Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Crossing Book Review

SUMMARY:  Imprisoned by memories, Claudia Campbell lives each day in the shadow of a ten-year-old murder.  Who can set her free?
     On the way home from a football game, a decade earlier, a masked gunman opened fire on a Texas school bus.  Cheerleading coach BJ Remington was killed, but her murderer was never found.  Claudia, who had a close friendship with the young, spirited teacher, constantly relives the anguish of that day, caught in one moment in time.  When her husband, the assistant district attorney, becomes determined to uncover the mystery of that tragedy, the secrets buried over the years threaten to tear their family apart.
     Officer Casio Hightower will never forget the day his dreams were destroyed.  A star quarterback with a promising future, Casio was on top of the world - until one bullet changed everything.  He is eager to help Victor Campbell find BJ's killer, the man who shot him.  Maybe solving the case will help silence the demons driving Casio to hurt the woman he loves.
     As the Campbells and Casio teeter on the brink of losing everything, will they be able to discover that what begins at the crossing ends at the cross?

REVIEW:  This book is really good.  About the time I think I have BJ's murderer figured out and who the father of her child is, the story takes another twist.  The ending is nothing like I suspected.  My heart goes out to Claudia, who is suffering from undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.  As her husband and Casio reopen BJ's case, Claudia suffers from more and more panic attacks.  If you are looking for a good, keep-you-on-your-toes suspense novel, this may be the book for you.

This book was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah for review without compensation.

Serita Ann Jakes has been involved in Christian ministry all of her adult life and has served alongside her husband, Bishop T. D. Jakes, throughout their marriage of nearly 30 years.  In addition to raising three sons and two daughters, Mrs. Jakes is Executive Director of the WoMan to Woman Ministries of The Potter's House of Dallas, where her husband is Senior Pastor.

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