Sunday, May 26, 2013


  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (April 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426735421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426735424


Stressed-out FBI Special Agent Kit McGovern returns to her grandmother’s Chincoteague Island home in search of peace. But when a little boy’s body washes up on the beach, Kit cannot resist throwing herself into the mystery of his murder. Her only clues: the tomato seeds in the Latino boy’s gut, and the acorns in his pockets.
The medical examiner points out that the volume of tomato seeds in the boy’s gut could indicate he was from a farm worker’s family. But the acorns? Kit discovers they’re from a Virginia live oak, not native to the area where the boy was found. Can she use those to identify his origins anyway? And why hasn’t anyone reported him missing?
Kit meets David O’Connor, a D.C. homicide detective in Chincoteague recovering from a shooting incident. She makes it clear she’s not interested in a relationship, but their passion for justice is mutual and they soon forge a partnership to find the boy’s murderer. As plant DNA evidence leads them straight into the dark world of human trafficking, Kit and David wrestle with the depths of human evil, with questions of faith, and with possibilities for hope. “Seeds of Evidence” takes readers on a white-knuckle ride they won’t soon forget.

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By day, Linda J. White writes editorials for The Free Lance-Star, a newspaper in Fredericksburg, VA. By night, she plays the “what-if?” game, entangling engaging characters in “white-knuckle” plots. Her first FBI thriller, “Bloody Point,” was published in 2005. “Seeds of Evidence” (Abingdon Press) will be released in April 2013. Linda’s husband, Larry, was a video producer/director at the FBI Academy for over 27 years. Married since 1970, they have three grown children and now live with two dogs and two cats on two beautiful, wooded acres in Virginia.

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Seeds of Evidence Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, May 6 – Book Spotlight at Cheryl’s Christian Book Connection
Tuesday, May 7 – Interview at Examiner
Tuesday, May 7 – Guest Blogging at Carol’s Notebook
Wednesday, May 8 – Book Review at Miki’s Hope
Thursday, May 9 – Book Spotlight at Community Bookstop
Friday, May 10 – Book Spotlight at My Cozie Corner
Monday, May 13 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, May 14 – Book Review at Deco My Heart
Tuesday, May 14 – Book Review at A Peek at My Bookshelf
Wednesday, May 15 – Book Review at My Devotional Thoughts
Thursday, May 16 – Character Guest Post at My Devotional Thoughts
Friday, May 17 – Book Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews
Monday, May 20 – Book Review at All Grown Up?
Tuesday, May 21 – Guest Blogging at The Paperback Pursuer
Tuesday, May 21 – Book Review at LDS and Lovin’ It
Wednesday, May 22 - Book Review at Seasons of Opportunities
Thursday, May 23 – Book Review at Musings by Maureen
Friday, May 24 – Book Review at Melina’s Book Blog
Friday, May 24 – Book Spotlight at Authors & Readers Book Corner
Saturday, May 25 – Book Review at My Book Addiction Reviews
Sunday, May 26 – Book Review at The Self-Taught Cook
Monday, May 27 – Book Review at Bless Their Hearts Mom
Monday, May 27 – Book Spotlight at Jody’s Book Reviews
Tuesday, May 28 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
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Friday, May 31 – Book Review at  Create With Joy
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Friday, May 31 – Book Review & Giveaway at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Reader review . . . 

Kit McGovern has returned to the island of Chincoteague, off the coast of Virginia, for a much-needed vacation.  But all plans of relaxation are put on hold when the body of a young child washes up on shore in front of her.  Tomato seeds and acorns are, at first, all she has to go on as she begins her investigation, but soon she uncovers a trail of human trafficking and unimaginable suffering.

The author had me at Chincoteague.  I remember reading "Misty of Chincoteague" so many years ago and loving it.  She describes the location so well that I felt that I was there.  The characters of Kit and David are both well-written, complex characters with realistic issues.  The mystery is a good one; not too easily solved with a slow unveiling of the clues.  The novel has a soft Christian theme which can appeal to those who follow Christian fiction, and those who just want a mystery with no strong language or sex scenes.

This would make a great beach or pool-side read this summer!

5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Pump Up Your Book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."    


Linda J. White said...

Thanks for the review, Tammy! I think Misty hooked a lot of us on Chincoteague. My grandparents lived there and I always imagined bringing a pony home in our car!


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