Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard - REVIEWED

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Blind Trust
Revell (June 17, 2014)
Sandra Orchard


Sandra Orchard is a multi-award-winning author of mysteries and romantic suspense with Revell Publishing and Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense imprint. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America and The Word Guild (Canada). A mother of three grown children, she lives in Niagara, Canada with her real-life-hero husband and writes full time . . . when not doting on her young grandchildren.


Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money, and she can't believe that it came from her sweet neighbor. Or that it lands her in the middle of another one of Detective Tom Parker's investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor's innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue that is far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation--and strikes too close to home for comfort. As family secrets come to light, her world--and her budding romance with Tom--begin to crumble. To Kate, it's clear that she won't be safe until she uncovers all of Port Aster's secrets. But is it too late for her and Tom?

My Thoughts:
Finding out I’ve been lied to and deceive by the people I thought I could trust hurts.”  (p.331)

I think Kate Adams has one of the worst set of circumstances I’ve ever read in fiction.  This poor woman has lost so much, and all of her losses stem from yet another set of circumstances that she has nothing to do with!  On top of all of that, there is a police detective, Tom Parker, that really wants to spend time with Kate, but he seems to be unable to unravel things fast enough to discover the danger that has threatened Kate’s family for decades.  Like Kate, Tom’s life is critically impacted by circumstances that are far-reaching and totally out of his control.

This novel has a very complex plot on some levels, but the relationships that move the plot forward have varying levels of difficulty as well.  The result is a novel that leaves the reader racing to the end of a chapter only to find more unanswered questions!   

My return to the town of Port Aster in Sandra Orchard’s Blind Trust was just as satisfying as my introduction to her work in Deadly Devotion.  The conclusion of this series hasn’t arrived yet, and readers get a sneak peek into book three at the end of this second book.  If you’ve been reading my blog anytime at all, you know I’m a huge fan of suspense novels, and Blind Trust is another very satisfying read I am happy to recommend!

If you would like to read the first chapter of Blind Trust, go HERE.

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