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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Drama, Diversity, and Mystery

When an experienced cop writes a police thriller, the result is awesome - at least in this case. Though I cannot speak to the for the authenticity of the action - but it did hold my attention.

When Carley Edwards is pulled off patrol, even after being cleared of t...
When an experienced cop writes a police thriller, the result is awesome - at least in this case. Though I cannot speak to the for the authenticity of the action - but it did hold my attention.

When Carley Edwards is pulled off patrol, even after being cleared of the shooting, she cannot but wonder why. At the same time, other questions continue to pop to the surface - the integrity of her fellow officers, a successful mayor is murdered, her mother's home is firebombed - it does not make any sense.

And in the midst of all this confusion Carley's faith, or rather the lack of it, is challenged.

Altogether it makes for a readable book that I could not put down - holding my interest as the best police drama on TV or at the theater can do. And when I got to the end of the book, I found I wanted more. And there will be more as Accused is the first in the "Pacific Coast Justice Series" being written by this author.

Throughout the book, Carley is encouraged to examine her faith. Finally, she is challenged to ask God to reveal himself. What does she have to lose - if He does not exist, then nothing has changed; and if He does, she would find her world turned upside down. In the course of the book she does exactly that - and her life is turned upside down.

Janice Cantore has done a good job of blending the drama of the police force, the diversity of life, and mystery of faith into an exciting and engaging novel - which should appeal to men and women from all walks of life.

This review is based on a free copy of the book provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.

posted by UpstateNYReader on October 23, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

They say "write what you know," and author Janice Cant

They say "write what you know," and author Janice Cantore definitely did that! After learning that Ms. Cantore served more than 2 decades as a cop, I decided to give this contemporary fiction novel (not generally my preferred genre) a try. And I'm glad I did! ...
They say "write what you know," and author Janice Cantore definitely did that! After learning that Ms. Cantore served more than 2 decades as a cop, I decided to give this contemporary fiction novel (not generally my preferred genre) a try. And I'm glad I did! I really enjoyed the reality and accuracy of this novel, which follows a few action-packed weeks of the fictional policewoman's life.
In the book, police detective Carly Edwards faces betrayal, mystery and corruption in both her personal and professional life, all of which causes her to question all she has previously believed and held true in her life.
Overall I enjoyed the story quite a bit, and the only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is that I felt there was a bit too much foreshadowing and a lot of the twists and turns were predictable. However, it was a very enjoyable read and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series when it comes out.
If you're intrigued by the world of law enforcement, enjoy stories of restoration and spiritual healing, or are just looking for a fun, interesting read, I would recommend this book to you!

posted by AlaskanTebowFan on June 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Religious book disguised as action

    Hi-
    I got about halfway through the book before the tone switched from fast action crime novel to religious preaching. I hadn't realized it was a Christian book. That was a bit of a turn off and I consider myself a Christian.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Don't waste the time

    1 star - it is mostly about religion than a murder mystery.
    Could not finish it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Too Overly Religious

    I had a hard time reading this book. It was less about the crime solving and more about the religious aspect. I am not bashing religion but I wish the description of this book had been more precise. It was way too religious for my liking.

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    Posted February 21, 2013

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