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{Read E-pub} » The Crossing ò Imprisoned by memories, Claudia Campbell lives each day in the shadow of a ten year old murder Who can set her free On the way home from a football game, a decade earlier, a masked gunman opened fire on a Texas school bus Cheerleading coach BJ Remington was killed, but her murderer was never found Claudia, who had a close friendship with the young, spirited teacher, constantly relives the anguish of that day, caught in one moment in time When her husband, the assistant district attorney, becomes determined to uncover the mystery of that tragedy, the secrets buried over the years threaten to tear their family apartOfficer Casio Hightower will never forget the day his dreams were destroyed A star quarterback with a promising future, Casio was on top of the world until one bullet changed everything He is eager to help Victor Campbell find BJ s killer, the man who shot him Maybe solving the case will help silence the demons driving Casio to hurt the woman he lovesAs the Campbells and Casio teeter on the brink of losing everything, will they be able to discover that what begins at the crossing ends at the cross Unbelievably cheesy The dialogue was unrealistic, the characters were ridiculously forgiving, and the ending was beyond cheesy Not to mention the fact that the main character, Claudia, was the most selfish person I ve ever had the misfortune to read about And where on earth did the author get her information on panic attacks and PTSD The panic attacks Claudia experienced were over the top, and the fact that she had experienced the shooting did not give her the right to walk all over people a Unbelievably cheesy The dialogue was unrealistic, the characters were ridiculously forgiving, and the ending was beyond cheesy Not to mention the fact that the main character, Claudia, was the most selfish person I ve ever had the misfortune to read about And where on earth did the author get her information on panic attacks and PTSD The panic attacks Claudia experienced were over the top, and the fact that she had experienced the shooting did not give her the right to walk all over people and make the selfish decisions she did, which the author seemed to think was understandable considering what Claudia had been through Well, it wasn t I m mad at this book now it seems like a cheesy Christian tale the author wrote because she s so involved in her husband s ministry Not because the author had any real inspiration, but because she wanted to send a Christian message All she did was give the most selfish character the best ending, and screw over the most troubled characters.I received this book free from Goodreads In life, love is complicated Messy Filled with jealousy and conditions In the moments before death, it becomes clear what love was intended to be Riveting, dramatic, and compellingly suspenseful Serita Jakes pulled me in immediately with a powerful, heart stopping intro Then as the story unfolded, she held my attention with many intertwining elements and characters, alternating narratives and chapters, uniquely compiled to pulsate like the ebb and flow of tides DevastatingHopefulIn life, love is complicated Messy Filled with jealousy and conditions In the moments before death, it becomes clear what love was intended to be Riveting, dramatic, and compellingly suspenseful Serita Jakes pulled me in immediately with a powerful, heart stopping intro Then as the story unfolded, she held my attention with many intertwining elements and characters, alternating narratives and chapters, uniquely compiled to pulsate like the ebb and flow of tides DevastatingHopefulHeartbreakingHealingSpitefulCongenialHumorousSomberRage.Divine Peace Back and forth the actions reactions and emotions ebb and flow The cold case dealing with non combat PTSD was powerful and relevant My biological mother whom I never met, and only discovered last spring suffered from PTSD when at the age of nine she witnessed her mother s violent death and from her teen years on, Ruth s life was a trainwreck In The Crossing, the PTSD triggers felt believable And I was totally into the cold case, even though not all of the law enforcement, M.E., and forensic particulars were ultra authentic They did, come across as believable However, there were a good many contrived plot points and coincidences in the solving process And at times the dramatic story elements became woefully sensational, verging on melodramatic Yet the dialogue, for the most part, except pertaining to errors listed below, was fresh and rang genuine None of these critical observations were weighty enough for me to drop a four star to three, as the overall story was riveting if not for the numerous and I do mean numerous grammatical syntax typo errors spread liberally throughout Truly, whoever line edited this must have had a really off day, if an average Annie notices them Perhaps someday it will betightly edited and reissued One can hope, for Ms Jake s sake As is currently.THREE Riveting, Powerful, Cautionary STARSNote At books end the publisher and or author has listed several organizations for those in need of PTSD counseling and or support Here are a few U.S Dept of Veterans AffairsThe National Center for PTSD 802 296 6300U.S Department of Health and Human Services www.nimh.nih.govThe National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 800 273 TALK 1 800 273 8255 Won through First reads giveaways Ten years ago, Claudia was on a bus with her coach, favorite teacher, and other students A mad man came onto the bus shot the assistant coach, the teacher, and a student The teacher, Bj Remington died that night Claudia stayed at her side and refused to walk away Bj and Claudia were best friends they didn t have your ordinary teacher student relationship Casio, the student that got shot was Claudia s boyfriend at the time Now, ten years later the killer Won through First reads giveaways Ten years ago, Claudia was on a bus with her coach, favorite teacher, and other students A mad man came onto the bus shot the assistant coach, the teacher, and a student The teacher, Bj Remington died that night Claudia stayed at her side and refused to walk away Bj and Claudia were best friends they didn t have your ordinary teacher student relationship Casio, the student that got shot was Claudia s boyfriend at the time Now, ten years later the killer still wasn t brought to justice Casio and Claudia s husband, Victor, reopen BJ Remington s cold case In the meantime Casio is suspended from his duty as a police officer He is charged with battering and raping his girlfriend, Harper He insists he didn t rape her it was consensual, but he does admit to beating her up Claudia keeps having panic attacks because she keeps thinking back to the day on the bus She runs into another student, other then Casio and it makes her start to remember again This student, Georgia, preformed CPR on Miss Remington that night in hopes to save her life Casio got a lost file report from his father that states that BJ was 10 weeks pregnant when she was shot That s how he squeezed himself in to work with Victor on the case Victor doesn t care much about him for two main reasons one, he is an old boyfriend of his wife, Claudia Two, the charges he has against him Blah blah blah You have to read it I really liked the book I especially love the ending Sad how things worked out, but probably for the best I think the plot of the story was quite impressive I didn t want to put it down, but I had too I wish it wasn t over, but every story has an ending Very happy to have won this Will be looking into readingby this author in the near future This book is on my highly recommendation list This book definitely hits close to home as the subject matter could be a relevant breaking news headline from any major network When a shooting takes place on a school bus, a beloved teacher and student are shot The teacher doesn t survive, yet ten years have gone by and the case remains unsolved due to missing evidence This book is an emotional roller coaster as it touches on tragedy, grief, forgiveness and reconciliation It also touches on posttraumatic stress as Claudia, one of the teenag This book definitely hits close to home as the subject matter could be a relevant breaking news headline from any major network When a shooting takes place on a school bus, a beloved teacher and student are shot The teacher doesn t survive, yet ten years have gone by and the case remains unsolved due to missing evidence This book is an emotional roller coaster as it touches on tragedy, grief, forgiveness and reconciliation It also touches on posttraumatic stress as Claudia, one of the teenagers who was on the school bus, relives the shooting over and over in her nightmares as an adult While the overall storyline had the potential to be very good, the writing isn t that great More conservative readers should be aware that this book is very secular and includes quite a bit of sexual banter some of it between Vic and Claudia who are married Vic, also eyeballs a secretary in a tight fitting skirt Other references are made to men watching women There s some graphic writing related to a rape scene and several mentions of domestic violence This is certainly not a light read and I didn t enjoy it as much as I thought I would