May 4, 2009

Blog Tour and Review: Enduring Justice by Amy Wallace

Book Description: In Enduring Justice, Hanna Kessler’s childhood secret has remained buried for over two decades. But when the dark shadows of her past threaten to destroy those she loves, Hanna must face the summer that changed her life and the man who still haunts her thoughts.

Crimes Against Children FBI Agent, Michael Parker knows what it means to get knocked down. And when the system fails and a white supremacist is set free, Michael’s drive for retribution eclipses all else.

A racist’s well-planned assault forces Hanna and Michael to decide between executing vengeance and pursuing justice. When the attack turns personal, is healing still possible?

This thought-provoking novel deals with healing from sexual abuse, the balance of justice and mercy, and maintaining mixed-race friendships in the midst of racial tension. Readers who enjoy investigative thrillers by Dee Henderson, Colleen Coble, and Catherine Coulter, and who watch crime dramas like Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, and Without a Trace will love this book—and the entire series.

My Review: Enduring Justice is a quick read and fast-paced thriller. From the opening pages there is conflict and trouble that tugs at your heart. As the book moves along the suspense picks up to a dramatic ending.

What's really striking about this book and the writing was that when Wallace was writing from the antagonist's point of view she doesn't hold back. The character's thoughts and words are harsh and unfortunately all too real and that makes it all the more powerful.

This is the third book in the Defenders of Hope series and I would really recommend reading the previous two books, Ransomed Dreams and Healing Promises first. I hadn't read the them and there was a lot of back story that I was missing. It took me about a third of the way in before I could feel comfortable with the different characters and the situations referenced in the first two books. This one is a recommended read if you love Christian suspense.

Author Bio and Website:

Amy Wallace is the author of Ransomed Dreams and Healing Promises, a homeschool mom, and self-confessed chocoholic. She is a graduate of the Gwinnett County Citizens Police Academy and a contributing author of several books including God Answers Moms’ Prayers and Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Diabetes. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia.


Vikke said...

This sounds really exciting and I live the gut level stroy telling that reflects a bit of real possibility. Thanks for the review.