Pharma Corporation against anyone who gets in their way-is the backdrop.
We follow a successful creative, Lab Researcher, Kate, whose friend /fellow Botanist/Discoverer of a cure-all tonic for Pets is suddenly gone-as in past this life, dead. Kates childhood losses resonate with this sudden death, as she continues on with the documenting research of her deceased Business/Research Partner, she ends up facing off with her dead Fathers former employer, and World Conglot Pharma Corporation. The hidden friction begins to smoke, blooming in so many ways, chattering and trying to continue to destroy after decades.
Who would have thought so much drama could evolve out of useful, needed, just, enabling, natural solution?
Love, and all its convolutions, appear in several forms, in the lives of the characters. Youll feel sorrow for the lost years, while you yell at the other one to watch out, and stomp your foot to tell the first one to go ahead!
Can we blindly trust? Should we? Whom should we blindly trust, and when? Good questions underlie the journeys we make with the characters.
As the author's disclaimer says, Bind Trust is best read as the second book in the series. Having said that, it does read well as a standalone, however obviously acts as a spoiler to the mystery in the first book.
I think Orchard has created a new genre...suspestry? Or myspense? A suspense/mystery hybrid. :-) Whatever you want to call it, this is a page-turning read. The author's detail-oriented, steel-trapped mind is scary! How she keeps everything straight as she weaves the current plot and overall series arc together is beyond me. I'm just glad she does! Honestly, my mind was reeling by the end of the book. And the end? Sob, more of a cliff hanger!
Kate and Tom are back dancing around a relationship. One step forward, two steps back. That's all right, I know they are destined for each other. Can't wait until the next book to follow their romance to it's rightful conclusion.
If you like a good mystery with a liberal dose of suspense and dashes of humour and light romance then Blind Trust is definitely the book for you!
I finished Sandra OrchardÃ¯Â»Â¿'s book, Blind Trust, last night! And now I can't wait for book #3 in this series! I must get answers! And these characters need justice! Keep on writing great books Sandra Orchard!
Blind Trust is the second in the Port Aster Series, and although I didn't read the first one-yet, I was able to follow along and enjoy the story and the characters.
The story begins with Kate paying for groceries for Verna, her elderly neighbor, and that money turning out to be counterfeit. How could that be? Certainly that sweet little old lady had nothing to do with it, but then there is a long list of suspicious characters that keep you not only turning pages, but on edge as you try to figure out what comes next. I was quite surprised to find the identity of the supposed stalker, and also kept me wondering just how much he could be trusted.
Besides the cast of cagey characters, there is the man of Kate's dreams, Tom, a detective, and she is once again front and center in one of his investigations. Although it would be nice to know more about the case spoken of, you can read and enjoy this story without knowing all the ins and outs of what came before. There is lots of gentle touches, stolen glances, and wishing going on. This part is a nice light romantic read and a nice break from the action packed read. It is a breath of fresh air, a break from the fast pace.
The ending certainly has left me anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. This was a quick read, as I could not put it down. I would stay up late as the one more chapter, just didn't cut it. Pick it up and see for yourself. I bet you won't be able to put it down either.
I was given this book by Sandra Orchard and Revell book company in exchange for an honest review.
BLIND TRUST by Sandra Orchard is an intriguing Christian Mystery set in Port Aster. #2 in the "Port Aster" series, but can be read as a stand alone. See, "Deadly Devotion". With family secrets, commercial crimes, counterfeiters, just a drop to what is to come. You don't want to miss a moment of this fast paced tale of a budding romance, danger, betrayal, and intrigue. Kate must uncover all of this small town secrets in order to be safe. But will she and her new-found romance with Detective Tom Parker survive? You must read "Blind Trust", will will not be disappointed, especially,if you enjoy small town secrets, mystery, suspense and a bit of romance. I would highly recommend. I can hardly wait for the next installment. Received for an honest review from the publisher.
*Coming in June from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group*
Heat Rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More