Monday, February 6, 2012

Accused

 Detective Carly Edwards hates working in juvenile—where the brass put her after an officer-involved shooting—and longs to be back on patrol. So when a troubled youth, Londy Atkins, is arrested for the murder of the mayor and Carly is summoned to the crime scene, she's eager for some action. Carly presses Londy for a confession but he swears his innocence, and despite her better judgment, Carly is inclined to believe him. Yet homicide is convinced of his guilt and is determined to convict him.

Carly's ex-husband and fellow police officer, Nick, appears to be on her side. He's determined to show Carly that he's a changed man and win her back, but she isn't convinced he won't betray her again.

As the investigation progresses, Carly suspects a cover-up and strikes out on her own, uncertain whom she can trust. But when danger mounts, she begins to wonder if she made the right choice.

I was extremely excited to receive my complimentary copy of Accused by Janice Cantore through the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for an honest review. I have been really enjoying police mysteries lately, and have always liked Christian fiction. This book has both. I found the characters to be real and easy to relate to. Whenever I thought I had figured out "who done it," I would second guess myself. The book was easy to get into and most definitely a page turner. There were many times that I stayed up way too late because every chapter I'd declare "I'm going to bed after this chapter," but the chapter would end with too much suspense for me to actually sleep! I truly enjoyed this book, and am happy to see that it is the first in a series; which I will certainly be reading the rest of as well.

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