For years Kari Baker had trusted her husband and never believed him anything but a good, decent man. But something was amiss in the Baker home, an unseen presence of sorts.
A devoted wife, Kari worked hard at her marriage and prayed they would overcome their present struggles. After all, they’d been through so much since their 1994 wedding; numerous moves, the death of a daughter, and financial struggles while they both worked toward their college degrees.
Through thick and thin, Kari stood by Matt. Even when the allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by Matthew Baker arose, Kari fiercely defended him, putting aside her own personal struggles to wage war against those who she believed had falsely accused the man she loved.
Kari would never allow herself to believe Matt was a wolf in sheeps clothing. And she would never permit herself to think the man to whom she had promised forever would betray her in the worst ways.
“I think Matt’s having an affair,” Kari said. “And I think Matt is planning to kill me.”
Vanessa Bulls was young and newly divorced when she met minister Matt Baker. Unlike the other women he approached, Vanessa wasn’t turned off by the perverted preacher and soon they were embroiled in a torrid affair.
As Kari prayed to God to heal the marital wounds, Matt Baker was confiding in his mistress about the ideas he had for killing his wife.
Despite ominous red flags and even her own subconscious spelling out her fate in excited utterances, Kari chose to hold strong and believe faith would overcome.
“Kari’s dead. She Committed Suicide.”
A couple of empty wine cooler bottles, an empty Unisom bottle, and a type suicide note lead to a wrongful declaration for Kari’s cause of death and opened the door for a murderous minister to start anew with his mistress.
But Matt Baker hadn’t counted on angelic interference – not necessarily of the heavenly kind. And they would become known as “Charlie’s Angels.” Their mission: Justice for Kari.
I can always count on Kathryn Casey to give me a fantastic, edge-of-my-seat read and once again she has not disappointed with her July 2012 release Deadly Little Secrets: The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder.
Even at the risk of never being able to step foot in Hewitt, Texas, again, Casey tells it all. Nothing is off limits as Casey discloses the perversions of a man who preached righteousness, the lackadaisical police department who was willing to let a snake slither away untouched, and a family willing to go the distance to find out the truth.
There is so many interesting aspects of this book, I had difficulty writing a review. There was so much I wanted to tell but you’ve got to read the book to appreciate it and so I opted to unveil very little here. But, do not let me vague when I say this: Dirty Little Secrets will shock, disgust, and anger you but, in the end, it will inspire you when you realize Love does trump evil.
Deadly Little Secrets is hands-down one of the BEST books of 2012. You DO NOT want to miss it!
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