Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Can killing be good?
The story was inspired by the real-life Jerry Sandusky case and captures the reader's attention from the first page and keeps running.
Anna Curtis is a sex crimes prosecutor in Washington, D.C. She puts her career on hold and comes to Michigan to defend her sister Jody from a murder charge.
Small town life is depicted and the love of football is well illustrated. High school football dominates the life of Holly Grove, a town not far from Detroit.
Owen Fowler,the town's beloved football coach is dead and Jody Curtis is charged with the crime.
The pacing of the story is right on the mark as current action is separated from the incidents of Jody's life as a fifteen-year-old. She is a high school athlete competing in the high jump and searching for something she could do that would surpass her older sister who is a star and a college student at that time.
Coach Fowler becomes Jody's mentor and life seems grand. Then, something happens and Jody's dreams are shattered.
Anna shows intelligence and determination as she defends her sister. She's coming from her own emotional roller coaster as she has just called off her wedding. A high school friend and Afghan War vet and amputee, helps in the investigation. He is well described and the kind of character the reader will want to succeed.
The dialogue flows smoothly and small town life jumps from the pages. It's the kind of story the reader will want to turn the pages gripped with the suspense and emotional upheaval of the story.
I received a free book in return for my honest review.