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by Janice Kay Johnson

Download The Word of a Child: 3 Good Cops (Harlequin Superromance No. 1009) epub
ISBN: 0373710097
ISBN13: 978-0373710096
Category: Romance
Subcategory: Contemporary
Author: Janice Kay Johnson
Language: English
Publisher: Harlequin (September 1, 2001)
ePUB size: 1520 kb
FB2 size: 1279 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 484
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This is a good book. Complex storyline with likeable characters.

No neat tying up of the main issue which starts the story, but it is left at a satisfying point. Although I would have liked there to be a firm resolution, the way the author has ended it is very relatable in terms of 'real life' stats.
Though this book is a "series romance", it is a truly good book that far exceeds the usual constraints of the genre. I would go as far to say that it may be the best series romance I have ever read. Ms. Johnson does a fantastic job of handling the difficult topic of child abuse which is central to the story. Her portrayal of Tracy, a young teen contemplating suicide, is touching and accurate. The characters are extremely complex and likeable though far from perfect. The way the main characters, Mariah and Connor, meet is completely unique. There is definitely a romance, but there is much more. I would compare Ms. Johnson's writing to some of my favorite authors such as Nora Roberts or Robyn Carr. All of her books are very good including the other 2 books in this series (3 Good Cops). The Word of a Child is exceptional and should be read even if you generally don't like series romance.
This book is very interesting, because it was not just a Romance novel, but a mystery also. It was so good I did not want to put it down.
Mariah Stavig was doing just fine. She had a great home, a great husband, a great job and a beutiful three year old daughter named Zofie. Then one day the doorbell rings. It is Detective Conner McLean who tells her that a friend of Zofie's has accused Mariah's husband Simon of abusing her.
Three years later Mariah who divorced Simon soon after the accusation is still a teacher at the middle school when a student comes to her to tell her that a teacher raped her. Mariah does not want to be a part of the investigation that Connor McLean does in the persuite of the truth, but ultemtaly she does help Conner get information from the student that might help prove she is lieng. The reason? Against any logic Mariah starts to have feeling for Connor McLean.
I loved it.
the story ended to quickly. I was expecting more. the last few chapters felt as though the story was being rushed
I liked the concept of this book. It deals with some harsh realities involving child abuse and social responsibility. It lets the reader experience the conflicting emotions and thoughts of the child, the parents, the accused, the mandatory informant, and the police investigator. The author shows us the complexities of abuse that are often viewed in a simplistic manner. There is secondary romance, but overall I believe that this book addresses deeper issues within our society. I give this book a 4-star rating rather than 5 stars because it is categorized as a Romance, but the romance is secondary. I recommend this book to anyone who cares about the welfare of children (plus like a little romantic reading).
Detective Connor McLean caused more emotional turmoil for her than any one else in her life ever had. When he and a social worker unexpectedly knock at Mariah Stavig's door, accusing her husband of raping a small child, the doubts the detective left in his wake ended Mariah's marriage. The small child's words forever destroyed Mariah's belief in her husband. Without proof, the case was dropped. Following their divorce, Mariah cannot prevent her ex-husband exercising of his visitation rights. Although her daughter never exhibits any signs of abuse, Mariah remains emotionally torn even three years later. On one hand, she fears the detective was right and her daughter's in danger. On the other hand, she fears the detective was wrong, and she betrayed her husband.
When a student confines her sexual abuse as the hands of a fellow teacher, Mariah must fulfill her legal obligation to report the incident. Unfortunately, Detective McLean is assigned to the case, bringing back all those terrible days of fear and betrayal. As they work together to help the student, Mariah finds herself inexplicably drawn to the man she's blamed for the end of her marriage. Connor likewise feels many misgivings; even as he's drawn to Mariah, he also feels guilty. He's come to feel as though it's his role in life to destroy families, and he's beginning to consider making far-reaching career changes. Such deep self-evaluation makes completing his assigned task even more complicated. Worse, while he believes the student's been raped, he doesn't believe she's truthfully identified the perpetrator.
Author Janice Kay Johnson takes on a hard-hitting plot with grace in THE WORLD OF A CHILD. Never backing away form the most difficult and painful aspects of her plot, she also approaches the topic of childhood rape with sensitivity and insight. While a strange background to create for a love story, this subject with all its different aspects successfully furthers the plot, deepens the characterizations, and leaves the romance lover richly satisfied. These are believable characters that demonstrate admirable growth and sensitivity. Remarkable in scope, beautifully realized with plot and characterizations, THE WORLD OF A CHILD comes very highly recommended.