Deadly Devotion by Sandra Orchard was a hard book for me to get into. It seemed like the first few chapters just kept repeating themselves over and over. "She wouldn't kill herself" seems to be the theme here, and it was repeated often. It was hard to get to know the characters for me. I'm sure not everyone feels this way, and it may just not be the right time for me to connect with this book.
From the back cover:
Research scientist Kate Adams and Daisy Leacock were on the brink of a breakthrough for treating depression with herbal medicine when Daisy was suddenly found dead. Kate knows that her mentor's death wasn't suicide or a careless accident-and she's determined to do whatever it takes to unearth the truth about what happened to the woman who changed her life.
Former FBI agent Tom Parker is finding it hard to adjust to life back in his hometown of Port Aster. Though an old buddy gave him a job as a detective on the local police force, not everyone approves. Tom's just trying to keep a low profile, so when Kate Adams demands he reopen the investigation into her friend's death, he knows his job is at stake. But despite his attraction to her, Tom thinks Kate may have something to hide.
As evidence mounts, a web of intrigue is woven around the sleepy town of Port Aster. Can Kate uncover the truth? Or will Tom stand in her way?
This book was provided for review by Revell.