Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Book Review - Poison Town


People are sick and dying. Rumors are swirling. Some claim chemicals leaking from a manufacturing plant are causing the cancer that's crippling people on the poor side of Trenton City, Ohio. Yet nothing at the plant appears amiss. The problem remains a mystery until reporter Jack Crittendon's long-time mechanic falls ill and he investigates. Soon Jack becomes engulfed in a smokescreen of lies, setups, greed, and scandal. The deeper he digs, the more toxic the corruption he uncovers. As he faces off with the big-time players behind the scenes and tries to beat the clock before more people die, he realizes the chillingly unthinkable--he knows too much.


This book is full of intrigue, mystery, and corruption! From the beginning, you're aware that something is very wrong in this town and that it's going to be a crazy ride as you read through this story. Sad, sick, and just evil are some of the words I would use about the wrong doing and cover-ups that are in this story.

Jack is an investigative reporter that has heard about people getting sick in the town from the factory in town, but it's really only when his mechanic gets sick that he really starts to investigate. As he starts digging through everything and investigating, he starts to see how truly deep the cover-ups are. If you enjoy stories of big companies feeling they have so much power over the town where they employ the people, that they are untouchable, you'll enjoy this one. It's wonderful to see the "little people" exposing the corruption!

There are some wonderful characters in this book that I really enjoyed. There's also a wonderful underlying faith journey that includes the struggle with forgiveness and how it affects relationships.

This is a second book of a series, however, I wasn't lost at all regarding the story line and, in fact, it just made me want to read the first book because I enjoyed this one so much. I believe you'll just love this book as much as I did!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by David C. Cook

Blessings - Julie

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