“Hidden in the Stars” by Robin Caroll, book review
Sophia has just made the US Olympic Gymnastic team. She has worked her whole life for this. Before she heads to training camp, she goes home to spend a few days with her mother. But then everything changed when 2 men attacked them, killing her mother and severely injuring Sophia. While in the hospital she awakes to find her hands broken and her throat injured. She cannot speak for days. When the police come to interview her, Julian the detective, he brings a friend, Charlie, who is a professional lip reader to help Sophia communicate.
Sophia is bombarded with information about her mother and grandmother that she did not know. It was hard to learn the truth after her mother had apparently lied to her for years. Now, can she trust the grandmother who she thought had been dead since before her birth.
This was an interesting book and I enjoyed it. It is part of the Quilts of Love series.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of book from the publisher, Abingdon Press. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Hidden in the Stars
Abingdon Press (September 16, 2014)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin Caroll is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin’s mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage—two aspects Robin weaves into each of her books.
When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty-plus years, her 3 beautiful daughters, 2 precious grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else?
ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Hidden in the Stars, go HERE.