Layla Taylor is a general contractor, an occupation not heavily populated by women. She and her sister Alana are both heavily involved in their small town community in Louisiana, Layla working with Homes of Hope, a group of volunteers who build houses for those who lost their homes to the recent hurricanes. Alana works with an addiction recovery ministry, using the family home as a retreat center for the organization.
When the body of a property inspector is found among the ashes of a burnt out Homes for Hope house, Layla and her sister become a targets of suspicion and one of the two detectives working the case, Maddox Bishop, is sure she’s involved somehow. She has to be because he is falling hard for her and he doesn’t want to. Not willing to wait for more murders to take place, Layla begins an investigation of her own.
Carroll expertly weaves this tale of suspense and romance in a way that you cannot put the book down. Her characters go deep and move the reader’s heart as you laugh and cry with them. As I turned the last page of this one, I reached for a tissue. A satisfying ending, but I was sad to see the story end.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robin gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference Director for ACFW. Her books have finaled/placed in such contests as RT Reviewer's Choice, Bookseller's Best, and Book of the Year. An avid reader herself, Robin loves hearing from and chatting with other readers. Although her favorite genre to read is mystery/suspense, of course, she’ll read just about any good story. Except historicals!
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