Hidden in the Stars

Hidden in the Stars
by Robin Carroll
Abingdon
Retail Price $13.99
Amazon Price: $11.32

Book Description: 

Following an attack that killed her mother and stole her ability to speak, 21-year-old Sophia Montgomery has no choice but to accept her estranged grandmother’s offer to return to their family home. Although detective Julian Frazier is working hard on the case, Sophia unknowingly frustrates him because her inability to speak thwarts her eyewitness evidence. The fact that Julian is undeniably attracted to Sophia doesn’t help either, so Julian hides his feelings as concern for a trauma victim and focuses instead on finding the killer.Little do they know, the clues to solving the case may be right in front of them, displayed in Sophia’s mother’s “special” quilt design. Who will realize the secret Sophia’s unwittingly been hiding in plain sight? When the truth comes to light, will Sophia find her voice again? Or will the murderer—still at large—silence her forever?

Review

I wasn’t expecting a murder mystery  to be a part of the Quilts of Love series, but in the end it fit really well and I am glad I had a chance to read it!  This book ended up being my favorite in the series so far.  My emotions ran the gamut as the author built her story around  a tragic event, dealing with loss, and family secrets.  Caroll did a great job building the plot, describing the characters, and drawing the readers in.  And she balanced the mystery and romance well.  I found the book intriguing and it drew me in from the start.  It was a great read.

~Reviewed by Rosie B.