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Author: Kathy Herman Narrator: Tim Lundeen Publisher: Oasis Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Sophie Trace Trilogy Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781608145065
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Brill Jessup just became the first female police chief in Sophie Trace, Tennessee, and is riding on the credentials of a stellar eighteen-year career on the Memphis police force. She may be a pro at finding clues, but she tends to ignore the obvious in her personal life. Her husband, Kurt, is weighed down by her unrelenting anger as he struggles to let God redeem the stupidest mistake he ever made. Brill hides behind her badge and her bitterness, deciding that moving her family away from Memphis is the only change she needs to make. Before she even has time to unpack her boxes, people start disappearing. Lots of them. To complicate matters, a local legend has many residents believing that the cause is unearthly—tied to the “red shadows,” or spirits of the departed Cherokee who once inhabited the land. While Brill draws on all of her experience and instinct to solve the case, she must confront an enemy that threatens everything she holds dear—one that cannot be stopped with a badge and a gun.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brill is an intriguing, flawed character…Things move along briskly, and [Herman] will have readers waiting for the next installment in this trilogy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Herman skillfully builds suspense and twists plotlines, keeping her readers hooked from beginning to end. While the characters in this book are both interesting and three-dimensional, Brill is an especially fascinating blend of tough and vulnerable, the epitome of a woman under great stress, personal and professional.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “[Herman’s] deft combining of family and marriage issues with gripping mystery and suspense will keep reader riveted. This impressive author never disappoints.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 3/8/2011

    " Another good Christian mystery, also another freebie I got from Amazon. This was my first book by Kathy Herman, but I enjoyed both the writing, characters and plot. I would definitely read more by her in the future :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 8/4/2010

    " Wouldn't be such a bad book if there weren't SO MANY biblical references...Jesus, it got so damn annoying! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 4/30/2010

    " This book was okay, but really seemed like it was cramming religion down your throat. More of a drama than a mystery. I did enjoy it anyhow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 4/15/2010

    " I skimmed through most of this book, good storyline but very slow moving "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lillie | 4/9/2010

    " The baffling mystery is only one layer of this story. The most important deals with issues of faith and forgiveness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 2/13/2010

    " Seems that I'm choosing books lately that begin a little slowly or roughly, but this was good enough that I will real the two sequels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 2/8/2010

    " This is the not the book that I would normally pick up, but I thought I would go for something different! Beware... it's extremely hard to put down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/14/2010

    " I enjoyed the East Tennessee references but think the book could have been written with the same plot in 1/2 the pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh | 11/7/2009

    " This was soooo good! I have #2 on order, can't wait to get into it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 8/20/2009

    " Police chief Brill Jessup solves kidnappings while recovering from husband's infidelity. Well-crafted plot with several sub-plots, good writing, and solid characters. Models Christian struggles with forgiveness. Thought-provoking discussion questions at the end. "

About the Author

Kathy Herman, a bestselling suspense novelist, has written more than a dozen novels since retiring from her family’s Christian bookstore business. She and her family live in Tyler, Texas. 

About the Narrator

Tim Lundeen’s career in audio books has encompassed most every aspect of the business. He has narrated both fiction and non-fiction across multiple genres; and his ongoing experience in the recording studio as producer, director, engineer, and editor has equipped him with the expertise needed in grasping the nuances of great story-telling. He and his family live near Chicago.