Shepherd: A Henry Shepherd Novel by Michael Ozarks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Shepherd: A Henry Shepherd Novel (The Henry Shepherd Series Book 1) by Michael Ozarks is a wonderful first entry into this series. Henry the protagonist begins in the first chapter by apologizing for his name. That bit of melancholy seems to permeate the book and sets the tone. Driving home one night, Henry accidentally hits and kills a girl, Karen. While not charged with a crime, Henry carries the guilt with him like a cloak. Fate intervenes however, and soon Henry is involved with Karen's twin sister. With that unlikely premise, the story and characters are quite well written, Henry not only being overcome with his burden of killing someone, but his involvement with the victim's sister is yet another emotional hurdle. This story truly describes the power of forgiveness and redemption even in the most troubling and impossible of circumstances. A must read for an emotional and fulfilling literary journey. Looking forward to the next installments in this series.
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