Just outside of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Detective Sergeant Maddox Bishop works in the Criminal Investigative Department, Homicide Division. When the dead body of a building inspector is found in a burnt “Homes of Hope” house, Maddox gets the case. The trail of evidence will lead him into exposing one of the biggest scams of modern day.
Layla Taylor is a contractor in Calcasieu parish, who loves God, her family, and what she does. When Detective Bishop’s investigation leads him to her sister’s drug-rehab retreat, every defense in her rises to the surface. To prove her sister’s business isn’t involved with anything illegal or immoral, she joins forces with the man who is against everything she believes in.
As I have come to expect from Robin Caroll, her latest romantic suspense combines tragedy, drama and intrigue with sparkling attraction and spiritual depth. Drawing on current events as she has so ably done in Deliver Us From Evil and Fear No Evil, Robin sets this story against a backdrop of economic ruin and natural destruction in hurricane ravaged Louisiana. Maddox Bishop and Layla Taylor are an interesting pair, from their career choices to the dysfunction induced by tragedy each of their families have experienced. In the Shadow of Evil is another feather in Robin’s literary cap and is the perfect way to spend an evening by the bayou without leaving the comforts of home!
With thanks to B&H for my review copy
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