The Real Enemy by Kathy Hermann

Leah Courtney
The Real Enemy (Sophie Trace Trilogy, Book 1)

The Real Enemy, a Christian fiction, suspense novel, was a Kindle freebie that I recently enjoyed. 

This was the first in a series of novels that take place in Sophie Trace, a small town in Tennessee.  Brill Jessup is a police detective that moves her family to a small town to escape big city life for a while.  She is hoping that the change of scenery will be good for their nine year old daughter who is dealing with the strain in her parents marriage caused by her father's unfaithfulness.  While Kurt, Brill's husband tries to restore their marriage and rebuild his wife's trust, Brill refuses to offer forgiveness and deal with her own bitterness.  Besides the drama in their personal life, Brill is dealing with plenty of drama in their town as a new gang surfaces and a series of unusual kidnappings occur.

This was a semi-interesting book.  I was glad it was free.  After a rather slow start, the suspense kept my attention.  I didn't like the whole relationship things between Brill and Kurt.  Her bitterness and mean-spirited attitude was hard to read.  Even though things are somewhat resolved by the end of the book, I felt that there were some things that should have been dealt with that weren't.

I don't think I'll be looking for the rest of the series, but it wasn't bad for a free read.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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