Friday, August 25, 2017

Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore

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Crisis Shot
by Janice Cantore

ISBN-13: 9781496423702
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Released: September 5, 2017

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Tess O'Rourke dreams of becoming the first female chief of police in Long Beach, California. As commander of the East Division, she is well on her way, until the night she responds to an officer-needs-assistance call and fatally shoots a teenager. Despite being cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury, Tess is so hounded by the public that she takes a job in Oregon to escape the bad press.

Winning over the residents of Rogue's Hollow might be more difficult than adjusting to her new role as police chief in the small, backwater town. Especially when her closest friend, the pastor's wife, goes missing and the woman's cousin is found shot. Tess finds an ally in sheriff's deputy Steve Logan as they track down Rogue's Hollow's first murderer.

My Review:
Crisis Shot is a Christian suspense novel. The two main characters were Tess, the new chief of police in the small town, and the pastor of the town. Logan, a sheriff's deputy, has caught Tess's romantic interest. However, in this book, he's basically a nice guy who backs her up but has very little "screen time."

Due to a controversial but justified shooting incident, Tess has to win over the people in this new, small town while solving a series of time-urgent crimes. She has to deal with a murder, a missing person, a runaway teen, a kidnapping, etc. The pastor and Logan support her, which helps get the cooperation of the locals.

Tess has worked Homicide in the past, so she followed up the available clues and tried to piece the puzzle together. Are some of the incidences connected and what's behind it all? The characters acted realistically, and I liked Tess's level head and competence.

Tess wondered why God saves some people but not others, and the pastor demonstrated his trust in God through his actions. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this engaging, suspenseful story.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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