Sunday, April 22, 2012

Five Star True Story

 C.L.R. Dougherty    Author

5 STARS for "Fighting the Devil"

This is the true story of one woman's determination to see justice done. Jeannie Walker was appalled by the poisoning death of her ex-husband, and she was frustrated by the slow pace of the official investigation, so she committed herself to the struggle to see right prevail.

Ms. Walker takes us through the intricacies and shortcomings of due process in a criminal investigation, with the addition of a healthy dose of local color, and a few flashes of spiritualism. Of necessity, a true-crime story requires the presentation of a fair amount of dry, factual information, but she keeps it interesting by sketching the personalities involved, along with their individual biases and motivations. Further, she shares the devastation visited upon the survivors, who were victims themselves.

She tells her story in a spare, well-written style. Her unassuming approach is engaging, and her command of grammar and punctuation, flawless. She presents herself and her faith that good will prevail over evil in a forthright manner that can't be denied, no matter whether you share her spiritual beliefs; when she touches on religion, she's leading by example, not asking you to follow, but showing you how it works for her.

Fighting the Devil is well worth reading, and, in spite of the grim subject, an upbeat book. It's a refreshing change from a diet of fiction and self-improvement. Read it. You won't regret it. 

About author: C.L.R. Dougherty
Charles Dougherty was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. After a varied career as a mechanic, laborer, engineer, lawyer, corporate executive, entrepreneur, salesman, and management consultant, he retired, sort of, and moved aboard his sailboat with his wife in 2000. He has written five mystery thrillers that are all available on Amazon.

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