The Right Call takes you down a suspenseful road of whodunit and reasons behind why it's happening even though they don't see it. Addictions - gambling, drinking, smokes and other sins like pride are displayed and shown how destructive they can be over time.This is the third book in the Sophie Trace Trilogy. I haven't read the first two. It was good as a stand alone, but there were a few parts that I know I would have gotten better at the beginning of the story if I had already read the first two books. That being said, it was still easy to pick up and read.I liked how Herman made the characters all collide together without them knowing it. It melded the story smoothly together and allowed me to get the big picture. I love the "old folk" group in there, especially when the one guy gets asked how are you? and he always replies "I can't complain, but I always do." LOL. That just torched me each time.Seriously though Kathy Herman takes a good look at life through this suspense-filled book and how small sins can overtake our lives and destroy what we've built. It made me pensive about them and how/what sins I let control me.The only two things that I didn't care for in the book was that it repeated itself a few times over - reestablishing the characters -- reminded me of school.. which I kinda get, just not my favorite thing; felt like it was drilling it into me.. of course I forget things easily so it did make the characters stick well in my head.. so it wasn't a huge issue and probably not a bad thing.. just something I noticed. And the other thing that bothered me was that I started at book three! Now I'll have to get copies of books one and two so I can read them in order!!!***review copy provided.***
This was a great finish to the trilogy. Not only did all the loose ends get drawn together, but lots of new and unexpected events took place. I really enjoyed Emily's way of dealing with fear and be afraid. How beautiful, simple and REAL.A good reminder for all of us jaded older adults.
The third book in the Sophie Trace Trilogy, The Right Call offers up another tale full of suspense, crime and adventure. If you havent read the first two books in the trilogy, it might be helpful to do so to become more familiar with the characters backgrounds. The story revolves around Ethan Langley who comes home from college and has plans to further his romantic relationship with Vanessa Jessup. (Vanessa is also a college student, a single mom, and the daughter of the police chief.) Instead of being able to focus 100% on Vanessa, Ethan finds himself consoling his cousin Drew, who finds his roommate dead from a gunshot wound. When a second college student is shot and killed, things become even more complicated in Sophie Trace. The plot thickens as Ethan learns information about the shootings that could break the case wide open he also faces the risk of endangering the ones he loves. Read all of my reviews at:http://redlilycafe.blogspot.com
Thank you to The B & B Media Group, Inc. for my copy of this Christian fiction novel. This is the third installment of the Sophie Trace Trilogy series. However, it can be read without having read the others as the author nicely fills in all gaps. The characters are well written. There's Brill, the first female police chief in the town's history. Working in a high pressure position, while being wife to Kurt, mother of three, and grandmother to Carter, gives her depth. The family grows in love and support. People begin to be shot down in the streets, for no apparent reason, and it's Brill's responsibility to solve the cases. There are some surprise twists and turns, which I love. However, there is too much repetition. This character tells that character about a circumstance, and later, the reader reads yet another conversation about the same topic being discussed between two others. Nonetheless, the book is a worthy read, with quite a bit of romance and tracking a slippery killer(s). Discussion questions are included.
I have always enjoyed Kathy Herman's books, and this one was no exception. Filled with mystery and intrigue, The Right Call concludes this series. I was a little confused at first because for some reason when I finished the second book in this series, I thought that the baby's father was going to be in it, but then I realized I had him and Ethan confused. So, just a mix-up on my part...anyhow, Ethan is finally getting the romantic relationship that he wants, but murder is happening all around him. Drive by shootings of college students, young children and others...is anyone safe? The pressure is on for the police to find this killer and they seem to hit roadblocks every which way. Who is behind this and why are they doing it?This book has some really tough moments and it was one that I for sure did not want to put down... It deals with alot of tough family issues and the length some people will go to hide a secret. I am just thankful when I read this types of books that at least my family did not resort to murder to hide secrets. This ends on a sweet note to make you go "Awww..." and it will make you feel happy!