Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Deadly Trust

Deadly Trust
   ~ Barbara Phinney
Publisher ~ Barbara Phinney
Published ~ 5 July 2011

My Rating ~ 4 out of 5

Anna LaBonte wakes up in her vacation cabin and has a gut feeling her bastard of a husband, Serge, is dead. He’s not in the cabin, her car is gone and she doesn’t know where he is or why he left. She only knows that he’s dead and she’s finally free. The only problem is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police think she offed her husband and all the circumstantial evidence is pointing directly at her.

Brent Stirling is on vacation in the cabin next door. He doesn’t believe she killed her husband, so even though his friends are telling him to distance himself from Anna, the non-grieving murderess, he decides to help her figure out who killed Serge. Can they find enough evidence to prove her innocence before the cop with the perfect record slam dunks Anna straight to jail? Let the hunt begin.

Well-written with great characters I had a hard time putting this story down since I wanted to know who the killer was. Not that Serge was any great loss, but without suspects, for a time I even suspected Anna of doing the deed. She’d have had plenty of sympathy from me if she had though. What a jerk that guy was. Anyway, I enjoyed reading about two people with pain and scars, healing and getting on with their lives. I look forward to reading more by Barbara Phinney.

*The author provided a copy of this story for me to review. Please see disclaimer page.


  1. Thank you so much for the review. It's wonderful.