The meme is hosted by Reading at the Beach.
The rules are very simple: spotlight a book written by an author whose first or last name begins with the featured letter. Include the book cover, title and author, a synopsis, and link(s) to retailer(s). If it’s a book you’ve already reviewed, link to the review. Return to Reading at the Beach and leave a link in the comments.
This week’s letter is: J
This week pick: Janice Kay Johnson — The Man Behind Cop
From My Review: The Man Behind the Cop is an intense read. The book deals with domestic abuse and kidnapping. Both the main characters are in professions that deal with these issues on a daily basis.
Most of the story is told through the eyes of Bruce Walker, a homicide cop with the Seattle Police Department. Bruce participates in the Big Brother program and he is a mentor to twelve-year-old Trevor DeShon. He is also about to start teaching self-defense classes at a women’s mental health clinic where the heroine, Karin Jorgenson, works. (Go here to read more).
Why this book?: One of the first Superromances I ever read was one of Ms. Johnson’s. I really like her writing style. It was also one of my favorite reads of 2009. Note: Sometimes she’s listed as “Janice Johnson”.
Note: The link below is to Fantastic Fiction, which has a variety of purchase options (including on-line secondary markets) for the US and UK.
The Man Behind the Cop (Janice Kay Johnson) at Fantastic Fiction.