The Crossing, by Serita Jakes, is a great story for all of those who have ever felt that they had to keep up appearances. While it is presented from many different points-of-view, it all begins to meld together as the book progresses.
The entire story hinges on the mystery of one night, when a gunman entered a stopped school bus and killed the cheerleading coach. Ten years later, Claudia Campbell is still dealing with the emotional fallout from that experience. Her husband, the ADA, reopens the case to find the murderer in an attempt to help his wife. Casio Hightower, also injured that fateful night, intends to assist Mr. Campbell in the investigation. As it turns out, they discover that many lives were forever changed by that one night.
This story includes mystery, suspense, marital issues, relationship difficulties, adultery, forgiveness, difficult choices, parent-child relationship issues, and much more. While it is a recommended read for adults or older teens, I would definitely hesitate to allow younger teens to read it due to the sexual situations included in the story. However, on the whole, it is a great story of love and forgiveness.
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