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Monday, February 24, 2020

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About the Book

Book:  Fateful Fall
Author: Erin Unger
Genre:  Christian Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 9, 2019
FAteful Fall CoverPrivate Investigator Ava Worthington and her partners head to the mountains to solve the death of a farmer’s son who was discovered murdered in an outhouse on the property. Without local cowboy Cory’s protection, Ava won’t get the chance to follow leads as the killer tries to stop her investigation. But Ava’s falling for Cory against her better judgment. She should be working and not pining after a cowboy. And Cory doesn’t want a relationship. His successful career was destroyed by a woman he trusted, and he won’t make the same mistake twice.
One suspect after another is cleared from Ava’s list until she’s sure she has the real killer targeted in her sights, but he’s hunting her, too. How will Ava and Cory find the killer and admit their love before they are buried under a mountain of secrets?

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I enjoyed the small town setting and the different people who seemed to get along pretty well. I wonder if Ava and her team were stepping on toes as they come to investigate a murder for a client. Right away I knew I wasn’t going to like the victim’s grandmother. She was very unfriendly and had this aura around her like she was in charge of the town. She was a very intriguing character and I wanted to know more about her. 
Ava and her partners arrive in town to investigate a murder that no one seems to want to clear up. Plenty of people had things to say but not enough to really point a finger at anyone. The story does move a bit slow for me at times and I was ready to get to who the guilty person was. The relationship between Ava and Cory was front and center in the story and the murder investigation took a back seat through most of the book. I did like Cory and his willingness to help Ava out. Someone is not happy that outsiders are in town which puts Ava and her team in danger. 
Cory’s past is worth mentioning because it  led him to Christ. I enjoyed reading how he went through a hard time and almost lost everything. His determination to change is very evident in how he treats Ava. This part of the story was well written and it showed how a person could become humble in the face of scandal. It helped Cory to learn to forgive and look at life differently.

The author does throw  a twist in the story that takes readers on a journey of prejudice, anger and pride. I loved how the author used this scenario to allow us to remember the people who were tortured by a man whose hatred almost destroyed the world. The story takes on a serious tone at the end and does  a great job of showing how God is always there to protect us.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 

About the Author

Erin UngerErin Unger was raised in the hills of Virginia, exploring abandoned houses and reading the scariest books she could find. After marrying so young it would make a great romance novel, she has enjoyed an exciting life with her hubby. But her fast-paced life sometimes rivals the suspense in her books thanks to all her mostly grown children and a couple grandkids.

More from Erin

Come join us for the best Fall Apple Festival at Stoneridge Lodge and Farm! We’re waiting to welcome you to our delightful event. Take in the scent of hot apple cider and apple butter simmering over a warm fire. Check out the best hay maze this side of the mountain. And catch an act or two amongst the trees and river, where country dancers will kick up their heels and entertain you all day. And jump aboard our hayride, which trails through the prettiest parts of the Blue Ridge mountains this side of Virginia.
And don’t forget the delectable homemade meals ready for purchase. You’ll get the best funnel cakes and fried cookies you ever had, too.
But please do forgive the murder or two happening in the background. We have Ava Worthington and her investigation team on the books to take care of it. You’re probably not in danger…really. It’s just a family issue. You’re not related to the owners, are you? Because you should be fine if you’re not… Anyway, don’t let a little thing like murder keep you from making our annual fall festival a family tradition.

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