Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for Darkwater Secrets by Robin Caroll, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Darkwater Secrets
Author: Robin Caroll
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Release Date: July 17, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
A murder investigation uncovers sordid secrets and haunting mistakes
The Darkwater Inn stands tall and proud in the French Quarter, the hub of New Orleans. Bourbon Street is bustling, and General Manager Adelaide Fountaine has her hands full with a hotel at capacity. She, along with everyone else, is shocked when a body is found: a hotel guest stabbed with a kitchen knife.
Detective Beau Savoie, Adelaide’s childhood friend, is on the case. As Beau digs into the victim’s past, he unearths a shocking connection between Adelaide and the murdered guest. Beau is hurt that his friend—the woman he’s quietly loved for years—kept the truth from him. To make matters worse, the stress of the investigation has sent Adelaide right into the comforting arms of her coworker Dimitri. But Beau can’t press Adelaide too hard . . . he’s keeping secrets of his own.
Can Adelaide and Beau afford to hide from the truth with a killer on the loose?
IN MY OPINION…
The past comes to visit the Darkwater Hotel where Adelaide Fountaine works as the general manager. When a man is found murdered, the police step in to solve the crime. The detective in charge of the investigation in a man Adelaide has known since childhood. A friend.
Robin Caroll unwraps this mystery one edge at a time, revealing information about the murder victim and her characters in a way that kept me going, wanting to get to the bottom of everything.
Interestingly, the crime-solving isn’t done on the last pages of the book. No, Caroll leaves the quarter of the book for the characters to sort out their personal issues (and to introduce some others, setting up future books in this series nicely).
And while love triangles are not my favorite thing in books, I could respect Adelaide’s choice in the end. Of course, I’ll keep reading this series to find out if/when that choice changes.
Caroll delves into the heart of New Orleans, touching on the evils of voodoo and hoodoo, secrets of the historical buildings, and the people who have lived in the city their entire lives. All of that while twisting together a tale of murder, revenge, and discovery.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“I love boxing. I love Hallmark movies. I love fishing. I love scrapbooking. Nope, I’ve never fit into the boxes people have wanted to put me in.” ~Robin Caroll is definitely a contradiction, but one that beckons you to get to know her better.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others.
When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty-five-plus years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else?
She serves the writing community as Executive Director/Conference Director for ACFW. Her twenty-five books have finaled/placed in such contests as the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, Bookseller’s Best, and Book of the Year.
Enter for your chance to win:
- print copy of Darkwater Secrets
- your own key to the Darkwater Inn
- a soy-based, French Quarter candle
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight August 6, 2018 and last through 11:59pm August 13, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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