Friday, March 24, 2017

"Shades of Truth" by Sandra Orchard

About this book:


  Big city detective Ethan Reed is working deep undercover at a Christian youth detention center. The kind of place he spent some harrowing time in as a kid. Ethan’s mission: ferret out who’s recruiting resident teens for a drug ring. He expects help from the lovely, devoted director of Hope Manor. But Kim Corbett won’t tell Ethan anything— even when she’s threatened and attacked. When Ethan discovers what Kim is protecting, his guarded heart opens just a bit wider. Enough to make this the most dangerous assignment of his career.”

Series: Part of the Love Inspired Suspense line, Book #2 in the mini-series “Undercover Cops”. Review of Book #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- Isaiah 65:17 at the beginning; Scriptures are quoted & remembered; A mini-sermon; Many Prayers; Many talks about God & forgiveness; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God, peace & forgiveness; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of those & events in the Bible; Mentions of churches, church going & youth group; Mentions of devote Christians & believing; A couple mentions of Bible reading; A couple mentions of Heaven; A couple mentions of a preacher-warden; A mention of being blessed; A mention of getting religion;
*Note: A couple mentions of the devil.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two ‘crap’s, three forms of ‘screw/screw up’, and five forms of ‘stupid’; Mentions of curses & slurs (said, not written); Sarcasm & Eye rolling; All about mentions of a drugs, drug ring, drug dealing, gangs, users, fighting, overdoses, injections & deaths (up to semi-detailed); Blood, pain, injuries, screaming, been drugged, being kidnapped, gunfire, a knife & a gun (up to semi-detailed); Threats of killing; Many mentions of jail, parole, prison, detention centers, felons & offenders; Mentions of deaths, bodies, murders & victims; Mentions of a suicide watch and suicides (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a suicide attempt; Mentions of abuse, beatings & a husband beating his wife and son; Mentions of threats of killing; Mentions of hatred & vandalism (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of bullets, gunshots, shooters, been shot & shooting (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of knifes, scars & a dirty cop; Mentions of a hit-and-run, screams, reckless driving, accidents & injuries; Mentions of injuries, pain and blood; Mentions of getting drunk and accidents (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a party with drugs & stoned teens; Mentions of smoking & cigarettes; Mentions of a robbery; Mentions of blackmail; Mentions of tattoos & piercing; Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of rumors; A few mentions of stealing; A few mentions of sick graffiti; A few mentions of a bully; A few mentions of coyotes getting a rabbit (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of highs; A couple mentions of beer cans; A mention of a drowning child.

Sexual Content- a thumb-to-lips touch, a hand kiss, an almost kiss, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss & two semi-detailed kisses; Remembering an almost kiss & a kiss (up to semi-detailed); Wanting to kiss & be kissed; Touches, Embraces, Warmth & Butterflies (up to semi-detailed); Noticing & Smelling; Mentions of touches (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of blushes; Mentions of dates, dating, boyfriends, exes & a cheater; A few mentions of crushes; A few mentions of jealousy; A mention of a roofie (the girl doesn’t seem to be assaulted); A mention of a romance novel; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Kim Corbett
-Ethan Reed
                                         P.O.V. switches between them
                                                     217 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{Add ½ for older girl interested in Law Enforcement.}
This wasn’t a light read by any means, but I did enjoy it. It’s not my favorite book by Sandra Orchard, but I liked it more than the first book in this mini-series. I am looking forward to reading (& reviewing) the third book in this series though! :)

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

No comments:

Post a Comment