Fascinating Read: Deadly Curses by Donna Shields

deadlyDr. Trent Moore’s life is complete-–a no-strings relationship, financial security, and great health-–until he is summoned to his father’s grave and discovers a grave robber has stolen one of his father’s bones … a finger bone. From there, Trent’s seemingly perfect world spirals out of control. Strange occurrences happen, and the sexy lead detective informs him that a grief-stricken mother has placed a curse upon him. As his near-death experiences ramp up and he finds himself falling in love, he’s beginning to believe there may be some truth to it all. But will he run out of time before he can tell Ciarra he loves her?

When Detective Ciarra Pacelli is assigned to a prominent judge’s suspicious death, she doesn’t know her little world is about to be turned upside down. She discovers other possible victims of a deadly Voodoo curse, one being the gorgeous and stubborn doctor. As she becomes wrapped up in protecting him at all costs, she finds she’s fighting against her developing feelings for him. Once she realizes she can’t, she gives her all in finding a cure against the curse that promises to take him away from her for good.


4 stars


I’ll never look at voodoo the same way again. I always thought voodoo is used to bring trouble to someone who’d maybe hurt you, and it’s certainly the case here. But, as also pointed out in this book, practitioners are encouraged to use it for the good. I like books that open and stretch my mind. The way the author mixes suspense with the paranormal (voodoo) makes this a fascinating read!

Trent is a doctor and he doesn’t believe he’d been cursed. But that’s exactly what Ciarra, the detective handling his case, believes. All he knows is that he’s attracted to her, and she is to him, too. And when he starts to get really sick, he’s afraid that he’ll never get his chance with her. The author sure kept me on the edge of my seat! All those near misses, those seeming coincidences compel me to read onward. Will Trent die or not? Can Ciarra save him in time? Guess you have to read this to find out!