Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cape Refuge Audio Book by Terri Blackstock

From the Back Cover:
Mystery and suspense combine in this first book of an exciting new 4-book series by best-selling author Terri Blackstock
Thelma and Wayne Owens run a bed and breakfast in Cape Refuge, Georgia. They minister to the seamen on the nearby docks and prisoners just out of nearby jails, holding services in an old warehouse and taking many of the "down-and-outers" into their home. They have two daughters: the dutiful Morgan who is married to Jonathan, a fisherman, and helps them out at the B & B, and Blair, the still-single town librarian, who would be beautiful if it weren’t for the serious scar on the side of her face.
After a heated, public argument with his in-laws, Jonathan discovers Thelma and Wayne murdered in the warehouse where they held their church services. Considered the prime suspect, Jonathan is arrested. Grief-stricken, Morgan and Blair launch their own investigation to help Matthew Cade, the town’s young police chief, find the real killer. Shady characters and a raft of suspects keep the plot twisting and the suspense building as we learn not only who murdered Thelma and Wayne, but also the secrets about their family’s past and the true reason for Blair’s disfigurement.

My Thoughts:
I very much enjoyed this book. The town of Cape Refuge is rocked when two 'pillars of the community' are murdered and their son-in-law is arrested for the crime. Their two daughters are confused and determined to solve the crime themselves. The police chief is doing the best job he can but has too many suspects. Sadie is a run away who needs hidden and protected. The city counsel is trying to shut down Hanover house....the whole thing is spinning out of control and the murderer is now focusing on the two sisters!
My favorite character in this book was Cade. He is an honest man who despite his feelings is doing his job to the letter. I love that there are so many stories going at once and they all flow together in the end. You actually feel the sadness of Morgan and Blair's hurt and determination. Jonathan's frustration at being jailed. There are just so many feelings and emotions in this book! A few twists and turns, unexpected duplicities and heart wrenching decisions. All together a great Christian Suspense read!
I rate this book a 4/5. It was a good read and a great 'who done it'.