Friday, June 10, 2016

Traces of Guilt Review

A Riveting Cold-Case Mystery from Dee Henderson
Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois State Police detective . . . mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job. 

Gabriel Thane is a lifetime resident of Carin County and now its sheriff, a job he loves. Gabe is committed to upholding the law and cares deeply for the residents he's sworn to protect. He too would like to find a lifetime companion, a marriage like his parents have.

When Evie arrives in Carin, Illinois, it's to help launch a new task force dedicated to reexamining unsolved crimes across the state. Spearheading this trial run, Evie will work with the sheriff's department on a couple of its most troubling missing-persons cases. As she reexamines old evidence to pull out a few tenuous new leads, she unearths a surprising connection . . . possibly to a third cold case. Evie's determined to solve the cases before she leaves Carin County, and Sheriff Thane, along with his family, will be key to those answers.

Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson is the first in what I hope is a long series of Evie Blackwell Cold Cases. I thoroughly enjoyed the new cast of characters Dee brought to life in her newest series and I can't wait to continue getting to know them in future books. Traces of Guilt is not your standard romantic suspense, despite what the description on the back cover would have you believe. The romance is very light, and the cold cases take center stage in this book, but they deserve it. Like always Dee constructs a page turning drama that has you engaged from the first page.

5 out of 5. 

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. 

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