Shannon Redmon does an extraordinary job kicking off her debut novel. The suspense in Cave of Secrets is immediate and thrusts the story into action. Her characters are well-rounded and her plot intriguing.
Carli Moore struggles with the disappearance of her best friend and with resentment toward Sergeant Zain Wescott, her old flame, after he accuses her brother of murder. To make matters worse, Carli finds her friend’s body in a cave on her family’s property. Questioning why anyone would want to kill her friend, she stands by her brother’s innocence and sets out to find proof.
Zain Wescott, Sergeant of Criminal Investigations for the Sheriff’s Department, regrets Carli shutting him out of her life after arresting her brother, but he has to do his job. He loves her but apprehending his sister’s killer is a top priority.
Against her desire to see Zain again, Carli must seek his help and trust him with assisting her in finding additional evidence to clear her brother. They receive death threats and attempts on their lives, convincing Zain that Carli’s brother is not guilty. Someone does not want Zain and Carli to uncover the truth and will go to great lengths to stop them.
Is Carli’s brother guilty? Will Zain and Carli escape death and find the killer? Can they forgive each other and find love again?
I give this novel five stars.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.
Shannon Redmon remembers the first grown-up book she checked out from the neighborhood bookmobile. A Victoria Holt novel with romance, intrigue, dashing gentlemen, and ballroom parties captivated her attention. For her mother, the silence must have been a pleasant break from non-stop teenage chatter, but for Shannon, those stories whipped up a desire and passion for writing.
Shannon hopes her stories immerse readers into a world of joy and escape while encouraging faith, hope, and love for those around us. Her debut novel Cave of Secrets will be released by Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line in October 2020 and her other published works have appeared in Spark magazine, Splickety magazine, The Horse of My Dreams compilation book, Romantic Moments compilation book, the Lightning Blog and the Seriously Write blog. She won first place in the Foundation Awards and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.