Book Review: Private Justice

8 May

21757_w185Staying together had seemed impossible. Now it’s their only hope. A dark shadow of fear has fallen over Newpointe, Louisiana. First one, then another of the town firemen’s wives has been murdered, and a third has barely escaped an attempt on her life. Incredible as it seems, a serial killer is stalking this sleepy little southern community. And Mark Branning’s wife may be next on the list. Mark is determined to protect her. But keeping Allie alive won’t be easy―not with their marriage already dying a bitter death. Unless they renew their commitment to each other and to God, someone else may settle their problems … permanently. And time to decide is running out.




3b64ccae-5931-4a39-9e95-283436c74f10Terri Blackstock has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, The SunCoast Chronicles, Restoration, and Moonlighters.


My Impressions:

Private Justice (published in 1998) by Terri Blackstock might be an oldie, but it is still a goodie! The first book in her NewPointe 911 series, it was chosen as a group read for a FB group I belong to. It is vintage Blackstock with fast-paced, page-turning suspense and a strong faith message. I have read a lot of her novels, but have not read this series. But I intend to fix that soon — the rest of the series is now on my TBR list. Have you read this book? Let me know what you thought.

The wives of firefighters are being targeted in NewPointe, Louisiana. The small, North Shore town is rocked by the attacks on its citizens as the police scramble to find the serial killer. Allie and Mark Branning, though separated, come back together to keep Allie safe. But the killer has targeted Allie and won’t give up until he/she is successful.

Blackstock explores the concept of being in the world versus of the world in Private Justice. Those who are Christians often find it difficult to maintain purity and integrity amid the temptations of a fallen world. And the world is full of traps. The two main characters, Allie and Mark, have to deal with feelings of betrayal, misunderstanding and emotional infidelity. The threat to their lives makes them confront the threat to their marriage. Blackstock created this series to highlight the work and sacrifice of first responders, and the reader gets an up close look at what goes on behind the scenes in both their personal and professional lives.

Private Justice is a good novel to start with if you have not read Blackstock before. Or if you are a long time fan, but haven’t read it yet, you won’t be disappointed.


Great for Book Clubs.

Audience: adults. 

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(I purchased this book for my Kindle. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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