Emily Calby is now 20 years old. She has moved to Florida to start law school and continue her quest for justice. She is struggling to make friends and the stories from her past continue to haunt her. On top of that, Emily can’t help but step in to protect people who are bullied or treated with disrespect like her favorite professor who is 84 years old but has to face exploitation at the hands of a young woman. Emily also feels that she is being stalked and her PTSD keeps coming back to disturb the peace she is fighting to keep.
Target: The Girl by Dorian Box is the third entry in a series of books focusing on the life of Emily Calby. She has been through a lot already, including horrific circumstances like witnessing the murder of her parents and surviving a short span in prison. The events in Emily’s life have led her to become this resilient person that she is but they don’t sway the opinions others hold about her which makes life very difficult indeed. Her journey so far has been treacherous with no signs of letting up. She is a bruised, broken, yet tough-as-nails character that readers will instantly root for.
Dorian Box is an award-winning author and his preceding two works have garnered much acclaim from both readers and critics. This new installment in the Emily Calby series follows the fascinating trail that has been set in the other two books. The young girl who is obsessed with justice is a well-developed, genuinely flawed character that readers will adore and her story will appeal to fans of the series For Life. The conflict in this novel is phenomenal, explored at different levels, but what had me turning the pages is the internal conflict that characterizes Emily’s inner world. The author’s focus on scenes and the use of streams of consciousness enrich the narrative and the cinematic style of writing elevates the quality of entertainment that readers will experience with Target: The Girl. The book is a powerhouse and readers will find it impossible to not get absorbed.