Goode Over Evil

· Crystal Creek Mysteries Book 1 · Tule Publishing
8 reviews

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She left town to save a life. Now she’s back to avenge a death.

Years ago, Samantha Goode was driven away from love, her family, and her past. Now the Texas Ranger is back in Crystal Creek for her estranged grandmother’s funeral, even though it means coming face to face with everything, and everyone, she’d left behind. When a brutal murder shatters her world, Sam is determined to stay until she solves it. Soon she’s knee-deep in suspects, including the family of the man she once loved but was forced to betray.

Rancher Clayton Barnett will do anything to keep his autistic younger brother out of an institution, including sidelining his life to work for their powerful, manipulative father. When tragedy brings Sam back into his life, instead of rekindling their romance, Clay finds himself embroiled in a dangerous murder investigation. 

Will old secrets pull Sam and Clay apart once more, or can they rise above their past? And with a ruthless killer on the loose, will Sam’s hard-earned Ranger skills be enough to ensure that Goode triumphs over evil?

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8 reviews
Cathy Geha
September 15, 2019
Goode Over Evil by Leslie Marshman A Crystal Creek Mystery #1 Excellent! I was hooked from page one and engaged till the very end. Samantha “Sam” Goode, Texas Ranger, was resilient, tough and smart. She was someone I could admire and would like to have as a friend. When her uncle calls her to ask for help and tell her to come back to bury her grandmother she is tempted to decline but back she goes anyway. I was easily able to get a feel for Crystal Creek and understand why she had stayed away for twelve years. When Sam left she did so without telling anyone. She had her reasons and they were good ones but even though she achieved an education and landed a good job she still regrets leaving Clay Barnett behind. It soon becomes evident that there might be a second chance for the couple...maybe. When Sam’s uncle is murdered she opts to assist in the investigation. Then she finds out that someone has it in for her. Surviving what happens won’t be easy and the second chance romance couple has to work to make it happen. What I liked: * Samantha: she is a great character and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. * Clay: Great book boyfriend and wonderful brother to his autistic brother, Jordan * Sheriff Eddie Marshall: He is intriguing and truly deserves to find a woman of his own – do hope he gets a book in the series * Nicolette: Sam’s friend is a sniper but home temporarily to help her widowed mother. * Supporting characters...there were more than one that I found interesting and hope to see in future books in this series What I did not like: * Quinn Barnett: what a dirt bag he was….his treatment of family and others was despicable * The men that I was meant not to like...the bad guys that killed and tortured and were evil incarnate. Did I like this book? Definitely! Would I like to read more by this author? Without a doubt! Thank you to NetGalley and Tule Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
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