Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"Strand of Deception" Book Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Strands of Deception
B&H Books (March 1, 2013)
Robin Caroll

     Robin Caroll has become one of my go-to authors for mystery/suspense. When this book arrived in the mail, everything else was set aside and I delved right in! I love this conclusion to the series - it doesn't have to be read in the series but it was nice to see some of the characters back again. I love the cutting edge look at using DNA and familial DNA testing in crime scenes and how that comes down to finding the actual murderer. I thought it was fascinating and very well done Of course there is romance and mystery about who did it and who is after Maddie and much more - so well done! Can't wait to see what Robin has up her sleeve next - put her on your "must read list"!


Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin Caroll is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin’s mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage—two aspects Robin weaves into each of her books.

When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty-plus years, her 3 beautiful daughters, 2 precious grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else?


When Gina Ford, the daughter of a prominent Tennessee politician, goes missing from the University of Memphis a week after another girl was murdered on the same campus, police call in the FBI. Nick Hagar, married to his job as Special Agent in Charge, is assigned to the case, and when Gina’s body is found, her father demands justice.

Maddie Baxter is the forensic expert running DNA tests from the crime scene. When they come back without a match, Nick asks her to do a familial DNA run that yields a shocking result: the prime suspect is Adam Alexander, the very same guy who broke Maddie’s heart when she was in college.

But do scientific advancements tell the whole story? Strand of Deception offers romance, suspense, and a lively debate about the impact of DNA testing, for better or worse, on the United States justice system.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Strands of Deception, go HERE.

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