Sometimes the nicest people in a book turn out to be villains and there are plenty of very nice people in Unintended Detour. In fact they are all quite likeable and no one would ever suspect them. Or would they?
And sometimes God fulfills the desires of the heart in very unexpected ways. While Chloe tries to fill her waiting hours while on a planned relaxation visit to the grand opening of her husband’s family’s new resort hotel, she jumps in and makes herself useful. Their visit is marred by multiple destructive events as well as a mysterious death and unexplained accidents. As Chloe works to put together an historical exhibit for the grand opening, she begins to find a few clues to an unsolved mystery from the mansion’s past. With the lives of herself and others she loves in danger, Chloe presses on bravely.
Although Unintended Detour is not quite as suspenseful as earlier books by this author, I thoroughly enjoyed following Chloe and Jack through their multiple adventures. The plot was tightly woven with hints dropped along the way but never enough to give anything away too soon. I really love being surprised by the true culprits and this book was full of surprises. Just when I thought everything had been revealed, up popped another suspect!
Lovers of Mystery/Suspense will definitely want to pick up a copy of Unintended Detour. I for one cannot wait to read the next installment.
I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by Celebrate Lit. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Book: Unintended Detour
Author: D.L. Wood
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romantic Suspense
Release date: October 21, 2021
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Jack and Chloe Bartholomew just wanted a romantic second honeymoon in the beautiful Hudson River Valley at the legendary hotel his family recently acquired. However, instead of spa treatments and horseback rides through the snow, things are all wrong at the Stonehall Estate Resort.
First, she learns of months of unexplained mishaps.
It soon becomes clear someone wants the resort to fail and will stop at nothing to make that happen. The question is…why?
In an effort to help the family business, Chloe picks up where the hotel’s last historical curator left off. But things quickly grow dangerous as her research uncovers truths hidden for decades—clues related not only to the mysteries sparked by a young girl’s death in 1931, but also those haunting the estate today. Soon Chloe is caught in a deadly race to expose the mansion’s secrets before more innocents become victims of the malevolent force behind it all.
Will Chloe bring the long-lost truth to light in time, or will she be the next to fall prey to the dark scheme, costing her everything, including her life?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
D.L. Wood is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes thrilling suspense laced with romance and faith. Her books have won multiple awards (2016 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best Christian Fiction Ebook; 2019 Illumination Book Awards Gold Medal for best General Christian Fiction) and her novel Unintended Target was selected as the May 2019 American Christian Fiction Writers Book Club book. She is an Amazon bestselling author of Christian Mystery & Suspense and millions of pages of her books have been read through Kindle Unlimited.
D.L. writes CleanCaptivatingFiction™- fiction that entertains and uplifts. In her novels she tries to give readers the same thing that she wants: a “can’t-put-it-down-stay-up-till-3am” character-driven story, full of heart, believability and adrenaline.
D.L. lives in North Alabama, where, if she’s not writing, you’ll probably catch her curled up with a cup of Earl Grey (light milk, one sugar) and her Westies – Frodo and Dobby – bingeing on the latest BBC mystery series. You can stay apprised of D.L.’s releases and promotions (including free and discounted books) by subscribing to her newsletter on her website at dlwoodonline.com.
MORE FROM D.L. WOOD:
I love stories. I’ve always loved them. Stories carry you away, make you think, take you on suspense-filled rides and introduce you to characters that you love so much you want to meet them in real life. I’m such a voracious reader that at the age of nine, my eye doctor told me if I didn’t start reading with more light, I’d need glasses way too early. Can you relate?
I guess that’s why I became a writer—to be part of the amazing adventure that is storytelling.
And let’s face it. Right now, most of us wouldn’t mind an amazing adventure.
In my Unintended Series of suspense novels, you’ll visit sizzling Caribbean beaches, Tennessee in golden autumn, and a snow-blanketed Hudson River Valley with a cup of hot cocoa in hand. You’ll go with characters that are believable—flawed, brave and hopeful—in the face of danger. Of course, there’s always romance in the mix and touches of faith, leaving you encouraged as well as entertained.
It’s what I’d want to read, so I wrote it for you.
I’m beyond thrilled that the third book in the series is releasing. Frankly, I wanted to see what happened to Chloe, Jack, and Riley as much as my readers did!
I hope you enjoy reading Unintended Detour as much as I enjoyed writing it—and that you have an amazing adventure along the way.
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To celebrate her tour, D.L. is giving away a $40 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
This is my kind of read! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for sharing your review of this book, it sounds like an excellent read and I am looking forward to it
Unintended Detour sounds like a thrilling romantic suspense for me to read and I like the cover! Congratulations on your recent release, D.L.! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks Daysong Reflections for sharing your review! Have a wonderful holiday season!
My brother would like this book.
Thanks for the contest.