Newberry Sin

Newberry Sin

by C. Hope Clark

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ISBN-13: 9781611948776
Publisher: BelleBooks
Publication date: 04/20/2018
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 702,057
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Newberry Sin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ClemsonNanu 12 months ago
I've been an avid C. Hope Clark reader from her first Carolina Slade book, Lowcountry Bribe. So I was excited to jump back into Slade's next adventure! Slade's always been a character I've had a strong love/hate relationship with. In one chapter, she's frustratingly stumbling over her own two feet and struggling to get out of her own way. Then the next, she discovers a clue, cracks the case, and solves the mystery in her nothing-but-good-intentioned way she always seems to have a knack for doing. Also, as someone who grew up in the SC Midlands, it's always a blast seeing Clark traipse Slade around the different counties in the area I'm familiar with. This time, it's the small town of Newberry that takes the spotlight. Slade balances helping her new friends with their real estate quandaries, solving the mystery of a murdered local farmer, and juggling her hot and cold relationship with Wayne, her federal agent boyfriend, all while trying to skirt a boss that's out to get her after recent bad blood. Newberry Sin's an entertaining read I made quick work of due to Clark's way with words. I'd highly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys a quick mystery and some plain ol' Southern charm!
Skye-writer2 More than 1 year ago
I love to read in bed, but not many books will keep me turning pages into the wee hours. Newberry Sin was one that did – three nights in a row. Carolina Slade is a heroine you can’t help rooting for even when she makes decisions that you want to shout at her NOT to make, and you’re right there with her in the chaos and muddle she finds herself in. I love Wayne Largo from the brim of his cowboy hat to the tips of his boots and wish I had a man like him in my life. Ms. Clark kept me guessing right to the end which I never saw coming. Okay, bits and pieces of it began to come together in my mind, but the “whole” picture blew me away. What a terrific story. If you’ve read any of the previous Carolina Slade mysteries, I probably don’t have to urge you to check this one out, too, but if you haven’t met Carolina yet, please, click that buy button and settle in for a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“Newberry Sin,” A Carolina Slade Mystery Author: C. Hope Clark I’m reviewing “Newberry Sin” because I received an Advance Reader’s Copy from the author for an honest response. As a reader of three of Clark’s superior “Edisto Island” mysteries, I came to my first Carolina Slade story with elevated expectations. She meets the mark. Set in a still traditional rural South, the well-conceived story of sex, extortion, political chess to termination, and Slade’s reluctance to face multiple layers of personal issues races to the finish. A whorl of strong women crash egos and pit their roles against a corrupt world of government and masculine culture: Slade, the USDA investigator; Lottie Bledsoe, Newberry’s radio host; Cricket Carson, the USDA county manager, and Lorena Carson, local real estate mogul. Each struggles to claim territory away from the shadows of male bosses and husbands. In the process, these women reveal the unrecognized limits of men. As a consequence of the murder investigation, Slade wears the scars that intense, dangerous inquiries exact. If you like a deeper summer read, “Newberry Sin” opens an intriguing view of the new South where mundane government programs hide disasters bred of power, lust, and money. William Walles Author of “All About the Money”
Cindy-Huff7 More than 1 year ago
Caroline Slade is back. As ornery and compassionate as ever. Her boss is a piece of work and her career is on the line. Suspicious agricultural loans lead to murder. Special Agent Wayne Largo, Slade’s almost fiancé’ is still by her side even when she acts psycho dealing with her personal stuff while trying to solve a crime. Slade’s ability to read people and uncover clues is as sharp as ever. Since I was first introduced to Caroline Slade in Lowcountry Bribe as a woman who in real life would never be my friend I’ve learned to love her. With each new book in the series Slade discovers more about herself. She is slowly letting her guard down and evolving into a nicer person. I found it fascinating to watch Slade maintain a friendship with her male co-worker Monroe. Somehow, he and her boyfriend Wayne manage an odd friendship because they both love Slade. The mystery unfolding in a small farming community has many wow factors. The plot was fun and when I thought I could close the book and pick it up the next day something would be revealed that kept me reading. The crazy, old school southern characters made me laugh and shake my head at their ignorance. In the end Clark shows these odd birds as caring individuals doing the best they can. The wrapping up of the personal stuff in her life had me holding my breath. Even though I was hoping for something different I loved how Hope stayed true to Slade and Wayne’s characters and left me feeling satisfied and looking forward to her next adventure.
MichanneReese More than 1 year ago
The allure of a C Hope Clark story is the way she doesn’t lightly tiptoe to the edge of the shoreline and gradually test the waters of the tale to be told. She dives off the cliff directly into the depths; right into the murky waters full of weeds, mud and sharp, slippery stones. She’s a master at keeping you in the dark until you are surfacing at the end of the story before you can see all the answers. Even then, it is not until you are gasping for air before the answers appear clearly. Having grown up on a dairy farm and having had a father that worked for the Department of Ag for 35 years, I was drawn to the Carolina Slade Mysteries because of their agriculture focus. I listened to my Dad’s stories for years, never really sharing them with anyone because who believes there can be such diabolical happenings in the lives of America’s heart and soul – our farmers? Although, I grew up in the Midwest, and C Hope’s stories are all Southern-based, the crimes are the same across the borders. C Hope Clark has managed to take a well-worn genre, murder mystery, and freshen it with an angle that has not been taken to any extent before, the farming industry. Also, having been raised with a family in farming, having a degree in Agriculture with honors from Clemson and having 25 years’ experience with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, along with a Hubby who has 30 years in federal law enforcement, Clark is able to add the details to her stories that assure her readers legitimacy. After years of hearing my Dad's stories, I can never help reading C Hope's books without suspecting fact outweighs fiction more than we realize. Newberry Sin, fourth in the Carolina Slade Mysteries, does not fall short of what we have come to expect from Clark’s word-weaving. Sweet southern charm laced with dark deceit and debauchery, mix in a little murder, some work-place corruption, and balance it all with single-motherhood challenges and a splash of a complicated love-life, and you have the nonstop, barn-burnin’, page-turner, Newberry Sin.