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Published by Simon & Schuster, Touchstone Pages: 368 pages
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From the #1 Essence bestselling and award-winning author Victoria Christopher Murray comes Stand Your Ground, a new novel about two women who are faced with the same tragedy.
A black teenage boy is dead. A white man shot him. Was he standing his ground or was it murder?
Janice Johnson is living every black mother’s nightmare. Her seventeen-year-old son was murdered and the shooter has not been arrested. Can the D.A. and the police be trusted to investigate and do the right thing? Should Janice take advantage of the public outcry and join her husband alongside the angry protestors who are out for revenge?
Meredith Spencer is married to the man accused of the killing and she sees her husband and the situation with far more clarity than anyone realizes. What she knows could blow the case wide open, but what will that mean for her life and that of her son? Will she have the courage to come forward in time so that justice can be done?
#1 national bestselling and award-winning author Victoria Christopher Murray’s Stand Your Ground is a pulse-pounding meditation on race, motherhood, marriage, and vigilante justice that will have readers spellbound until its shocking end.
Two mothers. One man. One Boy Dead. Was it homicide or self-defense?
Janice Jackson strived on being the best mother she can be. She never imagined that her life would be changing for the worst. Her son was murdered, and all she wants to know is why? Trying to go about things the right way, she leaves it up to the police to get her the answers that she desperately need to cope with the pain. When that fails, her husband does what he have to do to get justice for his son.
Meredith Spencer life has been a living nightmare. How did she wake up to being the wife of an accused murderer? As time goes on everything starts to make sense of what happened that night. What she saw can change the case. As a mother herself she feels for Janice but her lifestyle won’t let her do the right thing.
Victoria Christopher Murray has penned a novel that should be read by everyone. The message is so strong and deep you will be thinking bout this story long after you have finished the book. I must say that this is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It has a little bit of everything to make this one compelling read. Thank you for the knowledge you shared.
Reviewed by: Katrina