Another winner by Creston Mapes! I read the first book in the Crittendon Files, Fear Has a Name, last year, so I was looking forward to continuing the series. The books are fast paced, non-stop action, with no boring lulls, but yet the storyline doesn’t feel rushed! Poison Town focuses on the Crittendon family, picking up after the first book left off. In Fear Has a Name, Pam Crittendon was harassed and kidnapped by a man she went to school with, whom, while others bullied, she was nice to. The series is also highlighted by the redeeming power of forgiveness and faith in Christ, but without a pushy religious agenda. Pamela has forgiven Grainger, but her husband Jack is still bitter, and sometimes lashes out over the unfairness of the situation with Grainger (If you read the first book before you read this one you’ll understand more). Poison Town could possibly be read on it’s own, since you do get some backstory, but I recommend reading in order.
In Poison Town, Jack, a reporter, comes across some info regarding the big fiberglass manufacturing plant in town. Several people claim to have been poisoned by the pollutants the plant puts off. One of those people, Galen Randall, and his two sons insist the plant ended up killing his wife, and now is making him sick. Jack, the persistent reporter he is, wants to help his friends and cover a story on the plant, Demler-Vargus. But they want to keep their business practices private, no matter the cost. People are paid off to stay quiet, or killed when they talk. It’s a tale of how money and power can make a person ruthless.
Poison Town was full of twists and turns. It was a wild ride packed with action, suspense, and shock! I loved the characters, especially Travis Randall. I thought the author did a great job with bringing all the characters to life. None of them fell flat for me; I was able to accurately picture them all while reading!
If you’re looking for a fast paced thriller with a happy ending, pick up The Crittendon Files and start reading!
*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for a review. All thoughts are my own!*