Wednesday, August 15, 2012

To Write a Wrong

To Write a Wrong (A Justice Seekers Novel) To Write a Wrong was one of several Christian novels I requested via NetGalley after being assaulted by a few trashy novels. Although a little preachy at times, To Write a Wrong takes the reader on a suspenseful ride that is free of profanity and sex. Thank you Robin Caroll for keeping it clean.

In Angola State Penitentiary, a man is serving time for a crime he didn't commit. Riley Baxter is an eager reporter desperate for a story to make a name for herself. When she stumbles upon the daughter of the incarcerated man, Riley sees a little too much of herself in the teen, and vows to help prove her father's innocence.

At the same time, Hayden Simpson has his hands full with keeping his little sister in line, worrying about his job as Police Commissioner, and dealing with his past emotional baggage. The last thing he needs is someone blowing the lid off his emotional bucket. But when Riley Baxter storms into his life, struggling to understand why God would let bad things happen to good people, Hayden has no choice but to follow his heart.

Now, Riley and Hayden must work together to uncover the truth of the past . . . before someone shuts Riley up for good.

I loved the fight for justice. Riley had her own interests in mind at times, but she really did want to prove Armand's innocence. Hayden and Riley were a good match.

There are some nasty crimes, but Caroll didn't go overboard with the gory details. The suspense was well done, and it took awhile to realize who the bad guy was.

There are verses of scripture at the beginning of each chapter. They aren't from the King James version, so the different wording was a bit of a distraction to me.

This was an intense story with great characters. I'll keep my eye open for other novels by Robin Caroll.