Hallee Bridgeman's A Carol for Kent is a well thought out hum dinger of a murder mystery, with betrayal, love, hurt and forgiveness. Carol has hated the father of her child. His parents informed her that Bobby wanted nothing to do with her or their child, Lisa. Nothing could be farther from the truth!Now Bobby is back in town determined to get to know his daughter. Meanwhile, Carol is on the trail of a serial killer. Just as her professional life heats up, so does her personal life. Bridgeman has done an excellent job of character development, the plot is fast moving and draws one into the story. There are some plot twists and visits from characters in her previous books.A Carol for Kent would make a great beach read, but not for a dark and rainy night! I was given this book by the Author for review purposes, but the opinions are strictly my own.