For a debut novel, the author hit this one out of the park. It is well written with Logan as the main character finding himself on the wrong side of the law. There is a small problem though, he is a cop himself. There seems to be a little under the table bets going on in the squad room of who can arrest the most suspects in a shift. Logan finds himself arresting someone with his partner one day and things get out of hand. The author brings to the surface the headlines of police brutality . The arrest turns violent and at one point Logan sees his reflection . What he saw was a police officer that had turned bad. His anger, his bully tactics and his quest to win a bet had taken him to the depths of darkness. Has your anger ever overtaken you? Logan knew he had gone to far.
What follows is a heart wrenching journey that Logan will take to put his life back together. I liked the way he is shown as a person who struggles with good vs evil. He contemplates his action and makes a decision that will take his life on a roller coaster. His vulnerability was well defined as he struggled to do the right thing. Could you admit you had done something wrong that could cost you your job and perhaps your freedom? Would you turn your friends in or take all the blame? Logan must learn who to trust and allow God to lead him to the right path.
I loved reading about the behind the scenes of a police department. There is one character that I absolutely loved. I will let you discover who it is, but let's just say this person is feisty with a heart of gold. The kids that interact with Logan is a great example of how police officers can make a difference in the youth when they take time to work with them and show then they are important.
This story touches on corruption not only in the police department but also in the school system. The question arises of who can you trust? Will evil win out? I'm glad the author brought to the light the issue of child support. It affects many , with a system that is flawed . The emotions in the book are realistic and at times heartbreaking. This is one book that will be hard to put down. It raises the question of when trust is broken , can it ever be repaired?
""Jesus didn't come to save perfect people. He came to heal those who have sinned ."
"Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God." John 11:40
I received a copy of this book from the BookClub Network for an honest review.