Thursday, March 6, 2014
Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron *Review
Tess has taken some ribbing from her fellow officer, Logan,for her quilting hobby. He finds it hard to align the brisk professional officer he patrols with during the day with the one who quilts in her off-time. Besides, he’s been trying to get to know her better and he’d like to be seeing her during those couple nights a week she spends with her quilting guild.
Then one afternoon Tess and Logan visit her aunt in the nursing home and she acts agitated when Tess covers her with the story quilt. Aunt Susan seems to be communicating a message to them about Tess’s uncle. There’s a story behind this quilt, they realize, one that may lead them to a serial killer. Will they have a chance to have a future together or will the killer choose Tess for his next victim before they find him?
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Loved how this book tied in quilting and law enforcement themes together. I loved how it was set in a contemporary setting with a mystery killer on the loose. Many quilting style books focus on the amish genre and I really enjoyed that someone you wouldn't consider being crafty was the main character. Who thinks about a police woman enjoying to quilt? Definitely kudos for being unique.
This book kept my interest, and though I suspected who the killer was, I didn't fully know until the end. Well rounded characters! The relationship between Tess and Logan seemed like one of those God ordained relationships!
I would say this is a little more intense than a 'cozy mystery', though definitely not in the line of a 'thriller'.
Barbara Cameron is a best-selling author who has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the author of more than 38 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Barbara is a former newspaper reporter. Some of her non-fiction titles include the "Everything Weddings on a Budget Book" and "Her Restless Heart: A Woman’s Longing for Love and Acceptance." Cameron currently resides in Edgewater, Florida.
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