"Deadly Devotion," by Sandra Orchard
Kate knows the truth is out there-but if she's right, that means a killer is out there too.
Research scientists Kate Adams and Daisy Leacock were on the brink of a breakthrough for treating depression with herbal medicine when Daisy was suddenly found dead. Kate knows that her mentor's death wasn't suicide or a careless accident-and she's determined to do whatever it takes to unearth the truth about what happened to the woman who changed her life.
Former FBI agent Tom Parker is finding it hard to adjust to life back in his hometown of Port Aster. Though an old buddy gave him a job as a detective on the local police force, not everyone approves. Tom's just trying to keep a low profile, so when Kate Adams demands he reopen the investigation into her friend's death, he knows his job is at stake. But despite his attraction to her, Tom thinks Kate may have something to hide.
As evidence mounts, a web of intrigue is woven around the sleepy town of Port Aster. Can Kate uncover the truth? Or will Tom stand in her way?
This was a super book with lots of whodunits and twists and turns. I was like Kate going from one suspect to the next; I couldn't make up my mind who was the actual killer. I loved the small town details and the actual job setting of this book, very different. Kate is someone you could easily relate too and this was a book I couldn't put down as I HAD to know what happened next. I did guess who did it but not until closer to the end.
Stars out of 5 : 5 I loved this book and I can't wait until the next in the "Port Aster Secrets" series book come out, (June 2014) as I am guessing it will be a good book as well. This is a must read book, and one that will keep you on your toes. I found the botanical references very interesting as well. Mind you I think I'll stick with herbal teas that I buy from the store, rather than make my own, just to be on the safe side!!
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