Deadly Devotion

Deadly Devotion is the first in the Port Aster Secrets series written by Sandra Orchard, an award winning author of inspirational and romantic suspense novels.

Baker Publishing provided me with a copy of
this book in exchange for my honest review. 

Kate Adams is the main character and her friend and mentor, Dolly, has died.  Dolly’s death has been ruled a suicide and the opening sentence of the book has Kate marching into the police station demanding to know why the police let the editor of the local paper publish a headline “Herbal Researcher’s Death Ruled Suicide.”  Kate insists that Dolly would not commit suicide because of her faith but also because, as a scientist, she would not accidentally ingest poison.  Kate demands the police reopen the case and says if the police will not investigate, then she will conduct her own investigation. 

While at times Kate’s investigating seemed a bit too much and hard to believe, overall the story was enjoyable and kept me guessing.  Tom Parker is the lead detective on the case his dad, Keith, is a retired policeman. I enjoyed both of these characters very much.

I don’t want to give away the details, but this book contained a mystery, a love story, suspense, a Christian message of redemption and grace, and a surprise ending!

“Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell,
a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
Book 2 in this series is due to be released June of 2014 – I look forward to reading it too!
For an excerpt from the book and to read some extras,
you can check out the author’s website here.


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