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Years ago, Eve heard God's call to become a nun, but her recent stint moonlighting at her father's detective agency invigorates her so much that she's wrestling with her vocation. She's working with him on a case involving a miner in New Mexico when alarming news develops: her sister Dorisanne is missing. The authorities won't act without evidence of a crime, but Eve knows something suspicious-and possibly deadly-is afoot. Challenged to put her newfound gifts as a PI to the test, Sister Eve heads west to Las Vegas to uncover clues about her sister's whereabouts.

What nefarious scheme has Dorisanne become involved in? Is her life in danger? And what is Dorisanne's estranged husband hiding? Sister Eve will discover there's always more going on in Sin City than meets the eye.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781401691486
ISBN-13: 9781401691486
Series: Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery

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When Eve's biological sister goes missing, the nun heads to Las Vegas to track her down before it's too late.

Years ago, Eve heard God's call to become a nun, but her recent stint moonlighting at her father's detective agency invigorates her so much that she's wrestling with her vocation. She's working with him on a case involving a miner in New Mexico when alarming news develops: her sister Dorisanne is missing. The authorities won’t act without evidence of a crime, but Eve knows something suspicious—and possibly deadly—is afoot. Challenged to put her newfound gifts as a PI to the test, Sister Eve heads west to Las Vegas to uncover clues about her sister’s whereabouts.

What nefarious scheme has Dorisanne become involved in? Is her life in danger? And what is Dorisanne’s estranged husband hiding? Sister Eve will discover there's always more going on in Sin City than meets the eye.

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Lynne Hinton is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendship Cake and Pie Town. A native of North Carolina, she received her undergraduate degree from the U.N.C. at Greensboro and her Masters of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She also studied at Wake Forest University and the NC School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking. She has served as a chaplain with hospice and as the pastor of Mount Hope United Church of Christ and First Congregational United Church of Christ, both in North Carolina. Lynne is a regular columnist with The Charlotte Observer . She lives with her husband, Bob Branard, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her online at lynnehinton.com Facebook: Lynne-Hinton-Books

 

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  1. Cynthia
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful Read
    May 22, 2016
    Cynthia
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I received this book through a win on Goodreads giveaways. I loved it. It was a wonderful read. I wish I had read this first book book, but I plan on getting it. I enjoy that the places that I read about because growing up in the state of NM I know where these places are. It is interesting when a person who has become a nun has the instincts to help her family but helping her business. But I think every person who joins in any kind of religious position must at some time have doubts. I am so glace that Sister Eve can both help her sister and her father at the same time. She ends up helping her sister by keep her from getting killed in another state, she helps her dad after his illness and lost of limb and she helps a man get some answers even though they are not what he was expecting. I am looking forward to seeing what Sister Eve decides to do, if she decides to return to the convent or become a lay person again but still her strong belief in her faith. Only time and God will tell. I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a good clean mystery
  2. Courtney
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    The Case of the Sin City Sister
    September 9, 2015
    Courtney
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    A nun who also wishes to be a detective goes to Vegas (on a motorcycle) to look into a decades-long mystery. (This outta be good!)

    This is the second book in a series by Lynne Hinton about nun and private detective, Eve Divine. The story takes place mostly in Las Vegas as Eve tries to find out what happens to fellow sister, Dorisanne. As we read, we see Eve struggle with her love of the convent and her role as a nun, and her desire to be a private detective. The story provides a different take on what it means and looks like to be a nun and how that is often in opposition to other career and life goals. The main character is charming and fun, and the secondary characters add life to the story.

    Although you do not need to have read the first installment in this series, it may make reading more enjoyable if you know a bit more about Eve and the other characters. Not my favorite book, but not the worst either. I recommend giving it a try!
  3. VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Missing Sister, Dark Secrets and Gambling
    June 19, 2015
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Lynne Hinton in her new book, The Case of the Sin City Sister Book Two in the Divine Private Detective Agency series published by Thomas Nelson gives us another adventure with Sister Eve.

    From the back cover: Shes not your average nun. And now Sister Eve Divines risking it all, searching for a mission person in Vegas.

    Sister Eve Divine recently discovered shes got a gift: turns out shes a natural at private detective work. But is it a temptation or a calling? As Eve wrestles with this question, shes taking a leave of absence from the convent, investigating a case with her PI father.

    But something else troubles Eve. Its been weeks since Eve heard from her sister, Dorisanne. And Eves gut tells her that something sinister has happened to her difficult sibling. Theres only one place Eve can find the answers shes looking for: in Dorisannes world, under the bright lights of Sin CityLas Vegas,

    Late night visits to the casino and some clever clues hidden in an address book set Eve on a trail that soon reveals that Dorisannes life is darker and more complicated than Eve ever expected. In the end, Eves ability to understand her sisterand herselfmay be a matter of life and death.

    This is all about family. Sister Eve is still taking care of her ailing P.I. father and now her real sister is missing. So it is off to Vegas, sin city, U.S.A. to try to track her down. Now she get involved with hidden sinister clues, dark secrets and gambling. Now get ready for a page-turner. This is quite an adventure as Dorisanne is really missing the question is why. The Case of the Sin City Sister is a mystery that will keep you flipping pages well into the night because you will keep telling yourself just one page more, it is that good. Lynne Hinton has brought in another winner with her new book. Already I am looking forward to the next mystery in this series.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  4. debs
    Maine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Case of the Sin City Sister ~ Lynne Hinton
    June 1, 2015
    debs
    Maine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is Book # 2 in the Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery series. I did not read book #1 but had no problem picking up the story in book #2. This is a good, fun mystery read that keeps you reading until the end. The main character is Sister Eve, a nun that has left the convent to join her dad, a private investigator, to solve a case in Las Vegas. The story line has many characters and interesting plots to keep you wanting more.

    I would recommend this as a great read for those that want a story to keep them guessing until the end and not be predictable. I really enjoyed this change of pace in a storyline that blends all different types of people in a world of sin to make you wonder where this will all lead to. Good afternoon or relaxing evening read.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through BookLook Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
  5. bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Character driven detective novel
    May 19, 2015
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I really like this series of detective stories. The novels are not about clever detecting, although there is some. It is more about relationships. That may sound odd for a detective series, but it works.

    Eve Devine is a nun but she takes time away from her religious order to help her dad in his private detective agency. He had been a police detective but received a medical retirement. In this novel, Eve's sister is missing and foul play is suspected. Eve and Daniel, her dad's partner while with the police, head to Las Vegas in search of Eve's sister.

    In addition to be a good detective novel, the author has given us much to think about. I like the way the thoughtful issues come through in the dialog. When in Vegas, Eve is contemplating why people come to a place like that. Daniel suggests they do so to get away from reality. He wonders if nuns do the same kind of thing, entering an order to get away from the real world. You'll have to read the book to find out how Eve handles that one.

    Eve and her dad actually have a paid client too, a fellow from the east coast who is trying to find out about his great-grandfather who had come to work in the mines in the New Mexico territory in 1889. He had left behind a pregnant wife, promising to send for her. Several letters were sent but then his wife heard no more. Eve and her dad set about the nearly impossible task of finding out what happened to him.

    That little mystery begins and ends the novel, with the hunt for Eve's sister taking up most of the book. I found it interesting that near the end of the novel, Eve's dad says, There are some mysteries we will never solve, but there are others we could find an answer to, we just sometimes don't want to search deep enough. Thought provoking words.

    I really like Eve as a character. She loves to ride a motorcycle fast yet feels called to her religious order. What an interesting woman she is. I recommend this novel to those who enjoy a character driven novel with a little suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I received a complimentary egalley of this novel from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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