The Policeman's Daughter

9 CDs. 10:30 hrs. Books on Tape. Feb. 2018. ISBN 9780525525349. $45. digital download. MYS
This third installment in the Detective Sarah Alt police procedural series (Out of the Blues; Old Bones) is a prequel to the earlier books. Before she was a detective in the Atlanta Police Department, "Salt" was a beat officer in the poorest, most crime-ridden housing project, "The Homes." On the streets of the neighborhood, she is known to be gutsy and compassionate in her dealings with inhabitants. When Shannell, a drug-addicted sex worker, is found shot to death in her own closet, Salt sets out to find the killer. This is an engaging character study set in a unique place, and the plot describes the case that earned Salt her promotion to homicide. Boyce is herself a 30-year veteran of the Atlanta PD, which overlays the story with an authentic and gritty realism. Allyson Ryan is a skillful narrator, and her reading makes all the characters come vividly alive.
VERDICT Highly recommended for fans of the series and detective stories. ["Sarah Alt continues to march to her own drum, putting herself in danger more often than not. Her latest action-packed adventure is a strong addition to the series": LJ Xpress Reviews 1/12/18 review of the Putnam hc.]
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