on Aug. 28, 2016 :
Thanks to Terry J. Mickow and Smashwords I got this book for free.
The story starts with the routine of a cop Timmy Carver. Sometime after his move to a new job, his son reveals to him what Motter, Timmy’s best friend, have done to him years ago. Timmy soon brings the case into court. Seeing how Motter’s doing have affected him and his family; and the prolongation of the court system, he has to decide whether he lays the fate of the case on the court hand or he has to take action by himself.
This is a fast pace story with steady plot development. However, the descriptions of place, characters, and actions in this book are great and I really enjoy reading them. I could feel the tense, the anger, the frustration, and some sad scenes made me weep. But, I failed to make the connections of some parts of the story to the main focus of the story until the ending and why those parts are included.
Overall, this book is a good, light read; telling the reality.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
on July 1, 2014 :
This is a gripping story that immediately captures your interest and later leaves you hoping for a sequel. Once the tragic circumstances set forth in this novel are resolved, you still want to continue to follow the lives of the well developed characters to see what happens to them next. The reader, like the father in the novel, ends up recognizing or sensing the very real possibility that the family will forever feel the fallout of this book's tragedy both internally and externally. You find you want to know what the long term effects are on each family member and how the family unit as a whole handles them later in life. The book's plot is very well crafted, and the story hard hitting, especially because it is written from the perspective of a tortured father/law enforcement officer. It's a fascinating read, one I will not soon forget.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
on March 6, 2013 :
This well written page turner is a story of a terrible crime told from the point of view of the victim's father who also happened to be a police officer. It is an agonizing position because the father in him wants revenge, yet the law officer in him believes in the justice system. You feel the pain and the frustation of a family caught in the seemingly never ending cycle of delays. This book gives insight into a world we hope we never need to know. submitted by Rita Martinson
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)