By Melanie L. Hutter on September 30, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed reading Random Shootings, because Frank Drury did such an amazing job covering such a controversial topic by being completely honest and raw. Drury does not sugar coat the reality of the violence in the world or try to make it shiny and exciting like in some big budget action film. The story is about a couple, John Watson and his wife Diana, who adopt children and have to deal with day to day life in this world of violence. Watson is a crime reporter; therefore, he knows of the horror of violence only too well from seeing it with his own eyes. Drury does a brilliant job of using Watson and his family to show how precious and short life can be and how in just one moment today's violence can alter someone's life forever and it can never be reversed or fixed. I am very delighted to read a book that tells it like it is when it comes to the violence in our world today and how it affects our lives in this present time. Although the subject matter may be obscure, dark, and sad at best, Drury took a brutal subject and explained through very well written characters with intelligence, sensibility and understanding. Random Shootings is a great read; a straight shooter, which is why I am so fond and appreciative of this wonderful novel.