Thursday, November 3, 2011
Book Review - The Crossing
I recently read The Crossing by Serita Jakes. Wife and mother Claudia Campbell can't get over the traumatic incident that happened ten years earlier. A masked gunman jumped on a high school bus returning from a football game and killed her friend, cheerleading coach B.J. Remington and wounded Casio Hightower, a star football player that Claudia was dating.
The gunman was never found and Claudia lives in fear every day which is affecting every aspect of her life. District Attorney Victor Campbell (Claudia's husband) decides to reopen the case to try to find the killer with Casio's help.
I thought the plot was interesting and the book was fairly fast-paced. There was a good twist at the end when the killer is finally revealed and gives the reason for his actions. The only part that I was a little disappointed about was the storyline regarding Casio. What happened with him at the end seemed very abrupt and I thought there should have been more of a buildup or explanation of his actions. This book is a good read and I would recommend it. (Interesting to note: The author Serita Jakes is the wife of Bishop T.D. Jakes and I look forward to reading more of her work. )
Disclosure: I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Press in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.