About the Book
Fifteen years ago, Shelby Pearce confessed to murdering her brother-in-law and was sent to prison. Now she’s out on parole and looking for a fresh start in the small town of Valleysburg, Texas. But starting over won’t be easy for an ex-con.
FBI Special Agent Denton McClure was a rookie fresh out of Quantico when he was first assigned the Pearce case. He’s always believed Shelby embezzled five hundred thousand dollars from her brother-in-law’s account. So he’s going undercover to befriend Shelby, track down the missing money, and finally crack this case.
But as Denton gets closer to Shelby, he begins to have a trace of doubt about her guilt. Someone has Shelby in their crosshairs. It’s up to Denton to stop them before they silence Shelby—and the truth—forever.
In My Opinion
If the psychology behind a crime interest you, then Trace of Doubt by DiAnn Mills is a must-read romantic suspense.
Shelby Pearce has served fifteen years in prison and is now determined to forge a new life in a quiet town. But almost immediately on her arrival, someone seems to be targeting her. And then there’s her neighbor. What’s the story with him?
This is told in first person from two different POVs, but it wasn’t hard to keep track of who was who. Shelby is both tenacious and intelligent. She’s survived some difficult things and is warmed by the welcome she received from a couple people in town.
Mills adds some twists and turns when it comes to reasoning and actions, but who was behind everything was easy (for me, anyway) to figure out. Yet, that didn’t take anything away from the interesting story.
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