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The Last Word by Kathy Herman
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Oct 16, 09

Read in October, 2009

In this second book in the series Brill is caught in a situation that has stress coming at her from every direction, at work an ex-con is out to kill her but before he does that he wants to torture her by killing the policemen on her team first, her collage daughter returns home pregnant with a missing boyfriend, and her youngest daughter is still in the throws of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome from the story in the first book. How can she handle it all? Can she rely on God? Kathy has not disappointed us with this second book. Her characters are well developed and there is enough background included so you won't feel lost if you haven't read the first book of the series. She has really tuned in to the feelings that a middle child would have and the uncertainty resulting from finding herself pregnant and wondering what on earth to do and how to explain it to her Christian parents. Although it is a police drama, it isn't so much about the police department as about the woman who leads it. It shows that no matter what the job, there is a real person with real problems behind the title. This book is about a family and how they rise above terror through their faith and in the process witness to others. Very good read
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