Mar 122018

Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Published by Cavan Bridge Press
Publication Date: Oct. 3, 2017
ISBN:13 9780998749303
Pages: 272
Review Copy From: Author
Edition: eBook
My Rating: 4

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When journalist Peter Merrick is asked to write a eulogy for his mentor, Jesuit priest James Ingram, his biggest concern is doing right by the man. But when his routine research reveals disturbing ties to sexual abuse and clues to a shadowy deal trading justice for power, everything he believed about his friend is called into question. With the US presidential election looming, incumbent Arthur Wyncott is quickly losing ground among religious voters. Meanwhile, Owen Feeney, head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, is facing nearly a billion dollars in payments to victims of sex abuse. When Feeney hits on a solution to both men’s problems, it seems the stars have aligned. That is until Ally Larkin—Wyncott’s brilliant campaign aide—starts to piece together the shocking details. As the election draws closer and the stakes get higher, each choice becomes a calculation: Your faith, or your church? Your principles, or your candidate? The person you most respect, or the truth that could destroy their legacy?

When the line between right and wrong is blurred, how do you act, and whom do you save?

My Thoughts

Is there really a separation of Church and State? It’s in the Constitution but when power is abused by those in high standing, is it respected? And to what ends will those in power use it for their own personal gains? And for those that aren’t, what will they choose?

This is the first book I have read by this author and I was quite impressed with her writing style. It kept my interest throughout the entire book. The research was exceptional. The characters believable.

I will be watching for more work by Ms. Farrelly.

A very compelling and convincing read!

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  2 Responses to “THE SHEPHERD’S CALCULUS by C.S. Farrelly (Review & Giveaway)”

  1. Thanks for this great review! I’m glad you enjoyed it and hope your readers do, too!

    • Ms. Farrelly:
      Thank you for stopping by. You are now on my “authors to read” list and look forward to reading more books by you.

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