Logan Book 2
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Critical choices made in the drama and chaos of the last days of the Vietnam War reach across the Pacific to modern-day Portland, Oregon, threatening to destroy the lives of those who managed to cheat death in 1975. When a violent explosion takes a woman’s life just steps away from Logan McKenna’s downtown hotel, the police suspect all the wrong people, including a homeless vet and two of Logan’s new friends; but are any of them completely innocent?
While unraveling the tangle of half-truths and secrets to help her friends, Logan’s personal life suffers an explosion of its own. Each character must decide not only whom to trust, but at what cost.
In addition to writing a great story, in FOREST PARK: Logan Book 2, Davisson skillfully deals with tough questions about our attitude toward refugees, immigration, the homeless, and our military vets. Through the eyes of her original and complex characters, she invites us to explore the true nature of hope, redemption, family, character, and love.
If you like Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon, J. A. Jance’s Sherriff Joanna Brady, Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway, or Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone, you’ll love Davisson’s independent, strong, female protagonist, Logan McKenna!
I love this series! I’ve read so many mysteries, it’s hard to get excited about a new one, but Davisson’s feels fresh- I really liked McKenna and care what happens to her. In the first book SHATTERED: Logan Book 1, Logan, a woman in her 40’s has recently lost her husband, her job, and her illusions about the world. She may be down, but she’s not out. She’s strong and Davisson does a great job making her real. I live in Southern California, and enjoyed the Arts Festival, eclectic characters, and beach walks.
The great character development, deftly woven plot and dialogue continues in this book, FOREST PARK, the second in the Logan series. I love her sense of place-this time the action is up in Portland, Oregon, although she comes home to Jasper, where, according to her author page, the third book will take place.
This book ramps up the action, but still keeps the excellent character development and kept me turning pages. Without being preachy, she highlights real issues like homeless vets, immigration, letting go, and the rocky path of of love she is not even sure she wants to walk again. Logan has a grown daughter working in Africa, a complicated relationship with her neighbor, Ben, and is creating a new life for herself in an ever-changing, dynamic world.
I can’t wait to read book 3!