Camy Tang's Deadly Intent

Naomi Grant is in charge of her father’s exclusive Sonoma spa while he recovers from a stroke. She has more responsibility than ever, but she can keep up with it – until Devon walks in.

Dr. Devon Knightley is the ex-husband of one of Naomi’s clients and has dark, urgent eyes which affect Naomi. He demands, politely, to see ex-wife Jessica Ortiz who is relaxing somewhere in the spa. When Naomi goes to find her, Jessica is bleeding to death in her massage room. A murder? In her spa? Naomi’s worries have only begun.

With the evidence stacking up against Naomi, her Aunt Becca tries to help all she can, but she can’t solve the mystery or keep Naomi from looking like she’s guilty.

I rejoiced in the suspense and the romance and the clues to the killer’s identity. The red herrings were effective. However, I quite enjoyed discovering at the end that my guess about the killer’s identity was correct. The satisfying ending made me want to go back through the book and find all the clues that I hadn’t caught the first time through.

I recommend this book. Camy Tang gives us a fun story and makes us care about the hero who is rightly concerned about Naomi’s safety.


Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. She used to be a biologist, but now she is a staff worker for her church youth group and leads a worship team for Sunday service. She also runs the Story Sensei fiction critique service. On her blog, she gives away Christian novels every week, and she ponders frivolous things like dumb dogs (namely, hers), coffee-geek husbands (no resemblance to her own...), the writing journey, Asiana, and anything else that comes to mind. Visit her website at for a huge website contest going on right now, giving away fourteen boxes of books and 24 copies of her latest release, DEADLY INTENT.


Camy Tang said...

Thanks so much for the review, Laura! And how awesome you figured out the villain! You're only the second person so far who's done it (and told me about it). :)

Domino said...

I enjoyed the book. Thanks for stopping by, Camy.