In this novel Marlene Ciampi gets sucked into a neighbor’s hard luck story about a family feud in West Virginia. Marlene packs up the entire family and brings them down to the coal town using her legal background. Her actions brings them into serious danger not just for her but for her family. As a result, she brings in a Vietnamese thug to take care of the bad guys.
I wasn’t buying into the story line in this novel. The feuding families idea felt flat to me. Marlene bringing her family into danger also seemed stupid. The characters were poorly drawn in this novel, with Marlene being at the top of the list. The writing was also subpar. There was very little that I liked about this novel. I would advise to skip it.
Carl Alves – author of Blood Street