The Right Call: A Novel

The Right Call: A Novel

by Kathy Herman
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The Right Call: A Novel by Kathy Herman

It’s summer in Sophie Trace, and Ethan Langley has returned home from college, eager to grow his friendship with Vanessa Jessup and her infant son, Carter. And Vanessa’s parents, Police Chief Brill Jessup and her husband, Kurt, approve: Ethan is thoughtful, kind, hard-working, and ambitious.

Before Ethan has time to settle in, a series of random shootings leaves someone he loves dead. The police have no suspects. While Ethan scrambles to make sense of it, a coworker takes him aside and divulges a shocking secret that could break the case—but would imperil the lives of those Ethan’s come to love. Then when the coworker is discovered dead, Ethan is pulled still deeper into the mystery. Going to the police with what he knows endangers Vanessa and Carter ... yet not telling them is just as dangerous. He’s been dealt a risky hand in a game for which he doesn’t know the rules. Will he make the right call?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781404280
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Series: Sophie Trace Trilogy , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 253,852
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Best-selling suspense novelist Kathy Herman has written fourteen novels since retiring from her family’s Christian bookstore business. Kathy and her husband, Paul, have three grown children and five grandchildren and live in Tyler, Texas. 

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onedesertrose More than 1 year ago
Kathy Herman's book, The Right Call, the third book of the Sophie Trace Trilogy, which also includes The Real Enemy and The Last Word, picks right up with another thrilling, dangerous episode that includes Police Chief Brill Jessup, which ultimately endangers her family and her daughter's boyfriend, Ethan. If you have read the previous two books, you are well-acquainted with the well-rounded, in-depth issues and characters of the Jessup family. The Right Call drives you right into the center of murder by hire, random shootings, greed, addiction, deeply held secrets, and poor choices made by some of her characters, affecting whole town of Sophie Trace. Ethan learns of details behind the deaths of five people that could break open the case. However, his decision to disclose this information will affect the lives of others and maybe even himself. Even if he doesn't disclose the information, other lives are still at stake. His walk with the Lord gives him insights and wisdom of what to do in this deadly situation. Kathy's novel will show you that we are all addicted to something, and what or Who we choose to follow will make all the difference in the world. Choices we make do not just affect just ourselves-there's a ripple effect of consequences that incorporates others around us. The importance of a relationship with God, so that you can call on Him for wisdom and direction in making decisions in difficult situations, is one of the main insights gleaned from this book. I highly recommend the whole series. This book was provided free by Audra of The B & B Media Group, Inc., for my honest review of the book. No monetary incentives were received to gain a positive review by myself.
rmattos More than 1 year ago
This is a mistery/christian book written by Kathy Herman in 2010. It was published by David C.Cook also in 2010 and The B&B Media Group was kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through their blogger book review program. This is the third book of a series called Sophie Trace Trilogy. The history develops in a city close to the Great Smoky Mountains named Sophie Trace. Our Hero, Ethan Langley, returns from college to spend his summer vacation with his family, and he is willing to see where his friendship with Vanessa Jessup (daughter of police chief Brill Jessup) might lead. But a series of events will shake his world and he will face a hard decision. He can either help the authorities supplying information that will help them breaking a shooting case but at the cost of endangering the life of his loved ones, or he can chose a path that is also equally dangerous. Will he make the right call? Although I did not read the first two books of this trilogy, the history holds as a stand alone history. But having liked the style of the author, I am eager to read the first two books of this series. The book goes deep into the problem of addictions, as mentioned by the theme of the book, a passage from 2 Peter 2:19b: "A man is a slave to whatever has mastered him". For our history, some addictions are to gambling, lying, smoking etc. In general, this is a very easy reading book (it took me about 13 hours to read it), very entertaining and with an excellent plot. If you enjoy a good suspense, this book is for you.
bp0602 More than 1 year ago
I finished book #3 of the Sophie Trace Trilogy The Right Call by Kathy Herman from David C Cook. After reading the first two books in this series, I had been looking forward to number three! Ethan Langley is back to Sophie Trace to work for the summer with his uncle to save money to pay for college and also see where his friendship with Vanessa Jessup, daughter of police chief Brill Jessup, might lead. About the time he gets back in town there are several murders, including the death of Ethan's cousin Drew. One of Ethan's coworkers shares some private knowledge with him regarding the shootings. Ethan must decide if he should share the information with Brill even though it could endanger both Vanessa and her son Carter. This was another wonderful book from author Kathy Herman. This is a great series. I feel like the characters are real people I know, and I look forward to finding out more about these characters in the next series she is writing now. Thank you to Audra at David C Cook publishers for sending me this book as part of their blogger book review program. Thank you also to the author.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Sophie Trace, Tennessee, Ethan Langley is home for the summer from the University of Memphis and looks forward to seeing the woman he loves his friend Vanessa Jessup and her infant son, Carter. However, before Ethan can say hello, a murder shooting at Stanton College leaves his cousin Drew's roommate, Tal Davison dead. Drew tried to save his roommate with mouth to mouth and is traumatized by the incident. Vanessa's mom Police Chief Brill Jessup investigates, but no suspect surfaces. Not long after that the killer murders Drew leaving Ethan traumatized. Meanwhile to move on past his grief, Ethan focuses on Vanessa until a co-worker from last summer Stedman Reeves seems sympathetic to his loss. However, a panicked Stedman tells Ethan he believes the Police Chief will arrest him for the homicides as he made several bad decisions in life and is being set up to take the fall. He wants to believe the man but the evidence is overwhelming until someone targets him, Vanessa and Carter to ensure he never provides information to the Police Chief. The third Sophie Trace inspirational tale is a fast-paced police procedural starring Ethan who struggles with making The Right Call, which is not easy to decide what it is though he turns to the wisdom of the Lord to guide him through his perilous trek and his grief. Fast-paced, readers will relish this strong Christian murder mystery while also seeking Brill's two previous cases (see The Real Enemy and The Last Word) Harriet Klausner
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Stedman Reeves leaned against a massive oak tree on the hazy hillside and looked out across Stanton Valley, painfully aware that if he went through with Grant Wolski's deal, he would end up in hell. And if he didn't, his life would seem like hell. What kind of choice was that? He heard a twig crack behind him and let out a sigh of self-loathing. Grant came and stood next to him. "Not having second thoughts, are you?" "Look, if you'd be patient, I could get the money -" "I need it now." "I can't just scrape up that kind of cash overnight." "Then you shouldn't play poker with the big boys." Grant locked gazes with him. "I'm offering you a gift, man. If I were you I'd take it." Some gift. This begins a great Christian suspense novel "The Right Call" by Kathy Herman, that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. I was provided with the opportunity to review this book from B & B Media Group and would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves fiction suspense genre books. If you would like more information on this book including where to purchase your own copy, please click on the link provided below. The Right Call by Kathy Herman David C Cook/March 1, 2010/ISBN: 978-1-4347-6784-4/352 pages/softcover/$14.99 ~