Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Book Review: "Out of the Red and Into the Black" by Shane Ahalt, Sr.

If you like your thrillers/crime novels gritty and intense, you might want to check out Out of the Red and Into the Black by Shane Ahalt, Sr.

The brutal murder of Eric and Tammy Creasy doesn’t necessarily surprise the small southern town where they lived, but people want to know what happened to their teenage son, Tyler, who has gone missing since his parents’ murder. Will the kidnappers hold him for ransom, or will he meet a similar fate to his parents?

The more Chris Caldwell, the chief of police, and his team look into the murder, the more they discover just how horrible the Creasys were and the awful things they put their son—and others—through. It opens up a real web of secrets spanning decades, secrets that affect more people than the chief can imagine.

Meanwhile, as they try to track what might have happened to Tyler, they discover that the kidnappers may not be their enemies, although their methods may be questionable. Should the chief turn a blind eye or try to apprehend these people?

Out of the Red and Into the Black deals with a disturbing subject—sexual abuse of children—although it’s not graphic in any way, nor does it describe incidents. But this affected me a great deal and it may be a trigger for some.

This book is intense and graphic at times in ts description of violence, but it raises some interesting questions. It definitely kept me turning the pages to see what would happen.

The author provided me with a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review. Thanks for making it available!!

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