It’s my joy and honor to bring to you a special character interview. Detection Detail is Terri Reed’s 50th book with Love Inspired, and to celebrate we get to meet Mia Turner, the book’s heroine.
Before we meet Mia, allow me to introduce you to her story.
Detection Detail by Terri Reed
An alleged arsonist. A deadly cover-up. Can this K-9 sniff out the truth? Evidence at a fiery car crash leads K-9 officer Nelson Rivers and his accelerant-detection dog, Diesel, to Mia Turner—a woman previously accused of arson. But when a gunman targets Mia during their first meeting, Nelson suspects she might actually be innocent. Only Mia’s hiding something, and Nelson’s been burned before. Can they trust each other to catch a killer…before the threat engulfs them both?
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CC: Hi Mia! It is so great to meet you. Would you please introduce yourself to my readers?
MT: Hi there, my name is Mia Turner, I live on a lake in Dillon, Colorado, where I run an outdoor adventure company I inherited from my great-uncle.
CC: Running a business can be hard, and it’s important to have a good public image. How do you think others view you?
MT: People in town are suspicious of me because of something horrible that happened in the past. It’s hard to always feel judged. And someone is trying to ruin my business and even trying to kill me.
CC: Yikes! Is there anyone who can help you?
MT: Well, I have to say I was leery of K-9 Officer Nelson Rivers when he first came to my house intent on questioning me about an arson case. He was handsome and very serious. And so determined to protect me, even though I could protect myself. I really fell in love with Nelson’s partner, Diesel, a yellow lab trained in accelerant detection. He’s a true hero.
CC: Dogs are a (wo)man’s best friend. But God also should be. How do you view God in your life?
MT: I rely heavily on God. I don’t think I would have survived with out my faith. Knowing that God has my back gives me hope.
CC: That is so good to know. He really helps us to get through those hard things. What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you?
MT: My best friend and I were accused of crimes we didn’t commit. She went to jail while I had to live with the stigma of guilt even though the charges against me were dropped. I’ve worked tirelessly to exonerate my friend and someone is trying to stop me.
CC: Wow. What a commitment to keep at exposing the truth.
When did you know that you were in love?
MT: Falling in love was gradual but I think the moment I realized that Nelson believed me, believed IN me, was when I lost my heart to him. It took awhile for me to let down my guard enough to let him in and to admit my feelings. But I’m really glad that he came to my cabin in the woods when he did and that he insisted on sticking around.
CC: It sounds like he’s a good guy. I really look forward to hearing your story unfold and watch your romance grow. Readers, you can order her book at Amazon above.
Award winning multi-published author Terri Reed’s romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared on Publisher’s Weekly top 10, Nielsen’s Bookscan top 100 and featured in USA Today. Her 2016 book, A Family Under the Christmas Tree, was adapted into a Hallmark movie and retitled, “Picture A Perfect Christmas.” You can write to Terri at P.O. Box 19555 Portland, OR 97280 or visit her online at www.terrireed.com or email her at email@example.com