Review: ‘Burying Daisy Doe’ by Ramona Richards

About The Book

No cold case is more important than the one that destroyed her own family

Every small town has one unsolved case that haunts its memory, festering for generations below the surface with the truth of humanity’s darkness. Star Cavanaugh is obsessed with the one that tore her family apart.

Over sixty years ago, Daisy Doe was murdered and discarded outside Pineville, Alabama, buried without a name or anyone to mourn her loss. When Star’s father tried to solve the case, he was also killed. Now a cold-case detective with resources of her own, Star is determined to get to the bottom of both crimes. But she’ll have to face an entire town locked in corruption, silence, and fear–and the same danger that took two other lives. The only people in town she can trust are her grandmother and the charming Mike Luinetti, and both of them trust a God Star isn’t sure she believes in. Can Christians so focused on the good really help her track down this evil?

With an irresistible combination of sharp suspense, faith, humor, and authentic regional flavor, Burying Daisy Doe will draw fans of Terri Blackstock, Margaret Maron, Jaime Jo Wright, and J. T. Ellison.

About Ramona Richards
I come from a long line of storytellers, and I grew up sitting on the front porch listening to my parents, grandparents, and a wide selection of aunts and uncles spinning yarns that would raise eyebrows and disturb sleep. Naturally, I wanted to do it for a living.

I love stories and books and readers and listeners, and I’m blessed to have been able to spend my life around them. These days, I’m a speaker, writer, and editor, and my latest book is My Mother’s Quilts (Worthy Publishing), which is a devotional written about and around the quilts I inherited from my mother. My latest is a small-town crime novel, Murder in the Family. I’ve written six novels for Love Inspired Suspense, and have devotionals available from Abingdon and Barbour Books.

I’m the associate publisher for Iron Stream Media, although I’ve been an editor for Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Rutledge Hill Press, and Ideals magazine. I’ve freelanced for more than a dozen other publishers and have edited more than 500 publications, including fiction, trade nonfiction, magazines, scripts, poetry, Bibles and biblical reference works, study guides, curriculum, and how-to manuals.

Essentially, I’ll write or edit just about anything. I’m also a speaker for writer’s conferences and women’s groups.

I can be found online at Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and my blog is at
5 Stars!

‘Do you have any idea what kind of wounds you’re about to rip wide open in this town? Do you know how dangerous this is?

From the moment I saw the cover of this book, I was intrigued. Even more so after reading the synopsis on the back cover. Ramona Richards was an author I’d not yet read and I am always happy to read a new author. Boy, am I glad I did! This was a fantastic read!

Built on a cold case spanning more than sixty years, this is top notch writing. Written in a time slip, the reader gets let in on the earlier parts of the case, then follow along as cold case investigator, Star Cavanaugh, puts the pieces together, stirring up more violence, and pulling things back into the spotlight that had been long buried. Someone is still determined to keep it all quiet, too.

‘You aren’t afraid of death, are you? The way you’re courting it, you should be old friends.’

This is incredibly well written and completely absorbing. Richards is quite adept at her descriptions of small town life in the south. Highly recommended.

Publisher: Kregel
Publication Date: November 17, 2020
Buy Link: Burying Daisy Doe: A Star Cavanaugh Cold Case – Kindle edition by Richards, Ramona. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @

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