BOOK REVIEW

      SEEDS OF DOUBT - STEPHANIE KANE

Benjamin Sparks, six, has disappeared.  It's hard to believe something like this could happen.  After all, this was an upscale neighborhood.   Things like this just don't  happen here!

Christopher Boyd was a very successful banker.  When Benjamin disappeared, the person suspected was Christopher's sister, Rachel.  Why?  Well, Rachel was recently released from prison after serving thirty years for murdering a young playmate. 

It just so happened to be Rachel's idea to be with the boy the day he disappeared.  Christopher had a housekeeper three days a week and a groundsman, Harry Sparks, who was Benjamin's father.  After Harry arrived, Christopher got a call from the bank.  Rachel indicated it was her idea for Ben to stay with her because Chris and Harry had work to do.  Harry and Chris soon left. 

Ben wanted a treat.  Rachel offered to take him to the ice cream shop.  The ice cream shop was about two miles from the country club.  After Ben and Rachel returned, she noticed Ben looked tired.  She suggested they take a nap.  The next thing that happened was Chris telling Rachel that Ben was missing.

What happened to Benjamin?  Is Rachel telling the truth?  What role is Chris playing in all of this?

Dyslexic criminal defense lawyer Jackie Flowers takes Rachel's case.  She also brings Rachel into her home.  Rachel never gave an explanation for the crime she was in prison for.  Why doesn't she try to explain what happened?

Stephanie Kane has written an excellent crime novel.  The story grabs your attention from the very beginning.  The author has a way of holding you captive until you finish this book.   You are in for a surprise ending - something you won't expect.  You will enjoy the main character, Jackie Flowers.  She is an inspiration and downright serious about her work.  Be sure to add this novel to your reading list.  It is one you will thoroughly enjoy. 

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY EATON

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