Close Encounters

Close Encounters - Sandra Kitt Close Encounters deals with a lot of different issues that still hold up to be relevant 13 years after it was first published. Taken on the surface, it is a sweet romance suspense between a policeman and the woman he mistakenly shot in a botched sting operation. Lee and Carol have an intense chemistry that they can't deny. I thought they were a great couple and I found myself rooting for them to work out.

Woven into the story, the author has included the issues of race relations between the police and the minority community. I thought it was interesting how the police automatically assume Carol is was more than an innocent bystander after she was shot all because of her skin color. The story also deals with the realities of interracial couples, was well as white couples raising a black child. There is a lot packed into the story and I do recommend it.