Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Beguiled by Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand

Rylee is a dog walker in an upscale section of Charleston.  Robberies begin to happen in the very houses to which she has keys.  Police reporter Logan is smitten with her and is convinced she is innocent.  Can he find the robber before she is arrested and locked away?  Can he solve the mystery of her father's disappearance?
Gist and Bertrand, former critique group partners, have teamed up to write a delightful book.  The writing is tight and the dialogue is snappy.  The mystery is very serious but not bloody and keeps you interested to the very end.
Don't let the cover turn you off (as it did me).  The cover art for this book is the only weak aspect of the novel.
I look forward to more great writing from this duo!
Bethany House Publishers, 329 pages.
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