Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Scraps of Evidence Book Review

I have a lovely murder/mystery book to share with you called Scraps of Evidence written by Barbara Cameron.
Tess has taken some ribbing from her fellow officer, Logan,for her quilting hobby. He finds it hard to align the brisk professional officer he patrols with during the day with the one who quilts in her off-time. Besides, he’s been trying to get to know her better and he’d like to be seeing her during those couple nights a week she spends with her quilting guild. 
Then one afternoon Tess and Logan visit her aunt in the nursing home and she acts agitated when Tess covers her with the story quilt. Aunt Susan seems to be communicating a message to them about Tess’s uncle. There’s a story behind this quilt, they realize, one that may lead them to a serial killer.  
Will they have a chance to have a future together or will the killer choose Tess for his next victim before they find him?
This a really good Who Done It type of murder/mystery that started when Tess was in high school and her best friend was killed the night of their prom. That is when Tess vowed to find her killer and propelled her into becoming a police officer.

There is also some romance on the horizon but for Tess, it's all about finding the killer, regardless of who that turns out to be. She gets a new partner who decides to help her with her quest.

I have found that people jump to conclusions about each other all the time without the benefit of the doubt. Her new partner, Logan, does this in that he only see's the police officer and not the person she really is and is surprised to learn that she does have a softer side to her.

Everyone needs something that helps them cope with stress and Tess does have that in the form of making quilts with her Aunt Kathy. Logan is surprised to learn this and starts to see her in a different light.

But, why did it take him discovering that to realize she is a person and a woman at heart? It's odd that in this day and age, women are still portrayed in a light that if their job isn't something that only women can do, then there must be something wrong with them.

This is a good book that points out a woman can do the same job that a man does and do it well. It really is a good story about a police officer who happens to be a woman and all the trials and tribulations she has to go through to prove herself, but in the end she also has to prove she is a loving woman who does have a soft side.

Happy Reading!
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.