Title: Fallen From Grace (Spirit of Grace #2)
Author Name: Adrian J. Smith
Publication Date & Length: June 1, 2015 – 260pgs
Parables and riddles can’t undo the confusion Deputy Grace Halling experiences after her close call with death. Each morning she wakes up, puts on a uniform that feels far more like a target, and goes out to enforce the laws and protect the innocent. While her comrades in blue are murdered one by one with each passing month, Grace pushes for a call to action from her Captain. Her worst fear has become a reality.
Grace doesn’t know if she’s next.
Quite a dark brooding novel. The main character portraying almost the role of an anti hero. Grace has nearly as many flaws in her character as she has commendable traits. These flaws make Grace a very believable person, one you know you can trust yet fear equally.
This novel certainly brings home the difficulties and heart breaks of being a police officer at the same time as being a compelling novel. The first few chapters do not appear to flow together seemingly disjointed, however as the novel proceeds you see that the chapters represent how Grace is feeling. As the plot continues to unfold the consistency become apparent.
The dark unknown fear of what is happening to police officers is kept in the background. This makes this novel quite unique, the mystery appearing secondary to life on the police force and the evolution of Grace.
Sections of the book are quite spiritual and although relevant do at times seem a little excessive.
The ending was so apt and in keeping with the rest of this novel,it certainly leaves the reading hoping for more. A thoroughly engrossing novel that can be enjoyed by those seeking mystery, suspense and life like characters.
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Adrian J. Smith, or “AJ” as she is often called, is a part-time writer with an epic imagination, sharp wit, and kind heart that gets her into a bit of trouble when it comes to taking in all the neighborhood stray cats. Being obsessed with science fiction, Smith often goes off on tangents about the space-time continuum. She is also a part-time lunatic with a secretive past. It’s been rumored that she was once a spy for the government, but anyone who has gotten close enough to know the truth has never lived to tell the tale. When traveling around the world on various classified tasks, Smith requires the following be provided: buffalo jerky, mimosas, and eighty-six pennies. This is all we know about the reclusive woman.
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