Wallace paints a grisly picture of racial hatred, pedophilia and violence that will make the reader emotionally exhausted and uncomfortable. But the reminder that God heals where we are wounded and is capable of bringing us through tough situations brings hope.

After 20 years, Hannah Kessler is still haunted by her painful past, and she doesn't know if she's strong enough to face the person responsible when she's confronted with bringing him to justice. But she must find the strength, or another child might die.

FBI agent Michael Parker has committed his life to saving people. When Hannah's past intersects with a racially motivated killing spree, things get personal. Hannah's life is threatened, motivating Michael to take things into his own hands. (MULTNOMAH, Apr., 336 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Chandra McNeil