Image of Derailed (Windy City Neighbors)


Image of Derailed (Windy City Neighbors)

The second book in the Jacksons’ Windy City Neighbors series is a well-written disappointment. It is a retelling of the first novel from a different character, Harry Bentley’s, point of view. Though it’s not the authors’ intention, it falls flat because readers already know what is going to happen. The original suspense is removed, but touching moments and spiritual depth elevate the tale.

As Esther and Harry Bentley move from their tiny apartment into a larger home, they decide that Harry needs to return to work in order for them to afford the payments. He goes to work as an undercover detective for Amtrak, posing as a blind passenger with a guide dog that is actually a drug detection animal. Harry must figure out how to balance his job with the increasing demands of his family and getting to know others in his new neighborhood. (WORTHY, Oct., 320 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel