The Book Worm: Review: True to the Law

Monday, September 5, 2016

Review: True to the Law

Book Review: True to the Law, by Jo Goodman


“Find her” is the only instruction that private detective Cobb Bridger receives from Richard Mackey. The scion of a wealthy Chicago family, Mackey is desperate to know the whereabouts of the woman who disappeared from his employ, taking with her something of great value. Intrigued as much by what Mackey won’t say about the missing item as he is by Mackey’s description of the missing woman, Cobb accepts the assignment.

Bitter Springs, Wyoming, has a new schoolteacher who may or may not be exactly what she seems. Upon making the acquaintance of Miss Tru Morrow, Cobb begins to question the guilt of this golden-haired lady—and the protective feelings she stirs in him. His investigation hinges on understanding where the truth lies. Can he believe in Tru? Or is she just another treacherous woman out to swindle this hardened detective’s heart?

Genre: historical romance

Publishing date: May 2013

Mature content: yes

Review: True to the Law is book two in the Bitter Springs series by Jo Goodman and, just like book one (The Last Renegade), it has a good plot, good suspense and a lovely romance. As I read along, I found many similarities with book one, but True to the Law is still a very enjoyable story, and can be perfectly read as a stand alone book. 

I actually found it easier to read than book one (maybe because I'm now more familiar with the author's style and with the town of Bitter Springs itself), but the end disappointed me a bit. I understand Tru needed to be intoxicated or drugged for the plot to work the way it does (no spoilers, you have to read it), but I expected her to put up a fight, not to go almost willingly into that state. The fact that she does is at odds with the way she behaves in the rest of the book and it just didn't make sense to me, as it's not realistic. So, only four stars, but still recommended.

Happy readings,

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