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The Day of Reckoning (Baxter #2)

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  261 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
One man's hatred sets off a community crisis in a chilling page-turning read that is also startlingly inspirational. Textile magnate G. R. Logan lays off a thirty-year employee who dies weeks later, and the man's son means to make Logan pay. In her second novel in the dramatic Baxter series, Kathy Herman unleashes a kidnapper's unresolved anger and explores the honest dept ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 2nd 2002 by Multnomah (first published April 1st 2002)
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Chloé
Jul 16, 2013 Chloé rated it liked it
This book was alright. There were several things I found annoying and convenient, but overall not too bad of a read.

The main problem I have with Herman's writing style is that no matter who dies or who gets hurt in her books, everyone is perfectly fine by the end. It doesn't matter that Sherry, Rebecca, and Wayne are dead, everybody is perfectly fine. Just... NO. That WOULD NOT happen! Everything that happens in this book is very predictable. Wayne tells Rebecca he would rather kill himself than
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Tamara Tilley
Jan 23, 2016 Tamara Tilley rated it really liked it
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DAY OF RECKONING is the second novel in The Baxter Series by Kathy Herman. When the Logan Textile plant closed five years ago, it was upsetting to the community and its workers. Feeling betrayed by the young G.R. Logan, who closed the plant so he could using cheaper labor in Costa Rica and raise his revenue, someone decides he should be punished. When G.R.’s daughter and her best friend are kidnapped, the town is shocked. When they find out it’s payback for the plant closure, a mixture of feelin ...more
Ami
Jun 29, 2011 Ami rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was another one of my random choices from the library. I didn't realize it was a Christian book when I picked it up. I tried hard to not be turned off by all the obvious, preachy references, but the author made it harder and harder as the book progressed. Even considering myself quite a religious person, it's hard to imagine a real person talking to another real person and saying something like "All I know is I've put my life in Jesus' nail-scarred hands." Seriously? Who says that?
But that'
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Daniel
Dec 19, 2007 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Well, let me say that at first I was leery of reading this book, for a couple of reasons: 1) It was second in the series, and I hadn't read the first book; 2) I was worried it was going to be another cheesy Christian story that didn't seem to be real---and by real I mean have no semblance to real life. With that said let me say that I am glad that I read this book. It was very true to life. Both from a believers perspective to the secular side. Also, it was a stand alone book, that could be read ...more
Laura
Jun 30, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book much more than the first book in the Baxter series.

I really thought Herman did a good job of showing how God and pull us through nightmares that we perhaps would not be able to face without him.

The story of what happens to Taylor, Sherry, Rebeccah and Wayne is a great read. I thought that the characters were believable and the message was something that many can relate to.

I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
JoAnn
Sep 01, 2015 JoAnn rated it really liked it
The Day of Reckoning was one intense book. I enjoyed continuing to read about all the people of the town of Baxter. This story line of kidnapping was written in a very different, real and raw way. I will continue with this series, as Kathy Herman has become one of my favorite authors.
Judy Wise
Jul 16, 2011 Judy Wise rated it really liked it
Wow, what a story. This is written by a christian author, and it is about 2 young teenagers that are kidnapped and how it effects them and the small town where they live.

It started out with explanations and the middle was a little slow reading but the last several chapter I could not read fast enough.

Hint! You will need your hankies but you will also be glad you took the sime to read this book.

This is the second book in the Baxter Series. I did not read the first one and do not feel as though I
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Cassandra
Apr 02, 2011 Cassandra rated it it was amazing
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This is the second book I have read after stumbling ascross her section at the library and she has nailed both books fantastically. She is my new favorite author her stories are engaging, thought provoking and heart wrenching all at the same time.
Mary
Apr 30, 2013 Mary rated it really liked it
The upsetting but compelling story of two teen-aged girls who are kidnapped for revenge. Book two in the Baxter Series contains unfolding events that are unpredictable.
Dode Wessel
Aug 19, 2013 Dode Wessel rated it it was amazing
This book will make you think about whether you really live your fatith in ALL things...very motivating and quick moving plot...one of my favorites in the series
Pamela Leinenweaver
Jun 27, 2013 Pamela Leinenweaver rated it it was amazing
Awesome book so touching love these stories of how God guides and directs
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Best-selling suspense novelist Kathy Herman has written twenty novels—including the Secrets or Roux River Bayou Series, Sophie Trace Series, the Seaport Suspense Series, and the Phantom Hollow Series—since retiring from her family’s Christian bookstore business. She and her husband, Paul, have three grown children and live in Tyler, Texas.
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And waiting on Him my only choice,
A banner of faith I humbly raise
And offer a sacrifice of praise.
Though answers He may not impart,
Forever I can trust His heart.”
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