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Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 1998
|Dimensions: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 X 1 (inches)|
Series: Newpointe 911
A poisoned past. A bitter present. Is Celia a murderer … or a victim? Detective Stan Shepherd lies comatose in the hospital, a victim of arsenic poisoning. The Newpointe police have a suspect: Celia Shepherd, Stans wife. Celia is no stranger to such charges. When her first husband died of poisoning, a technicality scuttled the case against her and Celia got of scot-free. Now it looks like the same old storyonly this time, the motive appears plain. An old flame has moved into town under circumstances bound to raise suspicion. And thats just for starters. More evidence is gathering that can put Celia away for good. But attorney Jill Clark thinks the pieces of the puzzle fit together a bit too neatly. Either her clients Christian faith is a sham or shes the victim of a deadly frame-upand the real killer is still afoot … Shadow of Doubt is book two in the Newpointe 911 series by award-winning novelist Terri Blackstock. Newpointe 911 offers taut, superbly crafted novels of faith, fear, and close-knit small-town relationships, seasoned with romance and tempered by insights into the nature of relationships, redemption, and the human heart. Look also for Private Justice, Line of Duty, Word of Honor, and Trial by Fire.
Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series. Visit her website at www.terriblackstock.com Facebook: tblackstock Twitter: @terriblackstock
Sofia Marie4 Stars Out Of 5Long, but interestingDecember 20, 2016Sofia MarieQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Typical Celia: "Celia reached for a tissue next to the bed and blew her nose. "I read about all those martyrs in the Bible who walked into furnaces and lions' dens and were crucified and beaten and beheaded... and I kept wishing that I had some greater purpose for my suffering, too. ... But there isn't any grand purpose here, Allie. There's no greater good. It's all just a mistake.""
Celia's husband had died of arsenic poisoning. And she was accused - though not convicted. And just when Celia thought the nightmares were over, her second husband gets poisoned too. Who is the killer and why would he want to do this to her again? Doesn't anybody believe that she's innocent?
"Shadow of Doubt" is not only a mystery, but a Christian one. Throughout the story, Celia learns to trust God with the battle instead of trying to do fight it herself.
I wasn't ready for the length of the book -370 pages - and would have liked a faster-paced novel. However, I'm not the targeted audience, which would probably find the length acceptable. The story is told from multiple points-of-views. About halfway through I thought about it, figured out who the murderer was, and later had the satisfaction of saying "told ya." I wasn't prepared for how smart he was, though.
This is the second in the Newpointe 911 series. The first is "Private Justice" and the rest are "Word of Honor," "Trial by Fire," and "Line of Duty."
touchdownOHAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great SuspenseJanuary 25, 2011touchdownOHAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read every book in the Newpoints 911 series by this author and couldn't put any of them down. Great suspense and mystery with very good story lines. She also incorporates morals and our need to have God in our lives. I have read every mystery, suspense she has written and have not been disappointed in one of them.
mimi5 Stars Out Of 5January 11, 2009mimiShadow of Doubt was a great book. Good suspense and a solid presentation of faith.
Sharon Novinger5 Stars Out Of 5December 23, 2008Sharon NovingerThis was an excellent book. It was of the same outstanding caliber as Terri Blackstock's books have all proven to be. I absolutely enjoyed it.
Caitlin5 Stars Out Of 5March 8, 2007CaitlinI loved this book! In fact the whole series is great! It kept me guessing.