Charleston, South Carolina comes alive to those who read Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand’s duet of inspirational romance and crime. Having visited the city a few years ago I enjoyed revisiting the old market streets as Rylee, a dog walker and her canine charges, rollerblade into trouble. Someone is playing Robin Hood in the homes of Rylee’s clients by stealing an antique and donating it to others. When Rylee is arrested for the crimes her new journalist friend, Logan, begins researching into Rylee’s past and hopes to clear her as well as publish a book on the famous Robin Hood thief.
Deeanne Gist has just a smidgen of inspirational thoughts in this Bethany published novel. Her thoughtful characters and soft crime result in a very pleasing story.
Beguiled is co-authored by crime-writer, J. Mark Bertrand who has published his first gritty crime novel with another scheduled for release this coming summer.