Blog Tour Review, Pray for Her

posted in: blog tour, Sherry | 0

Pray for Her
Detective Eve Bennet #3
Holly S. Roberts

294 pages
published December 12, 2023

Amazon | Goodreads

About the book

The little girl trembles as a pair of dark eyes watch her every move. She’s been told to dig a hole big enough for a body and her heart races as she wonders who it’s for. She wants to run, but she knows she’ll be caught. So she fights back tears and begins to dig…

When police stop a car in the small town of Hilldale, they shudder as they pop the trunk and look inside. Covered in thick plastic, the body of a man lies totally still. In the car sit two women and a twelve-year-old girl, all refusing to speak.

As Detective Eve Bennet is called in to investigate, she’s struck by the women’s calm demeanor. No stranger to the secretive local community, Eve knows the women won’t speak to her, but she’s sure she can get the young girl to tell her what happened.

When ten-year-old Beth finally opens up and begs for help, Eve’s blood runs cold. If the man in the trunk is an eminent member of the local church, as Beth says he is, they could all be in serious danger.

But Eve will stop at nothing to make sure Beth is safe, and when her search leads to a family home on a quiet little street, the last thing she expects is to come face to face with someone from her own dark past.

Will she face her demons and unravel the truth behind the man in the trunk? And can she save herself and Beth from the evil that haunts their lives?

My Review

I love that this series is so different than any other detective series I read.  Having Eve been a part of the Mormon like community as a child and escaped and now investigating on their property gives it a new feel and set of cases than other similar series.  Of course this one adds more personal to the case, but I’ll let you discover why as you read.

Since the community is so “white male power” the cases involve women and children that the community tries to control.  And the team in this one is great and add just one more dimension as it includes men of color.  So additionally to the cases, you have Eve struggling with her past, the community struggling with power from outside and the clash of the team with the community.  It is so complex before you ever have a case and I love that the author does such a good job of making these layers and complexities seem easy to read.

I love that we see Eve struggle to do her job where she was once a community member and her struggles to be the tenacious detective she is against these controlling men of the community.  This struggle makes her such a relatable character by being able to overcome her securities and get justice for the crimes she is investigating.

This one again drew me in from the start and had me rooting for Eve and her team on many levels.  This can be a stand alone read.  The author does a great job of catching the reader up on all pertinent information, but there is depth and growth of the team and some community members if you read the series.

If you love a good crime procedural and want to try something a little different than the rest, you need to check this one out.

About the author

Holly S Roberts is a retired homicide detective and the USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Play and Ruck (Completion Sports series). She is excited to announce a new crime thriller series published by Bookouture Hachette, Book 1 ONLY GIRL ALIVE and Book 2 LOST LITTLE ANGELS are now available. Book 3 releases 12/23. For Holly’s spicier side, you’ll love her anti-hero bad boys who will curl your toes (Hotter Than Hell series) and a lighter (not so spicy) humorous paranormal series with shifters and Hellhounds (Marinah and King). She also writes cozy mysteries under the pen name Suzie Ivy. She lives with her two spoiled dogs high in the mountains. Holly is a self-defense instructor and owned a martial arts gym where she taught women to kick butt. Visit for more info.

Social Media

FacebookX | WebsiteInstagram |  Bookouture Email Sign Up 

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *