Review: Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman

Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

My first book by this author, and what a lovely first read Kate’s Innocence was!

Characters: Let’s start off with Kate herself. She was definitely an interesting character, and I still wanted to know more about her by the time the book ended! (Great job on the author’s part, given this is a series.) I enjoyed the combination of college student and ex-military in her character – and the latter certainly came in handy in different parts of the plot. Then there was Patrick – what a great guy! He was so loyal and devoted to her even when he didn’t have clear proof she was innocent. And the way he always comforted her with Scriptures? Yep, that’s an amazing sort of guy. And the rest of the team … I loved it! All the different personalities and the way they worked together were entertaining and encouraging. Brian was definitely a standout, but Kim’s wisdom and gentleness was so sweet, too. And as for the villain … I won’t give any details for spoilers, but that was an interesting reveal. (I will say, for once in my life, I actually kind of figured out who the badguy was!)

Setting/Writing Style/Plot: Since Kate was a college student, parts of the book took place on a college campus, but a lot of it centered around the police station. Maybe that wasn’t the most exciting place (especially for poor Kate), but there was a lot of thinking and questioning to be done to figure out the mystery! The writing style was very clean (the proofreader, editor, and author did an amazing job). I will say sometimes the reactions of the characters seemed a little lacking or just not as emotional as I would’ve imagined if I’d been in their places. As for the plot … wow, very cool! I can tell the author did some research for the book, and the plot was quite tight and worked well. Really threw me for a loop at the ending! While it wasn’t the most suspenseful book, the pacing wasn’t slow, and there was plenty of intrigue and character development to keep things moving.

Theme/Moral: One big theme that stood out to me was trusting God in all things and in every moment of our life. Both Kate and Patrick struggled with different aspects of trusting the Lord, and it was a wonderful reminder to trust God in the hard times and the bad times. It was also so sweet that Kate realized that God had used the FBI team to show His love for her!

Overall, Kate’s Innocence was a quick, easy read with a nice mystery and a wonderful cast of characters. Check this out if you’re looking for a clean, FBI/law enforcement read!

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher/author. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.



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