Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Scraps of Evidence

GIVEAWAY

CAMERON, BARBARA
SCRAPS OF EVIDENCE

Tess struggles to balance her career as a police detective and caring for her Aunt Susan. Her partner, Logan, wants to help but finds it hard to believe the brisk professional officer he works with during the day has a softer side -- and a love of quilts. It's a love Tess shares with her Aunt Susan, who cherished a particular quilt she made when she was younger.

When some of Susan's cryptic comments about the quilt and its origins  spark Tess's curiosity, the detective in her leads Tess to unravel the story behind this heirloom. As she discovers the origins of the quilt, Tess unexpectedly uncovers clues that may lead her to a serial killer...a killer who is quite willing to kill again to keep his secrets hidden.

My Review:

A compelling suspense with a clever quilting tie in. Love how the title marries the two themes in this book. Ingenious because that's exactly all that Tess has to tie a current case with a ten year-old cold case -- both literally and figuratively.

I enjoyed the dynamics between Tess and Logan. Small town cop versus big city cop. They have a lot to learn from each other in order to build a true partnership both at work and off the clock. I also loved the way Cameron introduces her readers to a real tourist town in Florida through the eyes of  newcomer Logan.

Their current murder investigation brings Tess back to a traumatic time in her late teens. It gives her an emotional investment in the case that doesn't always leave her objective. Steadfast Logan becomes her anchor which definitely influences their team building.

A great read -- and my first experience with the Quilts of Love multi-authored series.  Won't be the last one I read!

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Scraps of Evidence, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 9 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

22 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fabulous read! I very much enjoyed your review. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and thank you for a chance to win this book. :)
    kjv1611as at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome Amanda. Good luck!

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  2. I've not read any of the Quilts of Love series . Would love to read Scraps of Evidence.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Maybe you'll get the chance. Good luck Patty.

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  3. I love the Quilts of Love series! SCRAPS OF EVIDENCE sounds like a great suspense and I would love to win a copy. Thank you so much for sharing your terrific review and giveaway.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome Britney. Good luck!

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  4. Scraps of Evidence sounds great! I am greatly intrigued and would love to be a winner. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I really enjoyed it, Melanie. Good luck!

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  5. I love the whole storyline of this book and would enjoy reading it.

    cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

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    1. It's a great meshing of ideas and I love the cover. The colours just popped out at me and definitely reflect the story. Good luck Marjorie.

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  6. sounds like a really good story. Enjoyed the review.
    Blessings
    joeym11(at)frontier(dot)com

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  7. I havent read any of the Quilts of Love books. The story and mystery of the quilt sounds like a great story to read.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I really enjoyed it, Maryann. Good luck!

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  8. Scraps of Evidence has such an eye catching cover and the story sounds intriguing. Thanks for another great giveaway!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  9. Suspense and quilting? Who would've thunk? :) I'm in, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL -- it's a great combination, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  10. I love these Quilts of Love series. And Barbara Cameron is a good author. I have read her books. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Karen G.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)ny(dot)com

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    1. I like Barbara Cameron's books too. Good luck Karen.

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  11. Sounds like a good one, count me in on this one. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Consider yourself counted Becky. Good luck!

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