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Trade Paperback
320 pages
Jul 2010
Summerside Press

Stars in the Night

by Cara Putman

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Filled with nail-biting suspense and mystery at every turn, Stars in the Night by Cara C. Putman comes alive in a dark, yet dazzling way. When Audra Schaeffer flies to Hollywood to check on her sister, Rosemary, she is stunned and shaken to find her sister and an unknown girl murdered. Stuck in an unfamiliar city and surrounded by people she knows nothing about, Audra is left to cope with her sisterís death on her own. She doesnít know who to turn to or trust, except for the handsome and sympathetic Robert, whom she met on the plane. As Audra embarks on a journey to find her sisterís killer, she learns to rely fully on God and what He has for her. 1 Peter 5:7 is the perfect embodiment of what Audra learns on her perilous adventure.

Putman weaves an intensely mysterious and sinister story, all the while portraying the dark reality of wolves among sheep. Shrouded in secrecy, the enigma is kept until the very end. The depth of emotion throughout the story can vividly be felt by the reader. Even Audraís wavering emotions about Robert are unmistakably understood. The climactic ending is the highlight of the entire book. The culmination is realistic and brilliantly written.

Determination drives Audra forward and lends strength to her courage as she navigates among evil around her. This asset allows her to remain strong even when she faces the greatest hardships. She confronts her fears directly and with her Heavenly Fatherís help, it pays off in the end. This book accurately portrays Godís ever-present help in the midst of our lives and struggles.

Putman delivers a suspenseful and heart-wrenching story that truly comes to life along with its characters. Attention is instantly captured and held through the entire book. Stars in the Night will keep readers on the edge of their seats and turning pages as fast as possible. Ė Rachel Vachon,

Book Jacket:

Hollywood 1942. When attorney Audra Schaeffer's sister disappears, Audra flies to Hollywood to find her but instead must identify her body. Determined to bring the killer to justice, Audra takes a job with the second Hollywood Victory Caravan. Together with Robert Garfield and other stars, she crisscrosses the southern United States in a campaign to sell war bonds. When two other women are found dead on the train, Audra knows the deaths are tied to that of her sister. Could the killer be the man with whom she's falling in love?