Trace of Doubt by DiAnn Mills
Bestselling and award-winning author DiAnn Mills delivers a heart-stopping story of dark secrets, desperate enemies, and dangerous lies.
Fifteen years ago, Shelby Pearce confessed to murdering her brother-in-law and was sent to prison. Now she’s out on parole and looking for a fresh start in the small town of Valleysburg, Texas. But starting over won’t be easy for an ex-con.
FBI Special Agent Denton McClure was a rookie fresh out of Quantico when he was first assigned the Pearce case. He’s always believed Shelby embezzled five hundred thousand dollars from her brother-in-law’s account. So he’s going undercover to befriend Shelby, track down the missing money, and finally crack this case.
But as Denton gets closer to Shelby, he begins to have a trace of doubt about her guilt. Someone has Shelby in their crosshairs. It’s up to Denton to stop them before they silence Shelby—and the truth—forever.
Praise for Trace of Doubt:
"Well-researched... with some surprising twists along the way. In Trace of Doubt, Mills weaves together a tale of faith, intrigue, and suspense that her fans are sure to enjoy." – STEVEN JAMES, award-winning author of SYNAPSE and EVERY WICKED MAN
“Trace of Doubt is a suspense reader’s best friend. From page one until the end, the action is intense and the storyline keeps you guessing.” – EVA MARIE EVERSON, bestselling author of FIVE BRIDES and DUST
“DiAnn Mills serves up a perfect blend of action, grit, and heart... Trace of Doubt takes romantic suspense to a whole new level.” – JAMES R. HANNIBAL, award-winning author of THE PARIS BETRAYAL
“Filled with high stakes, high emotion, and high intrigue.” – JLYNN H. BLACKBURN, award-winning author of UNKNOWN THREATand ONE FINAL BREATH
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication Date: September 7th 2021
Number of Pages: 432
ISBN: 1496451856 (ISBN13: 9781496451859)
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Read an excerpt:
A dark story of secrets and manipulation. Ms. Mills is a master of intricate storylines and crafts an evil and seriously dangerous mastermind.
“What kind of circumstances mold us into stronger people, the easy path or the challenges?”
After serving 15 years for murder, Shelby Pearce is trying to make a fresh start, when she receives several threats. A pall hangs over her and she is so grateful when she meets Christians who befriend her. It remains to be seen whether the hardened criminal is inside or outside of prison.
Shelby is a new creature in Christ and only wants to protect those she loves. “ ‘Oh Lord, you have established my heart and know everything about me!’ Trusting Him superseded everything else.”
I was excited to learn that Shelby crafted her own jewelry because I also make jewelry. And we order from the same place! I respected her resourcefulness in marketing her designs. It seemed the perfect therapy for her.
Denton, her neighbor, has a hidden past and it is about to collide with Shelby’s. He had a Christian upbringing but has let circumstances cloud his judgment. Fortunately, there is redemption and a stronger faith in store for both of them.
Intense and realistic with a fresh perspective, this book was an exciting glimpse into a devious mind.
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author through Partners In Crime Tours. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.* 5 stars and a strong faith thread
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DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. DiAnn believes every breath of life is someone’s story, so why not capture those moments and create a thrilling adventure?
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a former director of Blue Ridge Christian Writers, and a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She shares her passion for helping other writers be successful by teaching writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed:
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