Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Title: JUDGMENT DAY
Author: Wanda L. Dyson
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Suzanne Kidwell is an investigative reporter who doesn’t care too much about the facts—just the sensationalism that her story brings. When two teenage girls allegedly run away from home, but when she talks to one police officer she finds out that the principal of the school has porn on his computer. To Suzanne, that is enough to ruin the man’s reputation, and she goes full forth. And when the principal commits suicide, to Suzanne that is further proof of his guilt.
Suzanne’s boyfriend, Guy, seems an upstanding, kind man, but when he offers to take Suzanne’s car into the garage for her car troubles, the car accelerates and ends up killing him. She finds out later that the car problems had been planted to kill her…
Now, facing law suits for her shoddy investigations, and a dead body she’s being framed for on her living room floor, Suzanne is desperate. And the only person she can possibly find who might help is her ex-boyfriend, Marcus Crisp—the man she betrayed in college.
I’ve read one of Ms. Dyson’s books before and really liked the book, but to me JUDGMENT DAY didn’t live up to the standards of the other book I’ve read. The story jumped from place to place and person to person with no real grounding of where we were, or what was happening. It was disjointed at best.
Still, the story is intriguing, and I had to keep reading to find out what happens to Suzanne. I never did really grow to care for her, but I was intrigued by the mess she managed to get herself into and wondered if she’d be able to find her way out. This is a suspense with some good parts, and it will keep your interest. $13.99. 340 pages.