Cave of Secrets by Shannon Redmon
Carli Moore stumbles onto bones in the cave on her family’s ranch where she loved to take refuge during her childhood years. Only this time, it doesn’t bring solace but racks her body with shivers as she peers closer at the skeleton. A dirty, weathered pink sweater pokes through a pile of rocks—Carli’s sweater that she lent her friend Sadie on the night of her disappearance.
Sergeant Zain Wescott can’t believe Carli is back in town and standing on his doorstep, telling him she’s found his sister’s bones. On the Moore ranch. Suspicion returns of her brother’s involvement and Zain is out to prove his guilt.
What the pair discovers is muddied truth marred with deceit. The closer they uncover the cave’s secrets, the more the killer targets them and their families. Can they race against time and unearth the secrets while realizing their true feelings for one another? Or will they die trying?
Cave of Secrets is Shannon Redmon’s debut novel and WOW. What a start to a promising writing career. It grabbed me from page one and held me in its clutches until the very last page. It was full of intrigue, heartfelt emotion, and breathtaking twists.
I fell in love with Carli and Zain. Plus, little Eli is a delight! The characters were believable and the reader will find themselves cheering them on each step as they uncover the cave’s secrets.
The imagery in this well-crafted novel literally had me breathless at some points. The author knows how to put her reader right into the pages. Well done.
I give Cave of Secrets five stars. It’s one debut that will grab you by the throat and not let go!
**Book has been provided courtesy of the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Shannon Redmon’s Bio:
Shannon Redmon remembers the first grown-up book she checked out from the neighborhood bookmobile. A Victoria Holt novel with romance, intrigue, dashing gentlemen and ballroom parties captivated her attention. For her mother, the silence must have been a pleasant break from non-stop teenage chatter, but for Shannon, those stories whipped up a desire and passion for writing.
Shannon hopes her stories immerse readers into a world of joy and escape while encouraging faith, hope, and love for those around us. Her debut novel Cave of Secrets will be released by Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line in October 2020 and her other published works have appeared in Spark magazine, Splickety magazine, The Horse of My Dreams compilation book, Romantic Moments compilation book, the Lightning Blog and the Seriously Write blog. She won first place in the Foundation Awards and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.