Deadly Devotion by Sandra Orchard {Book Review}

This book was one of those “quick, there’s a table full of books on sale” buys and then it remained on my shelf for many years to follow.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: The letter D in the A-Z Book Challenge 2022
Originally published: 2013

Pages: 374
Format: Paperback


Research scientist Kate is convinced that her mentor, Daisy, didn’t take her own life – accidentally or on purpose. While the police have ruled it as such, Kate is determined to prove them wrong and uncover the truth.


The book held up a good plot with some guessing moments about what’s going to happen next.

The book did drag a little in the beginning and picked up midway to really start adding on some suspense as certain things starting playing out.

It has a lot of details that I ended up skimming over as they weren’t that relevant to the plot line, nor did they bring me any value personally to have to know while reading.

The book is filled with suspects, clues and there are many suspicions throw around about who the killer could be, and that’s mainly why I gave it a slightly higher rating than I intended to. Given the book is set in a small community, anyone could be the guilty party.

The herbs theme was interesting and somewhat refreshing, although I didn’t commit too much to the detail behind it.

There’s definitely some beginning of attraction between the two main characters, Kate and Tom, and as it’s the first book of the Port Aster Secrets series, more may be to come. They just have some issues they clearly need to work out, starting with themselves.

Kate’s determination was a little overbearing in the beginning but you kind of get used to it as the story moves forward.

The Christian aspects only really came through during grief and suspense periods, and how the characters perceived the world and actions within it.


Overall, it was a good mystery with some light suspense moments.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.93 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.

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