- File Size: 3000 KB
- Print Length: 137 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1772992933
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Books We Love Ltd. (November 13, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 13, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MQIFQFI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,272,684 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is what happens to Christine Hobbs, five years a minister of religion, divorced two years ago when her husband ran off with another woman, nine months the loving, loved leader of the church in a little town.
This is the theme of “Dangerous Sanctuary.” There is a murder, and Detective Stephens considers Christine as one of the “people of interest.” Intrigue thickens as new characters are introduced, and there is attraction as well as hostility between parson and detective.
The sometimes bizarre humor is the best part of this story. This is how it starts, with Christine extracting an orphaned cat from under a bed. That scene certainly made me want to read on. Later, the cat is joined, improbably, by a pig and a kangaroo (well, wallaby).
So, this is an entertaining read, with a few little lessons of forgiveness and trust in God in there, without any preachiness.
I did find the romantic component a little too formulaic and predictable, but am aware that millions of books with the self-same formula are enjoyed by their target audience, which is not me, so I need to be tolerant there.
I couldn't guess whodunit, so that kept me reading to the end. I laughed at some of the animal encounters, and as odd as they were, the author integrated them well into the story, so they belonged and made for some of the lighter moments.
The romance was a little to quick, the detective a little too perfect and hunky for my taste. I would have liked the relationship to be something possible after the end of the story, but that's a personal choice. Readers who like happy endings will enjoy this book.
Pastor Christine Hobbs, who thanks God for his guidance and prays to him for help, is shocked when the choir master is murdered. Cole, the detective in charge of the investigation, adds Christine to his list of persons of interest.
So, who committed the murder? No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t guess who he or she was.
A florist, an orphan, a cat that needs a new home, an intelligent pot-bellied pig, a blind wallaby and a homeless man added amusement, interest and suspicion to the story. I liked all the characters in the close-knit congregation until I found out ‘who done it’.
I enjoyed this well-written, enjoyable detective story, and look forward to reading more of Rose’s novels.
Dangerous Sanctuary contains no explicit sex.