‘Innocent’ is book #2 of the Beckett Series. If you missed reading the first one you missed out on most of the foundation of the characters of this series. They are described briefly here but you miss the full effect.
This novel leaves off at the last of Book #1 then delves into the traumatic experiences of Jessica (youngest of the Beckett family). Being a High School teacher, you wouldn’t think there would be that much to fear. Unfortunately, in today’s society, that is not the case. (I really admire High School teachers who actually try to teach.)
In this second of the series, several of the characters in the first series reappear. Some who were more in the background are now in the forefront. Jessica is “tried” almost to her limit of self-control. The strength and independence, inherent in the characters if this Beckett family, is truly challenged. Will Jessica “pull through’? Can she stick to her integrity without losing everything? Will her stubbornness win or will the tenacity of other’s win?
This story is very realistic. It progresses in a steady flow. There are very few areas it lulls at all. This is unbelievably better than Mary’s first book. CSI could get a great plot idea from this.
‘Innocent’ portrays strong family bonds and trust. There is much suspense and mystery. It keeps the reader not really knowing what the outcome will be. Will everyone turn against Jessica? Will her family continue to support and believe in her? These are strong questions as the book moves along. Will the best friend/partner of her brother “throw in the towel” on her case? This story portrays the need for occasional sacrifice to accomplish future tasks.
These are just few main topics of the story.
There is some sex scenes and way too much profanity for me. However, these are my standards and not to be forced on others.
This book receives a strong Four Stars rating on overall content.
The author generously sent the series to me for an honest review, of which I have given.
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