Friday, January 04, 2019

What is J. D. Trafford reading?

Featured at Writers Read: J. D. Trafford, author of Good Intentions.

His entry begins:
I love reading, usually I read for thirty minutes to an hour before bed. It's a wonderful opportunity to wind-down at the end of the day. I recently finished two books featuring a main character named Virgil and take place in Minnesota.

The first was Leif Enger's Virgil Wander. It was a wonderful book, although much more slow moving than the books I usually prefer, about Virgil (the title's namesake) who is recovering from a traumatic brain injury that occurred when his car went off the road during a snowstorm. It takes place in a fictional small town in northern Minnesota along the shores of Lake Superior. As Virgil Wander rediscovers himself, the reader is introduced to a cast of quirky characters (think "Northern Exposure") and hints of something a little more sinister going on in...[read on]
About Good Intentions, from the publisher:
The path to justice is paved with good intentions.

Judge Jim Thompson’s world is unraveling. He’s facing public backlash on a decision-gone-wrong for a young boy in foster care and, even worse, he’s just discovered that his mentor, Judge Meyer, has been murdered.

Despite his self-doubt in the face of media scrutiny, Jim is determined to continue his friend’s legacy—and find his killer. As he digs into the mysterious death, Jim comes across a case that had haunted the judge for decades—a case he couldn’t let go of. Judge Meyer had worked hard to find the right solutions for foster children, but rulings in such cases are never simple, and his decisions may have cost him his life.

As Jim searches for answers, he begins to see similarities between his mentor’s past and his own present. Now it’s up to him to learn from his late friend’s mistakes and track down a killer—before he loses everything that matters to him.
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