In Door County--the "Cape Cod" of Wisconsin--evil is lurking... Detective Sydney Bernhardt hates to admit no male, other than her dog, has crossed her bedroom threshold in nearly two years. As Syd jogs along Lake Michigan's shoreline, she discovers the child-like body of Carli Lacount--the stepdaughter of a local Café owner. This suspicious death sparks Syd into action to uncover the truth behind Carli's sexually confused past--and to reclaim Syd's own life. Is she ready to forgive her spurned lover, attorney Eli Gaudet? Or should she accept the advances of the victim's uncle, who shares a common pain. Then a pre-teen girl matching Carli's physical description is abducted. Syd now struggles to find a connection, probing the murky secrets hidden inside the peninsula and surrounding islands. But as Syd follows this complex trail, she unknowingly becomes both a confidante and prey for that evil.
|Publisher:||Whiskey Creek Press|
|Sold by:||SIMON & SCHUSTER|
|File size:||565 KB|
About the Author
Lynda Drews, a Wisconsin native and dedicated runner, gave the commencement speech at her college Alma mater. One lesson she shared was “to journal your life.” That’s what Lynda did after she made the decision to retire from her global marketing career. Her first book: RUN AT DESTRUCTION (Lynda’s True Crime Memoir, published in 2009, about the mysterious death of her running partner) was the outcome. Ann Rule, the best-selling true crime author, endorsed RUN AT DESTRUCTION saying it was “Wonderfully written… a must for True Crime readers.” Publisher’s Weekly said: “the author and victim’s shared moments, and Drews’ feelings of emptiness in the decades since, are remarkable.” Lynda’s second book, CIRCLE OF INNOCENCE, is a Mystery/Suspense novel that takes place in Door County: the “Cape Cod” of Wisconsin. This setting is where Lynda and her husband, Jim, spend nearly every weekend, but they still call Green Bay, Wisconsin “home.” It’s where they’ve lived since the mid-seventies while raising their two sons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Circle Of Innocence based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Clever Mystery - I am a fan of murder mysteries and Circle of Innocence got me hooked right from the start. I connected with Detective Sydney Bernhardt and her hidden past and love life. I liked how the chapters were short and ended with a hook to pull you forward. I was surprised to find two intriguing plot lines that became intertwined. I loved the setting in Door County (the peninsula and the islands) and could picture the scenes as I've vacationed there in the past. The pace was quick, the characters were interesting, and the ending was a surprise. Definitely worth the read for fans of mystery or Door County, Wisconsin.
This book was a really enjoyable read. The characters were easy to identify with and very engaging. The plot twists were frequent and surprising. This is a great book for mystery lovers -- a wonderful vacation or beach book.
A layer Cake of a Book ... To be honest, that title is to get your attention. A truer heading would be An Onion of a Book. But that might have put you off. And I want to draw you in ... as did this novel to me. I had vowed never to read another Feisty Female Cop Gets Things Done story. But I saw at once that this lady had a dog and it was not only that fact that attracted me in the first few pages. I was in unfamiliar territory - from the geographical point of view as well as the book genre. I have never visited the Wisconsin area but soon began to wish I had as the landscape came to life in the skilled hands of the writer. This was enough to keep me interested but then, as a bonus, the pace quickened and I was hooked. As the story develops there are more and more layers to this onion. I hesitate to call them flashbacks because they are woven in with subtle delicacy and as the back-stories of the characters are revealed they become as intriguing as the Whodunnit aspects of the plot. It took quite a time to read because this is not something to be rushed - indeed I savoured the thought of returning to the cleverly presented mystery each time I powered up the Kindle. I heartily recommend you seek out this pleasure for yourselves.