The very first thing that came into my head when I finished reading this book is why. The book kept me wondering why did it happen, why did someone has to die, and a couple of more whys. But putting the whys aside, this book specifically tells the reader that race relations is still a big issue, and it also tells us that friendship and protective family ties is way important than any other things.
I am not a big fan of court trials, maybe because I was introduced to an exaggerating court trial scenes in Filipino movies when I was little—which kind of includes shouting from the attorneys to somewhat maybe frighten the ones being questioned? But here in Deadly Sacrifice, Kean made it possible for the readers to visualize each and every scenes. I also kind of enjoyed the questions Vernon and Lincoln asked during the trial and their showdown as attorneys of the defendant and prosecutor.
The sudden turn of events is also quite shocking. There are times when I wasn’t expecting things to happen, which is a bit of surprise especially after they have won the trial. The violence didn’t stop from burning down a black parishoners' church and finding a dead infant among the rubble and ashes—in fact, it was only the beginning. Little did I know that more blood shed is yet to come in the following chapters of the book, to finish it off. That’s where I was left asking myself the whys. And there I was able to understand the title Deadly Sacrifice—the love of a father, the protection he can give to his family in able to keep them safe, is rather a selfless love than a sacrifice itself.
The very first thing that came into my head when I finished reading this book is why. The book kept me wondering why did it happen, why did someone has to die, and a couple of more whys. But ...