Enduring Justice (Defenders of Hope, Bk 3)
Enduring Justice - Defenders of Hope, Bk 3 Author:Amy Wallace A PAINFUL PAST — Hanna Kessler's childhood secret has remained buried for over two decades. But when the dark shadows of her past threaten to destroy those she loves, Hanna must face the summer that changed her life and the man who still haunts her memories. — A RACIALLY-MOTIVATED KILLER — As a Crimes Against Children FBI Agent, M... more »ichael Parker knows what it means to get knocked down. Difficult cases and broken relationships have plagued his entire year. But when the system fails and a white supremacist is set free, Michael's drive for retribution eclipses all else.
A LIFE-ALTERING CHOICE
A racistâ€™s well-planned assault forces Hanna and Michael to decide between executing vengeance and pursuing justice. The dividing line between the two is the choice to heal. But when the attack turns personal, is justice enough?« less
I read this book after I read Book #2. This was a good book with the exception of it getting a little too into details (relationship-wise for me). The book itself was interesting in that it dealt with racism, sexual abuse, and overall, justice vs. vengeance. There were some great thoughts presented spiritually-wise. This set of books has all the same people in them. Each book magnifies one couple while including information about the other people (couples).
This story deals with some difficult issues, sexual abuse, kidnapping, murder, and racism. Amy Wallace does a great job not only in presenting the issues, but also the characters deal with these issues in mature and responsible ways (mostly). Even though it was a bit tough to read, as I kept getting disgusted at what these people were doing, I'm glad I finished it. This book is well worth it!
Wallace does a great job in developing her characters. I could almost feel what Hanna was going through, and I felt the rage that her brother and boyfriend experienced throughout. Even the small characters were believable. The only characters I didn't connect with were the bad guys, I don't share their beliefs and so I didn't quite understand where they were coming from with the hate. Kudos for Wallace for being able to write those characters without loosing herself. In the acknowledgment she hints at how emotionally difficult it was to write this book, and after reading it I can see why.
The dialogue was a little hard to follow at times but other than that it was very well written. Wallace tells the story and leaves out the mundane details (no overly explained settings or descriptions). The writing is clear and to the point, I think for this story to be as good as it was the extra details would have been too much!
I would recommend this book to anyone. I would have to warn that the subject matter can be a little hard to digest, but don't let it deter you from picking this one up.
Great book and I will be getting more from Mrs. Wallace in the future!