Review: Rite of Wrongs by Mica Stone

Print Length: 360 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (May 24, 2016)

From Honor thy father and thy mother.

Stress is a constant in Detective Miriam Rome’s life due to her heavy caseload. Now she’s facing an especially gruesome crime: a pediatrician’s wife has been brutally murdered, and a Bible verse written in her blood is found at the scene. As the tranquil city of Union Park, Texas, is left reeling, Detective Rome pursues every possible lead in her search for the murderer.

When a second slaying—and second bloody quote—seems to confirm that a serial killer is at large, Rome is forced to turn to her former partner for his particular insight. Father Augustine Treece had walked away from police work, but now Rome’s request has drawn him back into the grisly world he thought he’d left behind.

Working to stay ahead of the murders, Detective Rome and Father Treece must forgive their past to protect the next victim…a task that tests Rome’s limits when the killer hits too close to home.


My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This is the first novel I've read by this novel (under her real name anyway - I'm not sure what her pseudonym names are) - however it will certainly NOT be my last!  

This was one of those stories that not only started off strong, but managed to keep that steam going all of the way until the end. Added to it - the main character is so involved in her work that it interferes with her personal life (which I would think would be the case for people as involved in homicide cases as this character is). That aspect was probably one of the ones I enjoyed most about this story - that Miriam wasn't the kind of person to come home to a functional life. She lived and breathed her work, and of course that would take its toll on anyone. Added to that, she seems to be the "black sheep" of her family while her siblings and mother come across as flighty and self-centered. 

As for the murder aspect - I felt that this story approached it in a way that ended up making sense. Even though I had a feeling who the culprit was half-way into the story, it was still enjoyable to see the way in which the author wrapped all the details up at the end. There were so many little details added throughout the story that in the end, added up to the big picture, which is something a lot of authors neglect to do. 

Overall, I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a well-written thriller novel. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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