My Review of Justice by Kelly Marshall
December 1, 2022
A captivating story about the bad side of a bad road where graves hold the remains of those without names, and one may have already been dug for Madison.
A young girl is discovered raped and murdered just outside of Magnolia Bluff, Texas.
State Conservation Police Officer, Madison Jackson is stunned to her core.
The sight of that battered and bruised child on a stainless-steel slab in the morgue sends Madison on a perilous trip south of the border into the heart of the deadly Mexican cartel country.
Madison is kidnapped.
Will she make it out alive?
Review by Caleb Pirtle III
She’s just a child. Lost? Abandoned? Stolen? No one knows. But she’s found in the wooded terrain around Burnet Reservoir. It’s not a pretty sight. She’s been raped. She’s been murdered. She was thrown away.
Kelly Marshall is no stranger to the hard, callused, details of a homicide. She is a top-notch mystery writer who never shies away from the grit and grime surrounding a crime scene.
She takes you, the reader, and drags you into the scene whether you want to be there or not. In Justice, Book 8 of the Magnolia Bluff Crime Chronicles, Kelly lets you walk side by side with Conservation Officer Madison Jackson who can’t belief that such a heinous crime as human trafficking has darkened the roads around her little town.
As Kelly writes: “What was once an eerily quiet death scene bustled like a beehive with the white-robed forensic team combing the grounds for clues and placing yellow evidence markers on the ground. They had already bagged the victim’s hands. The girl was laying on her stomach, long black hair draping down her back. I noticed bruises and scrapes along her arms and broken fingernails, indicating she aggressively fought her attacker.What a desperate, sad way for a young life to end—her last moments on earth filled with frantic fear and pain and knowing she was marked for death.”
It is a case, a nightmare, that Madison can’t simply cast aside for someone else to solve. She is determined to find justice and exact a measure of revenge for a young girl whose life has ended in such a cruel manner.
The thirst for vengeance is an obsession that carries her into the defiant world of Mexico’s drug cartels, which only has two rules. Kill or be killed.
These kinds of things just don’t happen in quiet towns like Magnolia Bluff. But now they have, and Madison forces herself to follow the most dangerous trail she has ever walked.
Kelly Marshall is a master at creating suspense, and she has written a captivating story about the bad side of a bad road where graves hold the remains of those without names, and one may have already been dug for Madison.
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