Hidden in the Stars

Robin Carroll. Abingdon, $13.99 trade paper (240p) ISBN 978-1-4267-7360-0
Featuring Russian hitmen, professional ballerinas, love triangles, and quilts, this page-turning mystery from Caroll (Justice Seekers series) is part of the publisher’s Quilts of Love series. Olympic hopeful Sophia Montgomery survives a brutal attack that kills her mother, but injuries leave her unable to speak, which hampers an investigation led by detective Julian Frazier. What do Russian mafia guys have against a former ballerina and a young gymnast? Sophia’s estranged Russian grandmother becomes an important link in the case, as does the special memorial quilt made by her mother. Sophia’s future safety depends on Julian’s ability to connect past and present to figure out the whole picture. His attraction to Sophia complicates his investigation, while his personal faith struggles frustrate their budding relationship. Caroll has written an engaging whodunit, with scenes that unfold expertly and keep the action moving and suspense alive. And though the romance plot line is sweetly written, the characters’ faith journeys are also deeply explored. Fans of suspense will be pleased with this light but entertaining read. Agent: Steve Laube, Steve Laube Literary Agency. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/28/2014
Release date: 09/01/2014
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