Sophia Montgomery awakes in a hospital room not knowing
what has happened to her. Slowly, bits and pieces of her
horrifying experience come to her. She and her mother were
attacked in her mother's home. All Sophia remembers is
someone saying repeatedly to her mom, "Where is it?"
Detective Julian Frazier is assigned Sophia's case and
visits her in the hospital. Since Sophia's larynx is
crushed, as well as both hands and her pelvis, she is
unable to communicate. Julian calls in a friend to lip
so that he can get a statement from Sophia. Her
grandmother, who Sophia thought was dead, comes to the
hospital to see her. Sophia is confused and frustrated.
With subsequent visits, Julian begins to have feelings for
Sophia. She feels something for Julian, but reminds
she is only a victim in one of his cases. As they all work
together to sort out the mysteries of this case, Sophia
learns things about her mother she never knew. Will Julian
be able to keep her safe until he finds her attackers? Can
they figure out what her attackers were looking for?
Robin Caroll's HIDDEN IN THE STARS is another
addition to Abingdon Press' Quilts of Love series.
read several of them, and they are all outstanding,
inspirational stories. A quilt of Sophia's mother's holds
the answers to solving this case, but it takes several
people's partial knowledge to put all the pieces in place.
Sophia is a strong, if somewhat broken, character. Julian
is determined to solve this case for more reasons than
it being his job.
HIDDEN IN THE STARS flows effortlessly
and builds to a climax when the pieces finally fit
together, just like a beautiful quilt. Robin Caroll
has penned a story about sacrifice, betrayal and
forgiveness. This quick summer read is sure to inspire
Following an attack that killed her mother and stole her
ability to speak, 21-year-old Sophia Montgomery has no
choice but to accept her estranged grandmother’s offer to
return to their family home. Although detective Julian
Frazier is working hard on the case, Sophia unknowingly
frustrates him because her inability to speak thwarts her
eyewitness evidence. The fact that Julian is undeniably
attracted to Sophia doesn’t help either, so Julian hides
his feelings as concern for a trauma victim and focuses
instead on finding the killer.
Little do they know, the clues to solving the case may be
right in front of them, displayed in Sophia’s
mother’s “special” quilt design. Who will realize the
secret Sophia’s unwittingly been hiding in plain sight?
When the truth comes to light, will Sophia find her voice
again? Or will the murderer — still at large — silence her