Beyond Suspicion - Catherine A Winn (Giveaway!!)

5+++ Stars!

Fifteen year old Shelby Palmer becomes a person of interest in the disappearance and kidnapping of her infant half-brother, Josh. After hours of questioning, an angry detective confronts her with a copy of her text messages and, to her horror, twists their meanings. He points out how she had a fight with her stepfather and hates him. She can’t stand babysitting her little brother so her stepfather will be sorry he made her miss a party. Then an hour after Shelby storms out of the house with the baby, Josh gets conveniently kidnapped.

Disbelieved about being stalked by a couple in a white van, hounded by national and local media on the street outside her home, and hated by the kids who she thought were friends, Shelby knows if Josh is to be rescued she’s going to have to do it. So begins Shelby's race against time and a world that has turned against her. And yet she finds help along the way. There’s mysterious Matt, who says he wants to help, but doesn’t seem to want anyone to know it. And there’s Jess, who watches out for Shelby as, against the odds, she tracks down the kidnappers just as they are leaving town.

Catherine A. Winn, a former art and elementary school teacher, lives and writes in Texas. An avid reader of all types of mysteries from cozies to thrillers, she’s found writing them to be equally thrilling. She is currently working on her next Whispering Springs mystery.



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Woohoo! A huge Two thumbs up! This book was "Beyond good"! Am I correct - Is this the author's first book? Amazing. I will definitely be looking forward to reading more! I thought this book was fantastic!

It was very suspenseful, kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. I couldn't wait to find out what had really happened. I was hooked right from the very first chapter. There were lots of twists and turns, and a few OH MY GOSH! moments I did suspect a few things and kind of was correct on one of them, but not totally. One person I suspected ended up totally wrong! So the ending was still a surprise.

I thought the whole book was executed very well. Although this was very suspenseful it was also a very emotionally charged book. It tugged at my heart strings more than a few times and I ended up in tears. Even when I was telling my daughter about it, I ended up in tears again! One of my biggest fears when my daughter was born (26 yrs ago) was that she would be abducted. I was crazy with that fear and it became a phobia causing me to sleep on her bedroom floor at night. So this book really spoke to my heart!

There was excellent character development! I loved Shelby! Absolutely loved her! What a brave young girl, I can't even imagine what she went through. My heart really felt for her! I thought the parents were also great, although they did make me mad in the beginning, they won me over in the end.

And speaking of the End - wow! What an ending! Fantastic! It was action packed, believable, and fun. They whole time I felt like I was watching an episode of  SVU or Castle or something.

This will definitely be an author to watch in the future - I'm sold!

Thank you "Partners in Crime Tours" for sending me this book and introducing me to this fabulous author for my honest review!

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Win Your Own Copy!

This is a giveaway hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours for Catherine A. Winn. There will be ONE win of a copy of Beyond Suspicion & an Amazon Gift Card. The giveaway is open to US residents only. The giveaway begins on May 1, 2015 and runs through June 2nd, 2015. a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Sounds like an exciting YA thriller! Thanks for introducing it to us and sharing your thoughts on it with us.

  2. Thank you so much for not only reviewing my book but for loving it! Thank you!

  3. 5+++?!?!
    Boy, it must be super good, Wendy! I have to check it out!


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