Book Review

In the Line of Duty Book Tour


He devoted his life to seeking justice. But would she get any for him?

It was an ordinary day for police officer Barry Weir. It was the end of shift, he was tired, and he just wanted to get home to his wife and kids. But someone had other plans for him, shooting him down and forcing him to make the ultimate sacrifice.

When news of Weir’s murder reaches the department, it leaves Detective Madison Knight and every cop in the Stiles PD itching for revenge. It cuts Madison’s boyfriend, colleague, and Weir’s childhood friend, Troy Matthews, deepest of all, driving him away from everyone he loves just when they need one another the most.

With evidence pointing to a gang-related drive-by, Madison and her team investigate the town’s seedy underbelly in search of justice for their fallen brother. But the deeper they dig, the more convoluted the case becomes. Now they need to figure out if this was a random shooting as part of a gang initiation, a straight-up hate crime, or a targeted kill. But with members of the Stiles PD under attack, they have to do it fast…before more officers pay with their lives.

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My Thoughts;

You’re constantly hearing stuff in the news these days about cops – whether it be good or bad – it seems like there is always something. This book was such a good book. I started it Thursday night, and finished it Friday evening. It was fantastic! To go back to my starting sentence, yeah, sure there are some bad cops, but there are so many more of them that are good cops who are just trying to help and protect the general public.

Police Officer Barry Weir is shot and killed while he is filling up his police car with fuel around 5am one morning, and this leaves 3 girls with out their dad & 1 woman with out her husband. This also leaves some very angry co-workers, who are Barry’s brothers and sisters in blue, and who vow to find out who did this. No one vows to find out faster than Detective Madison Knight and her boyfriend, Troy Matthews. Troy and Barry were childhood friends, who went to college together, and eventually went through the Police Academy together. Troy withdrawls from almost everyone, but most importantly, he withdrawls from Madison, and puts their relationship in jeopardy.

This book absolutely kept me guessing until the killer was revealed. I felt that the story was very well written. The twists and turns will leave your head spinning, in a good way. I had my guesses throughout the book who could have done such a hateful crime, and I was wrong every time. I’ll be honest, and say that when the book was almost over and they were going through the funeral for a cop, I teared up.

I have been to one funeral for someone killed that was on duty with the fire department, but that has been close to, if not a little over 20 years ago. It was sad. It was also sad when they had a 21 gun salute at my Papa Frank’s funeral because he was in the military when he was younger. I imagined those funerals, and that brought Officer Barry Weir’s funeral all too real.

Prior to reading this book, I had no ideas that it was a part of a series. Once I finished it, and finished my review, that’s when I found out that it was a part of a series, because I was reading reviews from other readers.

I don’t think I would have ever guessed it was a part of a series, because I felt like the author clued us in on everything we needed to know, and didn’t leave anything out.



Murder. Investigation. The pursuit of justice. Do you love trying to figure out whodunit? How about investigating alongside police detectives from the crime scene to the forensics lab and everywhere in between? Do you love a strong female lead? Then I invite you to meet Detective Madison Knight as she solves murders with her male partner, utilizing good old-fashioned investigative work aided by modern technology.

This is the perfect book series for fans of Law & Order, CSI, Blue Bloods, Rizzoli & Isles, Women’s Murder Club, and Hawaii Five-O.

Read in any order or follow the series from the beginning: Ties That Bind, Justified, Sacrifice, Found Innocent, Just Cause, Deadly Impulse, In the Line of Duty, Life Sentence (Bonus Prequel).

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Detective Madison Knight Series

Read in any order or follow the series from the beginning: Ties That Bind, Justified, Sacrifice, Found Innocent, Just Cause, Deadly Impulse, In the Line of Duty, Life Sentence (Bonus Prequel).

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About the author

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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  1. I love a book that keeps you on your toes until the very end! x
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  2. Thank you for the terrific review. I’m pleased that you enjoyed IN THE LINE OF DUTY. Sorry to hear about the losses you mentioned and I’m happy that I paid the deep emotions that come with such funerals proper merit.

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