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May 15, 2013

OUT FOR JUSTICE by Vicki M.Taylor

OUT FOR JUSTICE                     4 STARS


Award winning author, Vicki M. Taylor writes dramatic fiction with strong, unforgettable women characters.
She attacks the hard issues and brings them to the forefront with a deftness that outshines most other authors. Her ability to sink her teeth into these headline issues and pull the reader into the story makes her one of the best authors of this new century.

No issue is too controversial for Vicki. Murder, teenage suicide, domestic violence and more, you'll find her stories not only give you the harsh realities of the character's life but she wraps you up in their private emotional lives as well -- daring you to not care, not feel, not read.

Rookie Detective Karen  Sykes is out to prove she is good at her job, finding justice for the darkness in her past through law enforcement. She gets her first chance to shine with a case that hits a little too close to home. Like her younger sister, a four-year-old boy, has been brutally murdered.  The case pairs her with Mike Connelly, an attractive crime scene technician, and sparks fly between the two of them. Mike resists the attraction and only adds more emotional conflict to the case.

When her partner becomes the latest victim and ends up in the hospital near death, Karen sets out to find the murderer before he hurts anyone else. Only the case gets trickier when the murder suspect ends up dead, leaving new clues to the real killer. Finding comfort in Mike's support, their relationship heats up, but so does the investigation. The killer has a plan. One that involves a Cat and Mouse game of hide and seek inside the hospital, where her partner struggles for his life. Karen discovers it takes more than catching a killer to make the pain of her past go away. It also takes opening her heart and learning to trust in others.

After a four year old is murdered, the investigation begins.  There are two lead detectives. Karen Sykes is new to the homicide division but her partner, Sam Anderson is a seasoned detective.  Karen wants to prove herself.  She keeps remembering her sister when she was abducted and murdered.  She knows she has a lot to learn. She is bound and determined to find the little one's killer.

Some of the most important clues as to who the killer is  comes from the Crime Scene Techs Susan Parker and Mike Connelly.

Kelly and Mark Hunt are the grieving parents.  The mother is very upset and the father is on the defense.
The author shows the mother's point of view throughout the book.  The author brings forth that Kelly had been a domestic abuse victim.
Friends and neighbors and even strangers offer to pay for the funeral and help out the family.  Mark, the father, jumps at the offers, but not for the funeral or the family, but for himself.
He had spent years beating his wife while their two daughters watched. Kelly made a wise decision when she left her husband and went to a shelter
The author, Ms. Taylor didn't for a minute leave any clues as to the killer.I liked this book but the romance didn't seem right for this book.  The book was very well written with characters that were described as strong real women in real situations. Some sensitive
issues were brought forth. I thought the way she  gives the  reader some of the harsh realities of life makes the book more interesting.  Sometimes we hide from reality when it becomes too real.  At times you may want to put the book away because you begin to feel for the characters.  This book is extremely good.  We sometimes need a wake up to put us back to reality.
I would give this book 4 STARS
I received this complimentary copy of OUT FOR JUSTICE from the author, Vicki M. Taylor for this unbiased review.

1 comment:

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Gayle, thank you so much for the wonderful review. I truly appreciate it. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.