A Review – Poison Town (The Crittendon Files) by Creston Mapes

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About this book – Poison Town

There’s More Than One Kind of Poison in This 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.

My Review

To say this book was action packed would be an understatement. Soon after the story began so did the action and it didn’t end to the final pages. I enjoyed the main characters in Pamela and Jack, but my favorite was probably Jack’s coworker, Derrick. Watching him struggle with his fear and his desire to do the right thing was fun. As a typical David C.  Cook published book there is a strong spiritual message along with a good story. In this story it’s the importance of forgiveness and trusting.

I’m generally not a fan of this type of plot with the little guy fighting big corporate, but I liked the Randall family, especially Travis. He was the rock to held the family together. In some ways I enjoyed the secondary plots more than the main. The storyline with Pam and her mom as well as the storyline with Jack and Granger.

This is the second book in a series, but I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. The author gives enough backstory to know that Pamela Crittendon was kidnapped and her kidnapper is now out of jail. This story easily stands on its own.

Disclaimer: I  receive this book from the publisher through netgalley.com. I was under no obligation to give anything other than my honest opinion.


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