BOOK #1 IN THE ANGEL CALLING SERIES
Independence Day, 4th July, 1976 - Thirteen-year-old Christine Conroy mysteriously vanishes from her back yard in a small country town in North Western USA. Folks think Christine has run away to Hollywood as she threatened, but people who know what really happened are determined to hide the truth.
Forty years later, Justice Smith is commissioned to find her body and her murderer - not an easy task after so much time has elapsed. Luckily for him, he has a secret weapon - Justice Smith is a Warrior Angel!
Sent down to Earth to seek justice for those that can't, Justice uncovers a deadly secret - the bodies of several young girls. A serial killer has gone undetected, living among a small community for four decades.
To complicate matters further, Justice has a mortal connection to the prime suspect’s daughter Andi. He finds himself teaming up with an unlikely ally and while working together to uncover the truth, he crosses the boundary to break the heavenly rules for a forbidden love. Will the price he has to pay be too high?
About the Author
After accepting a voluntary redundancy from her workplace, she decided to take on the thrill of writing. And she hasn't looked back.
In her downtime Georgia loves to read, watch TV shows and movies, swim, do crafts and get into the garden as it's so therapeutic. She and her husband also enjoy travelling and are planning a big trip to the 'Red Centre' this year.
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Justice by Georgia Tingley is a paranormal romance that brings Heaven down to Earth. Our main character, Justice, is a messenger of God who helps humans when they fail to find, well, justice. Of course, God doesn’t exactly make it easy for the angel. Justice has to blend in among the humans and solve crimes much like any other private eye. The only difference is that sometimes he’s allowed to use angelic persuasion, a power that allows him to pry the truth from most. With this power and his charming good looks, he has been tasked with solving the mystery of a thirteen-year-old girl by the name of Christine Conroy. By the time Justice shows up, Christine has been dead for over forty years. The novel follows Justice as he traverses the tiny town and uncovers the truth police were unable to find. Of course, by doing so, Justice steps on some toes and even finds love along the way. This mix is rather interesting. Often, romance novels are only concerned with showing the reader how head over heels in love the protagonist is. I applaud Tingley for actually taking the time to build a mystery and doing her research. By doing so she supplies her readers with a bit more substance than just kisses and pillow talk. It is apparent that she took her time to make the crime and its investigation as authentic as possible. I can tell that she had it mapped out somewhere but she failed to execute it properly. It did not pack the punch I expected it to. She sets up the novel like an episode of Criminal Minds where you know who done it but then the show works to show you why. This why is missing from the novel. Yes, Tingley gives us an explanation and it's in line with the paranormal genre she’s writing but it seemed like such a cop-out, at least in my opinion. In addition to a few clichés, there were also certain parts of the storyline that felt contrived for convenience’s sake. It felt like Tingley was forcing the plot to work instead of letting the story speak for itself. Had these kinks been ironed out before publishing, I think this would have been a fantastic book. I think the main problem might have been the romantic element. It was good and spicy, with just enough taken out to keep my imagination working at full throttle. But, like most romances, it was unbelievable and horribly fast-paced. I’m sorry but no one falls in love that quickly, no matter the circumstances. That aside, the actual writing was heartwarming and uplifting to read. Any girl would be lucky to have a guy like Justice by their side. He’s funny, polite, and incredibly sexy. That’s all well and good but when he’s in a relationship, he shouldn’t be the be all end be all of his partner’s life. Unfortunately, for the female protagonist, she revolves around Justice like the Earth to the sun. I would have loved to see a bit more character development on her part and for most of the cast. The novel’s majority is written from Justice’s point of view. There is nothing wrong with this approach so long as it doesn’t sacrifice the depth of the other characters. Unlike Criminal Minds, we never really get a taste for people’s motives. Tingley provides us with a nibble but its certainly not the full-course meal meant to satisfy my appetite. For the most part, characters are nothing more than cardboard cutouts of Justice’s judgment. I would have loved to get inside of their heads and see them the way Tingley saw them but as it stands, they just don’t translate well onto paper.
Christine Conroy goes missing from her backyard. For years her case is considered cold, and nothing on her is found, no body, no evidence, nothing. Now, 40 years later, Justice comes into town, and he is just the man for the job. He's a private investigator and ANGEL. It's his job, his mission, to bring justice for those that need it. Justice was a fantastic story. It was profoundly engaging and full of mystery. Justice is an Angel, literally sent from above, to bring justice for Christine. He knows who did the crime it's just up to him to prove it. He also has another mission, to be there for someone who genuinely needs it. This story was awesomely written. I stay away from books with the angel/demon type stuff, because they have just never been my thing. Every one I have ever read just wasn't to my liking, but I am so glad I got this book. It was action-packed. It had mystery. It was sad and funny. It also had a touch of romance, which was a surprise to me, but it made me love the story even more. I loved the characters. Justice was just excellent; he was kind and gentle while still being tough. Andi, had a such a sad story and it was hard not to fall in love with her as a character. The storyline was very heartwrenching and maddening. Honestly, this book was a 10, but I can only give it 5. The story is written well. It had great characters. It had a great storyline. It was just GREAT! I can not wait until the next book in this series!!!!