Thursday, April 2, 2009
The Real Enemy
In Review: You just can't run away from your problems. You can try, but somehow they hide inside your moving boxes and go with you. That is what Brill has found. She decided that moving getting a new start in Sophie Trace after a long career in Memphis would be a great idea. Maybe it would help her put behind her the pain of what happened in her marriage. Unfortunately, it didn't. Now on top of the pain she is also dealing with an unbelievable crime spree in her very first days as the city's police chief. She tries to solve the case with all of her knowledge as a police officer, but there sometimes the real enemy follows an entirely different set of rules.
Such a good book! Know what I loved about it? It wasn't predicable. I couldn't write the ending in my head as I was writing each which was really fun. I read a lot of books and after a while some of them follow such a predictable pattern. The Real Enemy didn't which made it such a page turner.
Book Description: Brill Jessup just became the first female police chief in Sophie Trace, Tennessee, and is riding on the credentials of a stellar eighteen-year career on the Memphis police force. She may be a pro at finding clues, but she tends to ignore the obvious in her personal life. And she would rather work than deal with the bitterness she feels about her husband Kurt's infidelity. Kurt, is weighed down by her unrelenting anger as he struggles to let God redeem the stupidest mistake he ever made. He is genuinely contrite and making every effort to show his commitment to Brill. But she hides behind her badge and her bitterness, deciding that moving her family away from Memphis is the only change she needs to make. So why can't Brill get over this anger?
Before she ever has time to unpack her boxes, people start disappearing. Lots of them. Seven people in seven days To complicate matters, a local legend has many residents believing that the cause is unearthly─tied to the “red shadows,” or spirits of the departed Cherokee who once inhabited the land.
While Brill draws on all of her experience and instinct to solve the case, she must confront an enemy that threatens everything she holds dear─one that cannot be stopped with a badge and a gun. She is forced to confront the real enemy.
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Real Enemy, go HERE