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Friday, April 19, 2013

Adventures in Reading: Avenged by Janice Cantore

I enjoy police drama TV shows, like NCIS and Bones, so when I read the Avenged book description, I knew right away I would enjoy this book. 

"When Officer Carly Edwards finds three young gangbangers shot execution style, she and her husband, Sergeant Nick Anderson, head of the gang unit, fear Las Playas may be on the verge of a gang war. The Las Playas PD is put on high alert as tensions escalate between rival gangs, especially after Carly confiscates weapons from a gang leader and learns they were stolen from a military base along with explosive devices.

But something isn’t adding up, and Carly suspects there may be more going on. As she prepares to testify at a major trial, Carly’s reputation is shredded by a reporter apparently trying to discredit her professionally. Facing pressure on all fronts, Carly must rely on her faith and trust God in a deeper way during one of the biggest struggles of her career."

The twists and turns of the investigation lead by Officer Carly Edwards drew me in right from the beginning and kept me turning the pages well into the night. The story line is very realistic and I appreciated the Christian themes throughout the book in the lives of the characters and the decisions they were faced with.

This book is the third in a series and having never read the first two books, there were parts of the story that I did find confusing, like I was missing some information that the writer assumed I knew. However, this did not make me put the book down. Now that I have finished book #3, I will be going back to start on book #1!

I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishing for the purpose of this review. The review is my honest opinion. 

1 comment:

  1. I saw that book at Booksamillion. It looked really good-- I might have to buy them now!