Seeker of Truthby Cheryl Shore
Would-be-outlaw, Zach comes across
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When the wagon carrying Odessa Clay and her father overturns, he is killed. She is left alone in the middle of the desert to try to find her way to kin in Phoenix. Hot, dry and scared, Odessa is near death when Zach Johnson finds her. Squinting up into his tanned and handsome face, she imagines she's died and gone to heaven.
Would-be-outlaw, Zach comes across an unconscious woman alone in the middle of nowhere. Where did she come from? She appears young, but the curves beneath the dusty gingham say otherwise. He didn't plan to become someone's hero, but he cannot leave her helpless and stranded.
Will the promise of Odessa's sweet lips lure Zach from the secret mission that has his gut twisted into a knot? His father's ranch isn't the only thing at stake-now it's his heart, too.
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There's been a murder, and the victim is an ex-nun... The author has picked an intriguing story line. The main character, Jed, is a cop who was partners with a man killed in the line of duty. He is still friends with the widow, who has joined an order of nuns. The relationship between the two of them make you wonder if there may not be a romantic interest underlying the drama. Mix in an ex-nun that Sister Lucie knew from the convent who suddenly appears dead in a hotel room, and the hunt is on for a killer. Ms. Shore works the emotional insecurities of each of her main characters into the story and shows how they overcome their emotional turmoil in time to do the sleuthing they need to do to solve the murder. The murder is built on a realistic platform, but I found it unusual that a police officer would use a nun (even if she is a friend) and a hotel night clerk to solve his crime. There is no mention of authoritative approval or any payment for services, but he has them taking risks to help find Charlene's murderer. It strained my credibility. The story is exciting, the problems they encounter are realistic, and it reads well. The mystery is well thought out except for my concern above. It doesn't hamper the reading, but it feels like all questions weren't answered. With computer scams, a hacker on staff at the church, a nun with business cards, a female night clerk from a hotel, and a cop, how can this not be a wild ride? Just a few pages into the story and you won't want to quit reading. You'll want to see what happens next. Mystery fans will want to give this one a try. Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews