Wednesday, December 13, 2023

BLOG TOUR - Pray for Her


The little girl trembles as a pair of dark eyes watch her every move. She’s been told to dig a hole big enough for a body and her heart races as she wonders who it’s for. She wants to run, but she knows she’ll be caught. So she fights back tears and begins to dig…

When police stop a car in the small town of Hilldale, they shudder as they pop the trunk and look inside. Covered in thick plastic, the body of a man lies totally still. In the car sit two women and a twelve-year-old girl, all refusing to speak.

Detective Eve Bennet is called in to investigate, she’s struck by the women’s calm demeanor. No stranger to the secretive local community, Eve knows the women won’t speak to her, but she’s sure she can get the young girl to tell her what happened.

When ten-year-old 
Beth finally opens up and begs for help, Eve’s blood runs cold. If the man in the trunk is an eminent member of the local church, as Beth says he is, they could all be in serious danger.

But Eve will stop at nothing to make sure Beth is safe, and when her search leads to a family home on a quiet little street, the last thing she expects is to come face to face with someone from her own dark past.

Will she face her demons and unravel the truth behind the man in the trunk? And can she save herself and Beth from the evil that haunts their lives?



Title:   Pray for Her
Author:  Holly S. Roberts
Series:   Detective Eve Bennet #3
Publisher:   Bookouture 
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers 
Format:   Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:   294
Date of Publication:   December 12, 2023
My Rating:   5 Stars

Detective Eve Bennet once again finds herself facing issues of her past while she works on her newest case. Eve is once again investigating a crime that is tied to a fundamentalist community, a community she knows all too well. The women that are part of that community have no voice, and with the situation being as it is, Eve must get someone to talk.

Eve’s case involves that of trying to determine the identity of a dead man and how the body is connected to the fundamentalist community. At first, she faces two women and a young girl. However, due to the way their lives exist in the community they are from, they refuse to answer any questions.

Eve beyond shocked when she is forced to face a man from her past. However, calm and collected, Eve digs deep for the answers that are needed. However, the closer she 
gets to the truth, the more danger she is faced with, even to the point where her life could be at risk.

Pray for Her is a powerful read, and hits the ground running from the very start. Eve is a wonderful detective, and her connection to her team while constantly being reminded of her unsettling past made this story one that was utterly impossible to put down.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Holly S Roberts is a retired homicide detective and the USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Play and Ruck (Completion Sports series). She is excited to announce a new crime thriller series published by Bookouture Hachette, Book 1 ONLY GIRL ALIVE and Book 2 LOST LITTLE ANGELS are now available. Book 3 releases 12/23. For Holly's spicier side, you'll love her anti-hero bad boys who will curl your toes (Hotter Than Hell series) and a lighter (not so spicy) humorous paranormal series with shifters and Hellhounds (Marinah and King). She also writes cozy mysteries under the pen name Suzie Ivy. She lives with her two spoiled dogs high in the mountains. Holly is a self-defense instructor and owned a martial arts gym where she taught women to kick butt. Visit for more info.

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