Landed on Black 3/5 ***
Zach Fortier - True Crime/ Nonfiction
Having started and finished this book in one sitting my feelings about its content were indifferent. I wasn’t drawn into the stories or their characters, not deeply anyways. I laughed when you’d have expected someone to laugh and felt sadness when the words evoked it, but this wasn’t an “oh my goodness I can’t put it down” kind of book for me.
To be fair, I did read it in a bowling alley while my husband was competing in a tournament so maybe it didn’t get a fair shake. Regardless, I’m not intrigued enough to read it again to see if perhaps I missed the bigger picture.
Zach Fortier made a career of working the streets as a police officer. Well, actually, he did more than that but the gist of the book is the same regardless of whether he worked the K9 unit or sex crimes. Landed on Black is a book without a definite start or a definitive end, it’s a collection of stories detailing the life of addicts, prostitutes and the tug-o-war that many officers face between remaining loyal to the law or becoming criminals themselves.
Landed on Black was a quick and easy read. I didn’t dislike the book but I wasn’t overly thrilled with it, either. If you like true story books that are easy to move through and easy to pick up and put down, then read on my fellow book nerds!
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