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It’s a Good Cop Bad Cop Story

There is more to my contemporary romance novel, The Betrayal, than just one betrayal. It’s a good cop bad cop story. For some, this has already created a bit of a controversy.

When I first started working on the manuscript, I posted something on Facebook about the villain being a corrupt police detective, while the hero is a good cop who eventually catches the bad cop. Within a few hours of posting someone lost their lunch and posted a scathing comment about how dare I write a story about a bad cop. My response was that the story is fiction, and what part of the hero being the good cop did he not understand? I then hit the unfriend button. Like if too short to put up with judgmental people.

For the record, I honestly believe that the vast majority of police officers out there are good people. I’ve also met many good people who work in law enforcement. Therefore Kyle, one of my lead characters, along with a few supporting characters, are all good cops. Unfortunately, there are a some bad ones out there too. While they are a minority, they can, unfortunately destroy innocent people’s lives as well as tarnish the reputations of all the good cops out there. The Betrayal is a work of fiction. However, its inspiration comes from heart wrenching news stories we occasionally read about those bad cops. 


Marina Martindale

Marina Martindale writes and edits all of her blog posts herself. She does not use AI software or images of any kind. No part of this blog may be used or reproduced or transmitted in any form, or used in any matter by AI, without the express written consent Good Oak Press, LLC. Requests for permission must be addressed to Good Oak Press, LLC, P.O. Box 51244, Denton, TX 76206-1244

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