Looking for a book set in San Antonio? This gritty suspense book will grip your attention (and make you want to visit).
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Do You Love San Antonio?
I’ve had the pleasure of attending two different conferences in San Antonio, and I love the city. When fiction from one of my favorite inspirational suspense authors comes out AND it’s set in San Antonio, I move it to the head of my TBR list. Do you love reading books set in places you’ve visited?
By Kelly Irvin, Thomas Nelson, February 2022, 382 pages.
Ten years ago, Delaney Broward discovered her brother’s bloody body in his art studio. With his death, she had no one left. Because police charged her boyfriend, Hunter Nash with the crime. Now she’s rebuilt her life, set the past behind her, and runs a profitable framing business in San Antonio’s River Walk art district. When she goes next door to check on her best friend, Delaney discovers another horrific crime—and the killer.
His chilling words, ‘Stay out of it or you’re next,’ haunt her as she recovers from her injuries and grieves her friend’s violent death. Could the two murders be related? What should she stay out of?
Hunter Nash has served eight years for a crime he didn’t commit. An overeager detective and poor legal counsel put him away for an unthinkable crime—murdering his best friend. The day he gets out of prison, the detective, older and wiser now, shows up asking for his alibi. There’s been another murder—this time Delaney’s best friend and her brother’s former girlfriend.
Convinced the two crimes share a connection, Hunter sets out to prove his innocence and win back Delaney’s love. Both tasks seem impossible. Prison changed Hunter, though, and his newfound faith helps him as he struggles to become the new creation God wants him to be.
Why I Loved This Book
Irvin excels at spine-tingling, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and you won’t want to miss Trust Me (trust me!). The local flavor adds depth to the story, and readers will relate to characters who choose to make changes in their lives through God’s power.
As will all of her suspense, Irvin does a masterful job of keeping the killer’s identity a secret—no easy guesses in this who-done-it! Fans of Colleen Coble and Cara Putman will love this book. Irvin also has other great titles set in San Antonio.