SISTER EVE AND THE BLUE NUN by Lynne Hinton

SISTER EVE AND THE BLUE NUN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A nun may need divine intervention to rescue her from a desperate killer.

Now that she and her fellow nuns have been thrown out of the New Mexico monastery most have called home for many years, Sister Eve Divine has some life-changing decisions to make. She’s enjoyed helping her father, a retired police detective, with several of his cases (The Case of the Sin City Sister, 2015, etc.) and, deeply disturbed at being treated as a second-class citizen by the church, considers giving up her life as a nun despite her deep faith. She's temporarily back at the monastery as she tries to decide what to do, when her friend Brother Anthony’s sister, Kelly, a college professor, is found dead in her room. Anthony, who’d recently had a loud argument with his sister, admits to Eve that he’d stolen some papers from the Isleta Pueblo concerning Sister Maria de Jesus de Agreda, the 17th-century Blue Nun who lived in Spain but reputedly traveled to New Mexico to visit the Jumano people, who then converted to Christianity. Anthony blames himself for his beloved sister's death because he gave her the papers since she had an academic interest in the Blue Nun. Then Anthony vanishes, and even though he left behind a letter that reads like a confession, Eve is certain that he didn’t kill his sister. Of course the police, including her father's former partner and an attractive Native American, think Anthony is the most likely suspect. Despite warnings from them and her father, Eve sets out to prove Anthony’s innocence and ends up putting herself in such a dangerous position that only an unusual source of help can save her.

Hinton mixes lots of twists and action with mysticism and a touch of romance, but the biggest puzzle in Sister Eve’s third case may be the heroine’s reckless decision-making.

Pub Date: May 17th, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-7180-4188-5
Page count: 336pp
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2016




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