by Kelly Irvin
February 7 - March 4, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
When her best friend is murdered the same way her brother was, who can she possibly trust?
A decade ago, Delaney Broward discovered her brother’s murdered body at the San Antonio art co-op he founded with friends. Her artist boyfriend, Hunter Nash, went to prison for the murder, despite his not-guilty plea.
This morning, Hunter walks out of prison a free man, having served his sentence.
This afternoon, Delaney finds her best friend dead, murdered in the same fashion as her brother.
Stay out of it or you're next, the killer warns.
Hunter never stopped loving Delaney, though he can’t blame her for not forgiving her. He knows he’ll get his life back one day at a time, one step at a time. But he’s blindsided to realize he’s a murder suspect. Again.
When Hunter shows up on her doorstep asking her to help him find the real killer, Delaney’s head says to run away, yet her heart tells her there’s more to his story than what came out in the trial. An uneasy truce leads to their probe into a dark past that shatters Delaney’s image of her brother. She can’t stop and neither can Hunter—which lands them both in the crosshairs of a murderer growing more desperate by the hour.
In this gripping romantic suspense, Kelly Irvin plumbs the complexity of broken trust in the people we love—and in God—and whether either can be mended.
Book Details: Genre: Mystery, Suspense Published by: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: February 8th 2022 Number of Pages: 384 ISBN: 0785231935 (ISBN13: 9780785231936) Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Christianbook.com | Goodreads
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San Antonio is an excellent setting for Trust Me as the characters are varied culturally and a medley of old and new. While the main focus is on the present, we are treated to bits and pieces of the past. Both cases have similar aspects, but are they related? And of course, how suspect that the second occurs as Hunter is released from prison.
Along with Hunter being a "new man", reformed by his time in prison, there are numerous moments where the lesson of second chances plays into the storyline. As a Christian, hints of Biblical aspects that pull at your heartstrings. As someone who has a hard time with deceit, betrayal, and giving those second chances, those moments hit me hard all throughout. That's what kept me reading -- even through the parts that lagged for a bit.
Overall, I found the storyline intriguing and complex with the eccentric variety of characters. Everyone had a unique approach/idea about Hunter's release, Delaney's personal investigation, the past, the present, everything! The variety made it hard to put pieces together at times, but well worth the pull and tug from start to finish. It's nice not having everything immediately placed in a neat package right in front of you.
I received a complimentary copy of the book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Kelly Irvin is a bestselling, award-winning author of over twenty novels and stories. A retired public relations professional, Kelly lives with her husband, Tim, in San Antonio. They have two children, three grandchildren, and two ornery cats.
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