The Policeman’s Daughter – Trudy Nan Boyce

Happy belated release to this crime thriller!

Thanks to Putnam for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

THE POLICEMAN’S DAUGHTER – Trudy Nan Boyce (out now!)

Check back for the #allthebookreviews thoughts on this one!

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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!

Who doesn’t love a good police procedural? THE POLICEMAN’S DAUGHTER by Trudy Nan Boyce is book three in the Detective Salt series, but it’s considered the prequel. So talk about a lucky time to jump in on the series! This definitely is making me want to go back and read books one and two. With this being a prequel I felt like I wasn’t missing vital information because this was her background story.

Salt started out in the most violent areas of Atlanta when she was beat cop. While she was here, she meets many criminals that would end up having a large impact on her life and future cases. These include Man Man, a leader of a local gang, Lil D, a street dealer, and then Sister Connelly who is considered the matriarch of the neighborhood.

Her life changes when she is shot during a routine traffic stop, resulting in a head injury. She begins having visions that help her find answers to solve the case that ends up making her career. Salt is a no-nonsense and hard working cop – she goes off her strong skills of observation, trusts her gut, and puts in the time. She’s a great protagonist and made for a great police procedural read.

Trudy Nan Boyce’s experience shines through in this novel. Her 30 years on the police force in Atlanta helps give this procedural an edge that most others don’t. You can’t beat first-hand experience and insight from someone that was in the same positions as the characters.

I’m looking forward to going back and continuing the series to see what cases Detective Salt comes across and putting her skills to work again. This will be a crime series I’ll continue to follow in the future as well!

 

Have you started the Detective Salt series?

–Jess

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