Sunday, April 3, 2011

Judgment Day by Wanda L. Dyson

Wanda Dyson has crafted a nice story based around our habit of instantly judging others. In Judgment Day, we are introduced to Suzanne Kidwell, a cable new anchor who enjoys stretching the facts as long as she gets the ratings.

She may have taken a step too far when her boyfriend ends up killed in a car accident intended to kill her, and the people around her end up murdered as well.

With a suspect list full of men who would want to see her show and life ended, it's up her Suzanne's ex-fiance, Marcus and his partner to investigate the killings.

This book isn't so much a "who-dun-it" but a "read and see how the characters figure it out" as you will learn the identity of the mastermind early and go along for the ride as Marcus, Suzanne and Alex piece the puzzle to an exciting climax.

Dyson does a great job developing these characters in order to keep the reader invested in the story even after the villain in identified.

It almost felt like I was watching one of those hour-long police procedurals on TV - knowing the bad guy but waiting to see how it would resolve.

The moral of this story? Don't be the instant judge. And that's ironic as the back cover includes a plot description that is different than the actual story.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing
Judgment Day: A Novel

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