The highly anticipated third book in the Detective Sarah Alt series by
Trudy Nan Boyce is titled THE POLICEMAN'S
DAUGHTER. Trudy Nan Boyce is a 30-year veteran of the Atlanta
Police Department and this experience helps to deliver a hard
hitting, behind-the-scenes gritty homicide procedural that is
sure to make you question everything. A bone chilling read that
does not disappoint.
Alt who goes by the street name, Salt is a beat cop in one of
the toughest areas of Atlanta called The Homes. Patrolling is
dangerous, but patrolling as a lone officer is even more
dangerous when your beat partner (Pepper) is in a nearby area.
The duo is well known to the residents of The Homes. The drama
and mystery starts to heat up when a body is discovered.
Shannell McCloud is found shot dead in a closet where she was
hiding. Emotions start to run high with very little evidence
and no witnesses are willing to come forward. Alt is determined
to solve this case one way or another.
THE POLICEMAN'S DAUGHTER is a fast-paced suspenseful police
mystery that authentic and lifelike. Boyce uses past
experiences and career knowledge to create a truly remarkable
read that is full of suspense. Page after page you will feel as
if you are on the police force investigating this case tight
along with Salt and the others. The characters are vividly
relatable and realistic with creative backgrounds. All of which
are well developed. The setting is perfect and true to life
with all the typical police language, chain of commands, and
While I did not read the first two books in this series, I do
plan to add them to my to be read list. THE POLICEMAN'S
DAUGHTER is a remarkably suspenseful read that is sure to scare
you one minute and make you question everyone and everything. A
thrilling look at the true life and work that a detective and
beat cop must tackle in order to solve a crime with little or
no evidence or witnesses. If you are a fan of police procedural
dramas that do not hold back, than THE POLICEMAN'S DAUGHTER is
the book for you! I will definitely read more from this author!
At the beginning of her career, Sarah "Salt" Alt was a
beat cop in Atlanta's poorest, most violent housing
project, The Homes. It is here that she meets the cast of
misfits and criminals that will have a profound impact on
her later cases: Man Man, the leader of the local gang on
his way to better places; street dealer Lil D and his
family; and Sister Connelly, old and observant, the
matriarch of the neighborhood. A lone patrolwoman, Salt's
closest lifeline is her friend and colleague Pepper, on
his own beat nearby. And when a murder in The Homes
brings detectives to the scene, Salt draws closer to
Detective Wills, initiating a romance complicated by
their positions on the force.
When Salt is shot and sustains a head injury during a
routine traffic stop, the resulting visions begin leading
her toward answers in the case that makes her career.
This is the tale of a woman who solves crimes through a
combination of keen observation, grunt work, and pure gut
instinct; this is the making of Detective Salt.