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Final Trimester




Title:  Final Trimester (The Quigley Triplets Series #1)

Author:  Dianna T. Benson

Pages:  434

Year:  2014

Publisher:  Ellechor Publishing House

Dianna T. Benson has a knack for writing great suspense thrillers and has done so again with Final Trimester.  The story is set in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the present day.  The main characters are Jodi Duncan and Nate Quigley and of course the killer.

Nate Quigley is a detective with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.  His wife and son died two years ago in a plane crash.  He feels guilt over the state of his relationships with both at the time of their death, but he doesn’t know what to do to get better.  He blamed God at the time of the accident and has been far from Him since.  He responds to a murder scene and one of the paramedics who respond to the scene, Jodi Duncan, keeps at him with questions about the manner of death of the victim.

Jodi Duncan has been a paramedic for 14 years and loves her job.  She also volunteers as a host for foster children when needed.  She longs to be a mother to her own child.  She responds to the scene of a victim, but can’t let go the manner of death.  She keeps questioning why and how this happened and keeps after the detective, Nate Quigley, to investigate.  They begin conversing more frequently, but both know they are in no position to begin a relationship.  Jodi has kept her distance from men and God for a long time and filled her life with work to ease her pain of the past.  Soon other victims appear and the investigation expands.  Jodi keeps pushing for answers and catches the eye of the perpetrator.

This plot will keep you riveted to the pages until the very end.  There is great suspense, tension and anxiety to keep the action-minded reader glued to their seat.  Both Nate and Jodi have kept God at arm’s length for some time and begin to realize how much they need God to fill the empty place in their hearts that can’t be filled with work, other people, children or anything else.  The characters were well-developed and I could relate to them right away.  I can’t wait for the next book!  Don’t miss this one!

My rating is 5 stars.

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