Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In The Shadow Of Evil by Robin Caroll

Hello Out There,

It is wet and dreary today. Good thing we have plenty of books to read and review when it rains. Frankly it has been raining here almost as much as it does in the state this book is set in, Louisiana. I have been there many times, and for a while that was my neighboring state. So when I tell you that Robin Caroll knows how write about Louisiana when she writes about Eternal Springs  In The Shadow Of Evil, you can be sure it is realistic and very much like the real bayou.

When this book opens with one of our main characters, Maddox getting home late from a date. His Mother had chided him time and time again to make his midnight curfew, but she would sort of let him slide a bit. Only this time, he got home in time for her to die, in his arms, murdered. He was just a little bit too late.

Next we meet two sisters, Layla and Alana. They are very different women. Layla is held back by things in her past hurting her and her sister has already dealt with some of the issues, and others she just doesn't have. Layla is a strong woman in her own right, she creates buildings, works with contractors, and on the other hand, she is a graceful ballroom dancer.

Amidst the mud, the murder of a building inspector in one of the homes that Layla was overseeing, the pain in all their lives, Maddox finds he is falling for Layla. Her sister a suspect to the whole big sticky mess, and Maddox has never forgiven himself for being too late, because he let a woman get in the way, and he is going to find the truth no matter what the costs. They are also going to have to find where God is in all this mess.

I haven't quite finished, but I never tell you the end anyway. I can tell you that I am enjoying how strongly these women are portrayed, and how guilt, forgiveness, and Christ are shown.


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
In The Shadow of Evil
B&H Books (March 1, 2011)
Robin Caroll

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 years, her three beautiful daughters, one precious grandson, and their four character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else?

Robin gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference Director for ACFW. Her books have finaled/placed in such contests as RT Reviewer's Choice, Bookseller's Best, and Book of the Year. An avid reader herself, Robin loves hearing from and chatting with other readers. Although her favorite genre to read is mystery/suspense, of course, she’ll read just about any good story. Except historicals!

Informed by the real-life fallout of the U.S. economy plus devastation caused by multiple hurricanes along the southern coast, In the Shadow of Evil casts the modern day story of a building rebound scam exposed. It begins when the body of a property inspector is found among the ashes of a burnt out Homes of Hope house. Wrapped up in this mounting case of unethical practices, supply shortages, and murder, top Louisiana homicide detective Maddox Bishop is losing his heart to a charitable contractor, Layla Taylor, whose own sister is under suspicion. He’s also about to discover a deep secret about his tragic past.

If you would like to read the first chapter of In The Shadow of Evil, go HERE.

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The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805449795

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you for taking the time to read and review In The Shadow of Evil! Hope you enjoy!