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Saving Scott (Pine Hills Police #3)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  101 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Can a dead body in a chocolate shop revive a battle-fatigued cop? Or will it take the owner of the shop to save him?

Homicide detective Scott Whelan lived for the job–until the day he was caught in the middle of a robbery gone bad. Although some call him a hero, he thinks of himself as a coward and a failure. He exists now in what he calls his “Dark Place”. He accepts a new
Published March 2012
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May 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: drama, mystery
I enjoyed this book, a murder mystery with a side of romance. The characters were charming and complex enough to keep me interested. The best part was the murder mystery, I was actually surprised in the end which is always a sign of a great mystery.
Jemi Fraser
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love Terry's stories! She does a great job of creating characters I love who have real issues to solve and are so easy to root for! Love the twists this story takes - looking forward to trying the recipes too!
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wounded-hero
Kind of a cross between a mystery and a RS. I have not read the other two in the series but it worked fine as a stand alone. I particularly like the way we gradually see what had happened to Scott - poor guy!
Trish R.
Just OK for me..

Unlike most, if I never had another piece of anything chocolate I’d be okay with that. So, for chocolate to be mentioned 94 times in this book was a little much, for me anyway. There was a little too much chocolate and cookies.

This story started off with Scott being injured, from a bank robbery, and having nightmares and needing counseling, to ending up with Scott being injured, from a bank robbery, and having nightmares and needing counseling. He never got any better, not for a
Patricia (Pat)
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it

Pine Hills, Oregon. A small, quiet, safe town. A nice spot to raise a family. A great place to start a new business, fulfill a dream or start over again. Homicides? Hardly ever........

Scott Whelan is working a desk at the Pine Hills Police Department., as a civilian. Formally he worked as a detective for County. Off Duty Detective Whelan was involved in a bank robbery/hostage situation. Scott was brutally beaten but now on the comeback trail, but just barely. Perhaps he should have chosen anothe
Bette Stanek
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Like the other books in the Pine Hills Police series, this one has plenty of adventure, mystery, and a murder (or two, or three, or...) to solve. As in the other books, the characters are believable. The dialogue is sometimes funny, sometimes frustrating, and sometimes heartwarming.

Ashley is trying to open her bakery shop on time amid multiple setbacks. Her contractor has assured her that all the mishaps are normal. But are they? Everything rests on getting her business off to a great start. Sh
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Former detective Scott Whelan takes a civilian job in a small town police force after injuries force him to retire from service in the city. More than his body is busted, though he’s loathe to admit it.

His new neighbor, Ashley Eagen, is an entrepreneur with a gourmet cookie shop to launch. But before they get acquainted good, a body turns up in her still-under-construction shop.

With the force shorthanded, Scott is drawn into the homicide investigation. Ashley and her cookies are big hits with hi
Leslie Fisher
I listened to the Audible version of this book. Though it is a third book in a series, I had not read the previous books prior to starting this one. Though I think I would rather have read the previous books first so that I could have more character background, it did not hamper my enjoyment of this book. I never suspected the culprit until the end of the book, and I like mysteries that keep me guessing. I thought the main character, Scott Whelan, was an interesting one. Though the book does tal ...more
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
Disclaimer: I downloaded this book free of charge from in return for an honest and fair review.

Well done romance-mystery, with a bonus of mouth-watering recipes to try...

The story switches between Scott Whelan- a former detective with baggage, and Ashley Eagan, who has left a bad relationship to move across the country and open a bakery shop. When Ashley bumps into new neighbor Scott, and a dead body is discovered in Ashley's bakery several days before opening, we have the start
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An ambitious pastry chef and a wounded ex-detective team up to catch a killer in this delicious story by Terry Odell. Ashley Eagan is readying her shop for a grand opening when her plans go awry. She stumbles upon a dead body inside her front door. It’s Felicity, a rival shopkeeper who had made her enmity of Ashley known. Had Felicity killed herself in Ashley’s shop out of spite, or had someone else done the deed and deposited the body there for a reason?

When Scott Whelan is pulled onto the job,
Kelley Hazen
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, police, romance
This may be my favorite of the 4 Pine Hills Police stories. Our old friends are still with us but we meet new folks who come to Pine Hills - Scott and Ashley. Both are running from fears and trying to make a new start, trying to stand tall and strong - a consistent theme for Author Odell. Ashley is opening a business of chocolate and sweets - and I loved the descriptions of her creations and her excitement as she plans her grand opening. Lots of new characters make the crime difficult for the li ...more
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. My first book by this author, I was impressed with the story and how the characters were woven together. There is no epilogue, though, and the story could probably use one. Scott had way too many issues to not have more of a resolution there, but that being said, I did like the ending. Nice touch including many of the delicious recipes that Ashley was creating, including the bake-off "winners"! I would definitely recommend it. *I received a free copy of the book in exchange ...more
Feb 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book in the Pine Hills Police series. I really liked the main characters, but I felt they rushed into their relationship. Otherwise, I think I enjoyed this more than the first two in the series.
Bev Britt
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My review

Great book. Didn't figure out who the killer was until right before the end. Now onto the next book in the series.
L Adlem
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozies
perfect cozy mystery, and some great recipes too
Jun 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Wonderful mind mush!
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