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Burying Daisy Doe by Ramona Richards {Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are my own.  

No cold case is more important than the one that destroyed her own family

Every small town has one unsolved case that haunts its memory, festering for generations below the surface with the truth of humanity's darkness. Star Cavanaugh is obsessed with the one that tore her family apart.

Over sixty years ago, Daisy Doe was murdered and discarded outside Pineville, Alabama, buried without a name or anyone to mourn her loss. When Star's father tried to solve the case, he was also killed. Now a cold-case detective with resources of her own, Star is determined to get to the bottom of both crimes. But she'll have to face an entire town locked in corruption, silence, and fear--and the same danger that took two other lives. The only people in town she can trust are her grandmother and the charming Mike Luinetti, and both of them trust a God Star isn't sure she believes in. Can Christians so focused on the good really help her track down this evil?

With an irresistible combination of sharp suspense, faith, humor, and authentic regional flavor, Burying Daisy Doe will draw fans of Terri Blackstock, Margaret Maron, Jaime Jo Wright, and J. T. Ellison.

Ramona Richards is the author or contributor of over twenty books, including Memory of MurderField of Danger, and The Taking of Carly Bradford. She is the associate publisher for Iron Stream Media and has previously worked for Abingdon Press and Thomas Nelson. Ramona makes her home just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Find her at ramonarichards.com.

Burying Daisy Doe is the first book in Ramona Richards' Star Cavanaugh Cold Case series... and what a way to kick off a series! 

In this book, we are introduced to Star Cavanaugh,  private investigator who specialized in cold cases. None could be more important for her to solve than the one that started her obsession with the topic- the murders of her father and grandmother. When she heads back to Pineville, Alabama, she soon realizes that there is much more to this case than just a few simple murders... and despite the decades passed, there are some in town who believe the past is best left in the past.

It is mentioned in the story that cold cases are often more research and conversation than action... and as such, I found that this book didn't contain quite the nonstop action that suspense novels so often do... but that's not to say there was no action at all! Believe me, there were plenty... but there were breaks between them and often left you guessing when they would happen. It certainly had me on the edge of my seat, anxious to know what secrets would be uncovered next. This town was not shy on the secrets, with a fantastic story of murder and small town secrets I truly enjoyed!

Overall, this was a great read and one that fans of Christian suspense are sure to enjoy! I cannot wait to see what  cold case Star finds herself investigating next. 


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