Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shattered Trust ~ J. Chris Richards

Shattered Trust 

Trust...given or earned?
As Officer Logan Taul’s nightstick plummets toward the teen’s arm, he sees the monster he has become reflected in the warped storefront window.

Thus begins his journey, back to the officer, man, and father he wants to be. Logan must face his own nature and insecurities and defy those who do not want him to succeed. His quest for redemption leads him to search for the family he deserted. Despite physical attacks on both himself and those he loves, and attempts to frame him, can he bring his family back together? Will he once more wear the badge in a position of trust?

My Review: Somewhere in his police career Logan Taul careened off the path of justice. He was no longer the officer upholding the law, but the one breaking it. He saw the monster he was one night when he and his partner rousted a troubled teen, and Logan decided to come clean.
He knew it would be rough, but he wanted to save his job, pay back the child support to the family he walked out on, and make things right. Logan implicated other officers and in turn they came close to taking his life and injuring his family.
Ms. Richards writes a provocative story relating the sometimes insurmountable odds of doing the right thing. When Office Taul hits rock bottom, he holds onto the truth and his beliefs. I stayed up way into the early morning to finish this one. I couldn’t put it down.

About the Author:  J. Chris Richards has been writing all her life for both herself and others. In her debut novel she combines her years as a police and Army wife with her belief anything is possible if people work together to fulfill God’s will for their lives. Chris is the founder of WAY – Words and Youth, conferences for teenage writers. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Words for the Journey. She enjoys speaking at writers conferences including the Colorado and Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conferences, Write to Publish and several one-day conferences. Her other hobbies include reading, needlework, and experimenting with painting and drawing. She spends time walking and hiking throughout her home state of Colorado with her husband, daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren as well as exploring the rest of the United States and other countries. Chris’ passion is to encourage and uplift others, especially writers and military/paramilitary spouses.

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