Saturday, June 21, 2014

Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard, Book Two of Port Aster Secrets

Kate Adams is still reeling from her best friend's murder when she learns that suspected murderer has been suddenly released.  Confident that she is making the right decision Kate continues to vocally oppose GPC Pharmaceuticals decision to open a plant in Port Aster, but her credibility takes another blow when she is caught passing counterfeit twenties at the local grocery store.
Her bewilderment over the money turns to pure embarrassment when Detective Tom Parker arrives to investigate.  Evidently, sparks were igniting between the two as Parker worked on Daisy's murder case, but both felt they could not pursue a love interest.  As Kate assures Parker that the bills came from her elderly neighbor who could not be involved in any counterfeiting scheme, strange emails and letters make it clear that Kate is not involved in any crime, but IS definitely in danger.  All this escalates when she learns a little more about her father's death twenty years ago and the miracle plant he was supposed to be bringing to GPC Pharmaceuticals.

Blind Trust is a suspenseful read.  Sandra Orchard got that part right.  As other reviewers have pointed out, this is book two,  and while it can be read as a stand alone, it takes up where book one left off.  Orchard does fill readers in on necessary facts, but I felt the emotion and fear of that story just didn't carry forward into Blind Trust.  I feel obligated to point out that there will be a third installment to the story coming out in 2015.  My recommendation would be to plan reading Deadly Devotion first, followed quickly by Blind Trust. Hopefully by then, book three will be ready and you will be able to piece together the great mystery of Kate and her father's disappearance twenty years ago, as well as find out what exactly are the properties of the South American miracle plant.
To learn more about Sandra Orchard's other books check out http://sandraorchard.com/

I received a copy of Blind Trust from Revell Reads for my honest opinion.Releases June 1st

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