Book Review & GIVEAWAY: The Right Wrong Thing by Ellen Kirschman

Good morning all my fellow bloggers && book lovers! 

I have another great book to share with you today and guess what?!

 It’s also a GIVEAWAY as well. so YAY!! I know how much you all love those! 😛 

So let’s get to it shall we?!

Product Name:

The Right Wrong Thing 

by Ellen Kirschman

About the Author:

[taken from her website]

I’ve been a police and public safety psychologist for thirty-plus years, before I had any gray hair. My work with first responders has taken me to four countries and twenty-two states. I’ve won several awards and in 2014 I was honored to receive the California Psychological Association’s award for distinguished contribution to psychology

I spend my time writing, teaching, and volunteering as a clinician at the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat for first responders. I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know was my first book and, to date, it has sold more than 100,000 copies. It’s available in Chinese and in Czech. I Love a Fire Fighter: What the Family Needs to Know came next, prompted by the tragic events of September 11th. Following that I wrote Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know, third in the “need to know” series, with Mark Kamena and Joel Fay, both of whom are retired cops.

On a more personal note, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, who is a photographer (he took the photos for all my books) and retired remodeling contractor. In my spare time I travel, cook, take water aerobics classes and occasionally plunk away on my ukelele. 

About the Book:

Officer Randy Spelling had always wanted to be a police officer, to follow in the footsteps of her brothers and her father. Not long after joining the force, she mistakenly shoots and kills Lakeisha Gibbs, a pregnant teenager. The community is outraged; Lakeisha’s family is vocal and vicious in their attacks against Spelling.  Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and filled with remorse, Randy is desperate to apologize to the girl’s family.  Everyone, including the police chief, warns her against this, but the young police officer will not be dissuaded.  Her attempt is catastrophic. Dr. Dot Meyerhoff, police psychologist, plunges herself into the investigation despite orders from the police chief to back off. Not only does the psychologist’s refusal to obey orders jeopardize her career, but her life as well, as she enlists unlikely allies and unconventional undercover work to expose the tangled net of Officer Spelling’s disastrous course.

My Review:

Can I just say WOW! This book is such an amazing read. So much suspense lurking around every corner and the way Randy has to overcome and face what she’s done is such an inspiring tale. This book really goes into detail about so many things we must deal with in our lives as well, such as: PTSD, Sexism, Racism, Police Brutality and so much more. It tugs at the heart and doesn’t let go. I was hooked from beginning to end. I have never read any of her other books but that defiantly will change now. As most of you know, books are my thing. I have so many at home and I just love to read, The best part about this book? It’s nothing like I’ve ever read before. I have read a lot of books and most of them have the same story line, predictable ending. This book kept me on my toes and just got into such detail without a lot of issues that kept me glued to the book. Also it is such an easy read. It’s not to long, nor too short. It was the perfect length for the story line. I would defiantly recommend this book to all my book lovers out there!

Are you interested in purchasing this book? 

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**I was given this Book for free by Oceanview Publishing for my absolute 100% opinion. I was in no way coerced into saying what I said or how I feel. My opinions are my own, and I will not recommend a product to viewers if I do not like it.**


  1. Becka M

    October 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Sounds like and awesome book. I love to read suspense! I am going to have to check it out.

  2. Chanel

    October 14, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    This sounds like a very interesting book and I am sure there are a lot of text-to-world connections as well!

  3. Bonnie Gowen

    October 13, 2015 at 12:30 am

    I love books that has suspense! I haven't read in a long time and really want to start reading again.

  4. Cynthia Wright

    October 12, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    This sounds like a really awesome read! I am in need of a good book, so this is right on time. Entering the giveaway now!

  5. Stephanie Pass

    October 12, 2015 at 3:50 am

    I love a good suspense novel, and this sounds like one. I'll definitely be looking for it on Kindle.

  6. Heather Jones

    October 12, 2015 at 1:17 am

    It does seem like it pulls at the heart strings and controversial topics. It sounds like a good book all around. I'm also very impressed with the author's credentials.

  7. I am Harriet

    October 11, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Those are some interesting topics that are covered. It does sound like it was an intriguing book to read.

  8. Pam

    October 11, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    This certainly sounds like an intense book! I love books that have lots of twists and make me think. This one sounds like it would do just that.

  9. Shabby Chic Boho

    October 11, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I love a good suspense, my favorite type of book. I'll have to check it out and possibly enter the giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy)

    October 11, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Suspense novels are the best because they keep you reading and wanting more. Great to hear you loved it, I'll need to look for it!

  11. MikiHope

    October 11, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I never heard of this author either but the way you described the book has me totally interested. I will be checking it out more and it is for sure going on my tbr list.

  12. Jennifer Juro

    October 11, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    This sounds like a book I would read!! I need to get back into reading more, I love a good suspense book.

  13. Alli Smith

    October 11, 2015 at 11:19 am

    This looks like my kind of book! I just finished a book and was looking for my next good read. I do think I've found it. Thanks.


    October 11, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Sounds like a great book! I love to read and am always in search of a good book to read. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Alex

    October 11, 2015 at 3:26 am

    This sounds like an awesome book! Like Carol said above, I've never heard of the author, but I love books that you can jump into and do not want to put down.

  16. Carol

    October 11, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Thanks for the review. I am very fond of suspense novels and haven't heard of this author.

  17. Masshole Mommy

    October 10, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    I love a good suspense novel. I have a trip coming up and I need a new book for it, so I think I just found the one I want.

Let me know what you think!