Serita Jakes' new book, THE CROSSING, is a page-turner, for sure. There are many subplots and the book held my interest well.
It centered around a ten-year-old murder of a beloved high school English teacher, and some of the people involved. It was easy to relate to each person as the dialogue moved from one to another.
My only problem with the book was that, while touted as a Christian book, it dealt mostly with issues that were not Christian. There was a large amount of drinking involved, and some illicit sex.
There were not many references to the Christian life. Instead, the main character got drunk a couple of times, and a lot of action took place in a bar.
The main part of the book centered on a police investigation of the murder. It was a little disjointed, and I was confused a time or two when things came together.
Every once in a while, the author would inject a Christian comment,but I would not recommend this book for a church library. There was no vile language, but the situations were clearly secular.
I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah for my honest review.