Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Plenty of Twists! ~ To Write a Wrong by Robin Carroll ~ Review

Murder. Mystery. Deception. And the Deep South. You can up with a fairly intense plot with just these few elements.

            On a journey to right a wrong that has put a supposedly innocent man behind bars, Riley is taken into a world I don’t think she planned on entering. She is a determined reporter, intent on finding the truth and isn’t afraid to share it. Which gets her into trouble throughout the story.

            What captivated me the most in this novel and sets it apart from other mystery/thrillers, were the many subplots. Each character has their own story to tell and yet each part of their lives feeds into the main story. I don’t think there was probably a single scene without some form of character subtext filling the pages. Which is difficult to accomplish.

            The mystery takes on an unfamiliar twist, delving into the health care world of managed care. I thought the story line especially creative taking into consideration the research and imagination that was put into play to come up with a murder that didn’t just tackle one issue.

            As I mentioned, I think the different layers of this book, really set the story apart. I would definitely say this was a novel worth discovering for those who like a mystery with a romantic subplot, but also for the readers looking for something different. I was pleased with my latest novel find!

            This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through Netgalley for my early release to review.

More about the novel...

In Angola State Penitentiary, a man is serving time for a crime he didn’t commit. Riley Baxter is an eager reporter desperate for a story to make a name for herself. When she stumbles upon the daughter of the incarcerated man, Riley sees a little too much of herself in the teen, and vows to help prove her father’s innocence.

At the same time, Hayden Simpson has his hands full with keeping his little sister in line, worrying about his job as Police Commissioner, and dealing with his past emotional baggage. The last thing he needs is someone blowing the lid off his emotional bucket. But when Riley Baxter storms into his life, struggling to understand why God would let bad things happen to good people, Hayden has no choice but to follow his heart.

Now, Riley and Hayden must work together to uncover the truth of the past . . . before someone shuts Riley up for good.


  1. Replies
    1. I can always count on you for a comment, Melissa. Countin' the days until I get to hug your neck! :)

  2. I read this and enjoyed it very much. I like Robin Carroll's writing. Great review Casey!

    1. This is my first try and I'm very pleased with what I found. :)

    2. You have to read the first one in the series! Yes, they can be stand alone's I guess, but the first one Injustice For All kind of introduces most of the characters. I'm loving the series!

  3. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the review - I'm adding it to my To-Read list!


    1. LOL--hope you enjoy! It just released, so it's a hot-off-the-press title!

  4. Casey, this one sounds really good. I like Robin Carrol's style too.

    1. I'm thinking I'll probably have to check out more as I'm able. :)


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