Review & Giveaway: TRUST ME by Kelly Irvin

As part of a tour organized by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours, I am pleased to feature Trust Me, a recent release by Kelly Irvin. The great cover drew my attention immediately.

About the Book

When her best friend is murdered the same way her brother was, who can she possibly trust?

A decade ago, Delaney Broward discovered her brother’s murdered body at the San Antonio art co-op he founded with friends. Her artist boyfriend, Hunter Nash, went to prison for the murder, despite his not-guilty plea.

This morning, Hunter walks out of prison a free man, having served his sentence.

This afternoon, Delaney finds her best friend dead, murdered in the same fashion as her brother.

Stay out of it or you’re next, the killer warns.

Hunter never stopped loving Delaney, though he can’t blame her for not forgiving her. He knows he’ll get his life back one day at a time, one step at a time. But he’s blindsided to realize he’s a murder suspect. Again.

When Hunter shows up on her doorstep asking her to help him find the real killer, Delaney’s head says to run away, yet her heart tells her there’s more to his story than what came out in the trial. An uneasy truce leads to their probe into a dark past that shatters Delaney’s image of her brother. She can’t stop and neither can Hunter—which lands them both in the crosshairs of a murderer growing more desperate by the hour.

In this gripping romantic suspense, Kelly Irvin plumbs the complexity of broken trust in the people we love—and in God—and whether either can be mended.

My Review

Delaney’s world is shaken again when her best friend is murdered 10 years after her brother’s death. And to make things worse, Hunter – who was conficted of killing her brother – was released that same day. He contends that he was framed and she doesn’t know what to believe. Reluctantly, Delaney joins forces with Hunter to find out what happened to her friend and determine whether the two deaths are connected. As they unroot the culprit, their trust is gradually restored. The murder mystery is an interesting one that moves along at a nice pace, with some twists along the way. Overall, enjoyable mystery.

That said, although I have no problem with a touch of religion or spirituality in a good book, I found the discussions of finding god and faith were too numerous and somewhat repetitive. I get that Hunter found religion in prison, but I would have preferred it not feature quite so prominently in their interactions.

FTC disclosure: I received an advance review copy of this book. This has not affected the content of my review.


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About the Author

Kelly Irvin is a bestselling, award-winning author of over twenty novels and stories. A retired public relations professional, Kelly lives with her husband, Tim, in San Antonio. They have two children, three grandchildren, and two ornery cats.

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