The Right Wrong Thing by Ellen Kirschman

Right Wrong Thing

I received this book in hardcover edition in exchange for an honest review.


This book is a great read. I received it in the mail yesterday and haven’t been able to put it down in my spare time.

Randy Spelling is female. She wants to be a police officer. It’s pretty much the only thing she’s wanted her entire life. Most of her family has been officers. Her father and brothers are in law enforcement as well. Her husband is a deputy in the sheriff’s office. So law enforcement is nothing new to her.

We open the book learning about Randy and her psych eval to become an officer of the Kenilworth PD. She passes all her tests with flying colors and nails the psych eval as well. She starts training and becomes a full fledged officer. In the meantime, elections for a new chief of police are underway. There are two candidates: one male (the one that has the backing of the police commission) and a female (who has the backing of the county board). The female candidate wins and starts her tenure in October.

Randy has been a officer now and is on nightshift, where all rookies start. Things go seriously wrong on this shift. Tom Rutgers, her partner, goes down to check out a man that’s laying face down. The man pops up, with a sword mind you, and starts slashing. This man and other homeless men try and get to Tom’s gun. Randy calls for help and then gets in the melee. There’s body parts everywhere and she’s pulled off the pile of people and someone tries to get her gun. She ends up running away.

No one wants to work with her now. They all think she froze up after calling for help. Tom admits she got into the melee but when she was pulled off, he didn’t see her again. So he knows she ran away. No one trusts her to not freeze and do her job or to be able to handle herself now.


This book is awesome. It’s great to read a law enforcement based book that focuses on female officers. Most of the time, it’s a male officer. This one is packed with different characters, both of the male and female genders. There’s different events that happen in the book. Some you can see coming and a couple sneak up on you and slam you in the face. A great book to read with a strong female lead.

Available for pre-order
$14.95 Kindle

$19.86 Hardcover

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