Deadly Trust

Deadly Trust

by Barbara Mary Phinney


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When Anna LaBonte's estranged husband is found murdered, she becomes the main suspect. Only one person is willing to help her, her mysterious new neighbor, Brent Stirling.
Brent knows the only reason he's helping Anna is to ease the festering guilt inside of him. But when the events turn personal, and he finds himself falling for Anna, Brent knows he can't walk away.
Brent learns the police officer in charge wants to keep his perfect record, and Brent suspects that it will be at Anna's expense. He can't allow Anna to take the fall here.
But if he helps her, he risks Anna learning the truth about his arrival. If he walks away, he abandons all chances for happiness for both of them.
Either way, one thing is clear. His scars are visible, hers are not, but these mementos may kill them both.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466327405
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/17/2012
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 996,300
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Barbara enjoys creative activities, and with her grown children about to leave the nest, she's anticipating getting even more creative.
Having written romance for over 10 years, mostly with Harlequin, Barbara enjoys writing suspenseful stories that inspire, uplift and entertain.
Barbara lives with her husband, some chickens and barn cats in Southern New Brunswick, Canada.

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Deadly Trust (Inspirational Romantic Suspense) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Deadly Trust) Souvenirs by Barbara Phinney I am not one who enjoys murder/thrillers books so I put off reading this gift from a contest I won. Sorry I did not put everything aside to read this when I won it. It's a super read for the detailed descriptions of locations, the storyline and the romance and the trust they give to each other. Anna LaBonte is at a summer cabin and she knows one day that her husband is dead. She just has the intuition. The cabin next door is Brent Stirling and he's on medical leave from his military unit in hopes of quiet and to get over the incident that left 3 others dead. She gets a ride from him to the police station to report her husband missing. Serge her husband has been a controlling freak, always was. even to the point he'd go to the hairdressers and tell them what he wanted. He picked out her clothes for her to wear every day and she had to be fully dressed and made up before breakfast. She is relieved when the cops tell her that her husband was murdered in the motor home. Her car is still missing and she will notify her sisterinlaw in a few hours time. She works in the forensic field and knows with Brent's help they need to find out who did kill her husband before the police, Luc arrested her. Brent is snooping around to investigate the clues and things that happened prior to the murder to help her out. As things progress and heat up between Brent and Anna he's been warned to stay away from her, if he wants a career in a few months time. They tried to run them over on the road but they rolled to the ditch... Who would want to kill them? They are each struggling with their pasts, trying to get over the nightmares and flashbacks. Love the detailed explanations of why they investigated at certain places and who they talked to etc, to find out who really did the murder.. Excellent read!
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Excellent Mystery Anna LaBonte wakes up in her vacation cabin and has a gut feeling her bastard of a husband, Serge, is dead. He’s not in the cabin, her car is gone and she doesn’t know where he is or why he left. She only knows that he’s dead and she’s finally free. The only problem is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police think she offed her husband and all the circumstantial evidence is pointing directly at her. Brent Stirling is on vacation in the cabin next door. He doesn’t believe she killed her husband, so even though his friends are telling him to distance himself from Anna, the non-grieving murderess, he decides to help her figure out who killed Serge. Can they find enough evidence to prove her innocence before the cop with the perfect record slam dunks Anna straight to jail? Let the hunt begin. Well-written with great characters I had a hard time putting this story down since I wanted to know who the killer was. Not that Serge was any great loss, but without suspects, for a time I even suspected Anna of doing the deed. She’d have had plenty of sympathy from me if she had though. What a jerk that guy was. Anyway, I enjoyed reading about two people with pain and scars, healing and getting on with their lives. I look forward to reading more by Barbara Phinney. *The author provided a copy of this story for me to review. Please see disclaimer page on my blog.
McGReads More than 1 year ago
Barbara has given the characters in her book real-to-life issues and is true to them by writing a story of how love can heal wounds and build bridges of trust. Like any well-written suspense, Barbara Phinney has included interesting twists that keep the reader guessing until the end and I was not disappointed when her husband's killer was exposed.