Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman {Kate’s Case Files; 1}

Book Blurb:

What would you do if you were accused of a crime you didn’t commit?

Kate watched as her campus was torn apart by bombs and now is being accused of perpetrating the crime. As the evidence quickly stacks up against her, she begins to lose hope that the truth will come to light. Even though the handsome FBI Agent, Patrick, has taken up her cause, will they be able to prove her innocence? Will God, who she neglected for so long, listen to her prayers for help?

Patrick is an agent with a very special team of agents. He wants to help Kate prove she is innocent, but as each new piece of evidence is revealed, that goal seems harder. He wonders why he feels so compelled to help her and so sure she is innocent despite the evidence. Will he be willing to put his job on the line to help her? Can he trust in God to make sure the truth will come out in the end?

Mary’s Review

Kate’s Innocence, inspired by the Sue Thomas FBEye tv series, focuses on trust and teamwork among a group of FBI agents fans of the show are very likely to recognize. I didn’t know about Sue Thomas before starting this series, but the more I read the more I wanted to experience the show, from seeing the way the author made the characters come alive. Now that I’ve seen it (and gotten family into watching it), I can definitely see the similarities and differences, and the way the author created her book series with a different feel while keeping several things from the show.

The plot centers around a bombing at a university Kate attends after her Army days. She is the prime suspect, but she ends up working closely with the team, and readers are given a front-row seat to the camaraderie and banter they share.

“That is all I ask of my team members.”
“That and acceptance of the fact you are our supreme and absolute ruler.”

“He is desperate to get someone who can disarm a bomb, as he nearly blew us sky high on a recent case.”
“But I didn’t,” Patrick reminded him.
“Only because it was a stink bomb,” Brian countered.

It was a suspenseful ride, trying to figure out who was behind the attacks alongside the characters. Several characters and their responses could have been fleshed out more, and some concepts and scenes felt rushed in their execution, but the journey with the characters was written so as to draw the reader in and give them an experience they’d remember and a team they’d be eager to cheer on. And it delivered.

Recommended for those who like suspenseful stories, a team dynamic, and faith content.


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