I love Sandra Orchard's books, her writing style really keeps you engaged and interested and the story is always fast paced and intense. However, this series really is proving difficult for me just because the storyline continues over 3 books, meaning this book started in the middle of the story and ended ... in the middle of the story! Not much is wrapped up, it's all waiting for the third book. I'll probably love the third book where everything is tidied up because I'm enjoying the story overall, but cliff hangers drive me nuts - as do season enders on TV! What I would like is some sort of recap or refresher for all the stuff that happened in the last book so I know what's going on because so much happens. I wouldn't jump into this book if you haven't read the first one, and maybe wait until the next one is about to come out and read all three back to back. Then it will be awesome. :)
This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.