Avenged {review} | Sandling All Day

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Avenged {review}

Avenged Review

This 390 page book is written by retired Long Beach police officer Janice Cantore.


Book Description

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 might 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 faith and trust God in a deeper way during one of the biggest struggles of her career.

My Review

This book is a must read for any crime & justice fans.
One thing, for me, when reading a book (or for that matter watching a movie) is when something is in there that DOES NOT happen in real life…  For example, when a person walks in off the street into a crime scene filled with police, and takes the murder weapon… Or a police officer walking in and grabbing a book without gloves (barring rookies…lol)
You know what I mean, right?  It’s like, I’ve seen enough to know that the writers DON’T know what they’re doing!!

Well that’s one reason that I liked this book.  While the book is fiction, IT COULD HAPPEN.  What’s in it COULD happen.  The writer (an ex-police officer, remember) knows policy and procedure, and it shows in the book.

The book is full of twists and turns, making it hard to predict the next move.  This was difficult for me, because I LOVE to predict… it just goes to show that Cantore has a great mind for the unsolvable…

The characters are full of depth and there is a great amount of detailed backstory, so we know plenty about them.

In all, I give this book 

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  No other compensation was provided, and no agreement was made for anything other than my 100% honest opinion. 

1 comment:

  1. Great review.

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    Diane :)


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