Serita Jakes' novel, "The Crossing," is a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, all too real read that will have you hanging onto every word and turning pages.
Claudia is reliving the moment that her friend and cheerleading coach was murdered on a school bus on the way home from a football game. Claudia has been for the past 10 years. Claudia's husband wishes to solve this crime and unravel the mystery that surrounds this incident as a means of helping Claudia move on and work through the tragedy. What he does not know are the secrets that are buried and twisted within this tragedy as well. Casio is now a police officer, but he was wounded while traveling on that bus that night as a football player. Casio is dealing with this incident still as it has lead to him having anger management problems and ultimately ruining relationships in his life now.
This is a story that keeps on turning and changing keeping the reader guessing and on the edge of his or her seat! This story is so realistic and the aftermath for individuals and communities are very real. The characters are suffering from PTSD, anxiety, anger, and fear. Do not expect a pleasant read, but yet one that is very real and you will become a part of the character's lives and the daily struggles that they deal with.
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review"