CAROLINA RECKONING by Lisa Carter
Alison wanted her cheating husband gone, not dead...When 30-something housewife, Alison Monaghan discovers proof of her husband's infidelity in a photograph with a mysterious woman, she must decide how to confront Frank when he returns home from work. Despite the influence of her best friend Valerie, a strong Christian, Alison remains aloof from God and is determined to handle this crisis her own way. But Alison may not get that chance. Frank never makes it home. Soon his body is found on a lonely back-country road in antebellum Weathersby Historic Park--and Alison is named as the prime suspect. Working with Homicide detective, Mike Barefoot, Alison must prove her innocence--and find the real killer--before the killer comes back to find her.
This book starts out like any other secular style book where the wife finds out the husband is cheating and seeks to no longer take his affairs.. but hang in there! Through the mourning process Alison becomes a Christian and has belief that her husband Frank had done the same just prior to his murder. He has left behind some evidence and letters for Alison and her two children illuding to his new found belief in Jesus and asking for forgiveness. It is like he knows someone is after him, and Alison is even targeted when she goes to the spot where he was killed.
There are ALOT of characters in the book. It got a bit overwhelming at first with all of the board members and friends of Valerie's. I had to back track to try to remember different characters and got confused quite often at first. Maybe just a few too many for me. I was still working with Alison through the mourning so it was hard to grab hold of these characters and who wore what color lipstick.
I did love the focus and discipleship of Alison as a new believer. I did like how the pastor and his family embraced them and sought to make sense of the mess that they were in. It wasn't in your face gospel, but enough for non believers to see and possibly consider a relationship with Jesus when there is no hope.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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