Karina Bartow's main characters
are husband and wife Wes and Minka. When the author shares
their background throughout the storyline, readers will find
they're a likeable couple who are meant to be. Minka is a
detective in Ocoee, Florida. She's deaf and uses a Cochlear
implant to hear. Her partner, Detective Cael, is Wes' brother.
Wes wants to teach in Texas. Minka's not sure; she really
enjoys her job. Her current case is a kidnapped point guard
from the Florida Basketball team, Magic. We discover from
the time he was young, Wes has had this inner need to protect
Minka, so he decides to play amateur detective. He keeps it
secret and puts his life in danger. Minka doesn't take it
well. Minka may be deaf but she speaks quite well, and when
she's not happy with Wes she reverts to Sign Language. When
the case becomes even more dangerous, the couple is forced
to make the ultimate sacrifice. Once you get to know the characters
and their story, you can't help but feel for them. In the
end, only a miracle or great detecting can save them.
in Hiding is a rare treat for those who enjoy a clean
mystery. It's well-written, the storyline flows and the characters
are well-developed. If you like Hallmark mystery movies, you
will feel right at home with Husband in Hiding.
Husband in Hiding is available Blue
Boot Books. I hope the author eventually creates an ebook
format at Amazon and lists her books at Goodreads.com, so
everyone can enjoy her work.