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?!
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.
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!
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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.**