Honor thy father and thy mother.
Stress is a constant in Detective Miriam Rome’s life due to her heavy caseload. Now she’s facing an especially gruesome crime: a pediatrician’s wife has been brutally murdered, and a Bible verse written in her blood is found at the scene. As the tranquil city of Union Park, Texas, is left reeling, Detective Rome pursues every possible lead in her search for the murderer.
When a second slaying—and second bloody quote—seems to confirm that a serial killer is at large, Rome is forced to turn to her former partner for his particular insight. Father Augustine Treece had walked away from police work, but now Rome’s request has drawn him back into the grisly world he thought he’d left behind.
Working to stay ahead of the murders, Detective Rome and Father Treece must forgive their past to protect the next victim…a task that tests Rome’s limits when the killer hits too close to home.
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I had to read the first chapter of Rite of Wrongs twice, just to be sure that what I thought I had read was really what I read. I'll be the first to admit that I was a bit apprehensive about the book after that first chapter. I'm not one who likes a lot of gore and bloody scenes, but I continued on with the book. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the book read. While the images were a bit disturbing, the words on the page seemed to make it all right in my mind. The story is about a series of serial killings, all linked together with a common denominator. The story is developed quite well, and the characters are described in such a way that it sucks you into their world. I have to admit that by the end of the book, I really liked each of the characters for who they were. I can easily recommend this book to others. I received a copy of this book as part of a giveaway from Goodreads. The opinions expressed solely belong to me and are my honest and unbiased opinions.
WOW!! Mica Stone keeps the pages turning in Rite of Wrong! Reserve some time when you pick this one up, AND YOU WILL PICK THIS ONE UP, because once you start, you will not be able to put it down. One man's idea of justice is another's idea of MURDER. Setting out to "rite" the wrongs he feels he has suffered, one man murders people with his idea of Biblical justice for the wrong they did.
It starts with a doctor's wife. She's found at home, throat cut, with a biblical verse painted in blood written across the wall. Detective Miriam Rome and her partner have been called in to investigate. A second victim is found with another biblical quote. Rome has a lot on her plate, but with a serial killer on the loose, everything becomes secondary to finding the person responsible. Rome's boss instructs her to contact Father Augustine Treece for a profile regarding the biblical quotes. Father Treece was once a cop .. and the love of Rome's life. When he killed a man in the line of duty to save her life, he turned in his gun and badge and walked away without another word. Working with Treece is hard enough, but the killer has left no clues, no evidence, and there is seemingly no links between the victims. Book Blurb: Working to stay ahead of the murders, Detective Rome and Father Treece must forgive their past to protect the next victim…a task that tests Rome’s limits when the killer hits too close to home. I thought this was a terrific read. The characters are finely drawn with lots of back story. The author has paid attention to all the little details that bring a character to life for the reader. Miriam Rome is a woman with issues. She's worked hard to get to where she is professionally, but its cause a rift among her family. Brother and sister are alcoholics, sister has children, which her mother seems to think is the end all. Rome has never married ... her mother and father's marriage has soured her on that idea .. and although she loves her nieces and nephews, she will not bring a child into this world. She has unresolved trust issues. But she's good at her job .. and her job is her life. Treece walked away from her 5 years previously. There was never any closure to the relationship with Rome, and for that he's still sorry ... not that he joined the priesthood, but that he didn't end his old life before starting the new one. Needless to say, lots of tension between the two when having to work together. It was 'fun' to watch Rome, Treece, and her team pick at a thread and follow it to a satisfying conclusion. There is nothing to suggest it, but I would LOVE to see this develop into a series. Many, many thanks to the author / Thomas & Mercer / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.