BLIND TRUST BY SANDRA ORCHARD
Kate's not sure how deep this deception goes--but she'll do whatever it takes to find out.
Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money and can't believe that it came from her sweet elderly neighbor. Or that it has landed her in the middle of another of Detective Tom Parker's investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor's innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation--and one that strikes too close to home for comfort.
As family secrets come to light, her world--and her budding romance with Tom--begin to crumble. To Kate, it's clear that she won't be safe until she uncovers all of Port Aster's secrets. But then will it be too late for her and Tom?
MY REVIEW-Sandra Orchard is an author I have enjoyed picking up every now and then. Her writing style is a little different but I like it. You know, those who-dun-it mysteries? Sandra is that type of author. This book was no different. Thankfully I had reviewed the first one in this series otherwise, I might have been a bit lost about the characters. We meet many friends again but our main characters are Kate and Tom.
Kate goes into a grocery store buying food for her elderly next door neighbor and ends up having the police called on her when she pays with counterfeit money. And guess who gets called in? Tom Parker. Her want to be boyfriend. If she will only let him. I found Kate nice but also a bit dense. Sure her friendship with Tom might not look good when she goes to trial, but at the same point people have to live their lives. Their relationship gets better but at first I felt like she was pushing him away for no good reason.
The little old lady next door has no clue where the counterfeit money came from, or so she says. This lady was one smart cookie! I did find it funny at one point when she is talking to Kate about seeing strange vibrant colors and she wants to know if Kate can see them and touch them. Well duh! The woman has obviously been drugged or had something put in her tea. But nope! Kate nor Tom realize anything has happened. Just one of those things that makes you want to reach through the pages and shake the characters:)
Overall a good mystery that isn't too suspenseful but still makes for good reading. I enjoyed it and have already passed it on to friends.
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