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Dee Henderson's new novel - Traces of Guilt

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Dee Henderson's newest novel, Traces of Guilt, is one that I could not put down this week. It is an Evie Blackwell cold case mystery.

I loved to get into know the Thane family and their friends through the various mysteries in this book. The characters are delightful, easy to relate to, and real. The relationships are deep and rich. The mysteries are intriguing and creative, though also heavy and sad. Henderson's writing style is so easy to read, & I always sink into the lives of her characters.

From the publisher:  Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois State Police detective . . . mostly. She's very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job. Gabriel Thane is a lifetime resident of Carin County and now its sheriff, a job he loves. Gabe is committed to upholding the law and cares deeply for the residents he's sworn to protect. He too would like to find a lifetime companion, a marriage like his parents have. When Evie arrives in Carin, Illinois, it's to help launch a new task force dedicated to reexamining unsolved crimes across the state. Spearheading this trial run, Evie will work with the sheriff's department on a couple of its most troubling missing-persons cases. As she reexamines old evidence to pull out a few tenuous new leads, she unearths a surprising connection . . . possibly to a third cold case. Evie's determined to solve the cases before she leaves Carin County, and Sheriff Thane, along with his family, will be key to those answers.

It's a very clean book that I would recommend to any reader over age 14. I received this book as I gift from the publisher and exchange for my honest review.

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