ABOUT THE BOOK -
Bestselling and award-winning author DiAnn Mills delivers a heart-stopping story of dark secrets, desperate enemies, and dangerous lies.
Fifteen years ago, Shelby Pearce confessed to murdering her brother-in-law and was sent to prison. Now she’s out on parole and looking for a fresh start in the small town of Valleysburg, Texas. But starting over won’t be easy for an ex-con.
FBI Special Agent Denton McClure was a rookie fresh out of Quantico when he was first assigned the Pearce case. He’s always believed Shelby embezzled five hundred thousand dollars from her brother-in-law’s account. So he’s going undercover to befriend Shelby, track down the missing money, and finally crack this case.
But as Denton gets closer to Shelby, he begins to have a trace of doubt about her guilt. Someone has Shelby in their crosshairs. It’s up to Denton to stop them before they silence Shelby—and the truth—forever.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She is a storyteller and creates action-packed, suspense-filled novels to thrill readers. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She is the director of the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference, Mountainside Retreats: Marketing, Speakers, Nonfiction, and Novelist with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
MY THOUGHTS -
Absolutely fantastic story! I loved it, really loved it! What really did it for me was - Shelby! I just loved her. Right from the start she won my heart. She was so genuine and real for me. I could see us being friends in real life. I could not believe everything she went through and how strong she still was. A much better person than I, that's for sure! I loved how her faith in God was what kept her going. She always leaned on Him first.
I also loved Denton. In the beginning I wasn't so sure about him. I had my doubts, but I quickly fell in love with him too. He was a very strong but kind person, and faithful to the end.
The book took turns with the POV between the two of them, Shelby and Denton - which I love. And they were clearly labeled so no confusion.
This was full of "edge-of-your-seat" suspense. Kept me reading even when I should have been doing other things. Even with the intense suspense it was a nice clean read, but still felt real and edgy to me.
There was a nice slow to develop romance which I also loved! The slowness of it made it so much more believable. It made you wonder if it was really going to happen.
There weren't a lot of surprises, for me at least, but that just didn't matter to me. I loved it any way.
"I stared up at the Big Dipper and recalled another of her statements. "If God can hold up the stars in the sky, He'll lead you through the mud that Satan slings your way." ~ I love that!
- Thank You!
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