A Healing Justice by Kristin von Kreisler


This was a great book that I ended up reading in just a few days. I haven’t read a book this fast in a while actually. I read the last half all in one day so that was cool.

This book wasn’t one I normally read, it didn’t talk about faith at all but I feel like it could have for sure. On top of that, this book was close to what’s going on right now with police and their use of lethal force, not so much their targeting black men and women.

In this story, a police woman is ending her shift and is basically attacked by a teen neighbor. She shoots and kills him. Was she justified? Was she morally right to do so?

Kreisler’s writing follows along Officer Brady’s investigation and the trauma she has to deal with after killing someone. At some point, the need to leave the police force is overwhelming and she doesn’t think she’ll ever go back. People talk about her. They don’t know the full story, they only see that a cop killed a teen they didn’t even really know. Why couldn’t she de-escalate the situation without pulling a gun out?

The investigation process was interesting to read about and also, the loyalty of the German Shepherd, Justice.

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

1 Corinthians 13:7

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