Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Review & Giveaway: One Deadly Sin by Annie Solomon

It seems that every small town has at least one dirty little secret. (Mine certainly does, it was publicly and famously brought to light in the 1950s, the ripple effects are still felt today).

Redbud, Tennessee has a big black angel in the cemetery and a deep, dark secret. Twenty years ago, the accountant of the Hammerbilt plant (the town's big employer) was accused of embezzling and committed suicide. Charles Swanford hurtled himself off of the edge of the town quarry, leaving behind a widow who descended into madness and a troubled ten year old daughter. The black angel marks his grave.

Now that little girl is grown up and she is determined to find out the truth behind her father's death. Edie Swann appears to be a wild child, with her skimpy clothes, tousled hair and Harley motorcycle. She has never believed in her father's guilt and isn't above a little intimidation to get what she wants. With a list of names and a bag of tiny black angels, she blows into town and lands herself a bartending job at the local bar. Soon she is anonymously distributing those tiny angels to the first few names on that list.

Until a run in with the local police chief, Holt Drennan, starts to unravel all of Edie's plans. She didn't expect to become involved with anyone but she can't deny the strong attraction she feels for Holt. As the two become better acquainted, it becomes clear that there is going to be more between them than just an attraction. A relationship with Holt has one big problem. Holt's Dad, James, is the last name on Edie's list.

And somehow the recipients of Edie's angels have started dying. If Edie wants to preserve her own life and a future that she never realized she wanted, she must find out the truth behind Redbud's secret before it is too late.

This book is a treat, a great example of romantic suspense. The characters are well rounded and interesting and the mystery satisfyingly knotty. I enjoyed every page and read the last third of the book without putting it down. It is perfect for those who like an engaging mystery or a sizzling romance and would make a great addition to your summer reading list!

For more about Annie Solomon and her books, check out her website.

This review is part of a Blog Tour. For a complete list of participating blogs, click here.

One Deadly Sin is published by Forever, a division of Hachette. ISBN 978-0-446-17844-0

So, would you like to win a copy? The generous Anna at Hachette has provided me five copies of to give away. To enter, just leave me a comment here. Please make sure there is an email address so that I can contact you if you win! Three extra entries to anyone who becomes a follower (or follows already), blogs about this giveaway or tweets it on twitter. (If you do any of these, please leave a separate comment to let me know). Enter until midnight eastern on May 20. Winners will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes). My thanks to Anna and Hachette for providing my review copy!

72 comments:

Just.Me said...

I live in a small town so can relate to the secret thing. Of course, in a small town not much stays secret very long!

Just.Me said...

I am also a google reader follower!

Linda said...

This story sounds fascinating. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Linda said...

I follow your blog through Google Reader.

nfmgirl said...

I'd love a shot at this. Please count me in. Thank you!

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nfmgirl said...

I'm a follower

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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

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Jessica Kennedy said...

I would love to read this! :)

Jessica Kennedy said...

I Twittered this contest just now!
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Jessica Kennedy said...

I added your contest to my sidebar on my blog!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

This book sounds so interesting!

Please enter me!

Dottie :)

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The Coupon Monkey said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the chance!

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My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

I'm already a follower!

Dottie

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LuAnn said...

I definitely want to read this book!

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LuAnn said...

I'm a follower!!

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tetewa said...

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Kristi said...

This looks like a great book - please sign me up!

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Kristi said...

I follow your blog!

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Annie said...

I'd love to win this and give it to my dad to read!


Thanks


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Annie said...

I follow your blog!



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Annie said...

Tweeted


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Indigo said...

Please enter me for this drawing. Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

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Indigo said...

I also follow you via Google Reader. Thanks! Indigo

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Annie Solomon said...

Hi, all. Just stopping by to wish everyone good luck on the giveaway for my book, One Deadly Sin. Interesting that both the Tome Traveller and Just Me agreed that small towns have their secrets. I didn't grow up in one, so its all based on research and imagination. Always fun to find out that part of the fiction is fact!

MJ said...

I'd love this!

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MJ said...

I follow.

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caite said...

sounds interesting...throw my hat in the ring please

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caite said...

I follow you on Google Reader

Shannansbooks said...

I am a follower on google reader and my email address is:

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chey said...

Everything I've read about One deadly sin makes me want to read it!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me; I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book.

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I'd love to read this; thanks for the giveaway!

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Mom of 5 Boys said...

I already follow your blog, on igoogle.

Jake L said...

ooh looks good. please enter me into this drawing.

thanks,
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Katrina said...

i would love to win this!

Marie said...

This sounds like a wonderful book, I'd love to read it!

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Marie said...

I'm a follower.

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nightdweller20 said...

I want, I want, I want! lol
Please enter me, I'd appreciate it much!

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nightdweller20 said...

I'm a lurker, erm, a follower :P

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Carol said...

This sounds good. Thank you for the chance to win it!
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Carol said...

I'm a follower.
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chey said...

Sounds like a great read. Count me in!

Pissenlit said...

I'd love to read this book. Enter me, please and thank you.

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I'm interested in this book!

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Dawn M. said...

I've been wanting to read this one sooo bad. It's already on my To Buy list but winning a copy would be great. Please enter me!

Thanks! :0)
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scottsgal said...

This is on my TBR list - sounds like a great book

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scottsgal said...

I'm also a follower

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kim said...

I would love to read this!

Kim
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kim said...

I'm a follower too :) Kim
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Lisa N. said...

This sounds like a great book! I follow your blog in my feed reader.

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Cheryl S. said...

I'd love to win this book - please count me in!

Thanks,
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gaby317 said...

This sounds fun! pls count me in!

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gaby317 said...

+ I'm a follower! Thanks!

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Janel said...

I would love to win a copy of this! Please enter me.

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Janel said...

I am already a follower :)

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Pam said...

Oh, romantic suspense. Sounds great!!

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Liyana said...

Count me in please!

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Liyana said...

I'm a follower. (:

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Cinnamon said...

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Kytaira said...

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Kytaira said...

I just became a follower (google)

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ibeeeg said...

Romantic suspense? Gotta read it.

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ibeeeg said...

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I am now a follower of your blog!

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Averitasm-Amanda M. said...

I follow now too

Wanda said...

I'd really love to win this. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

Marie Burton said...

Sneaking in to add my name to the pot, please enter me.
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Karin said...

Just in under the wire! Please enter me in your giveaway....thank you.

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js22 said...

I read this book(I had won it ) and really enjoyed it. You review of it was very accurate. I read it in one sitting(or lying since I read in bed, LOL!).

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