566. REVIEW: When Angry Shadows are Heard ~ Cairo Styles ~ African American / Fiction


Title: When Angry Shadows are Heard
Author: Cairo Styles
Website of Author: http://www.cairostyles.com Publisher: Cairo Styles Publishing
Genre: African American / Fiction
Publication date: 2006
ISBN: 0977437000
Length: 224 pages
Format: Paperback


Trapped in a loveless relationship and working as a prostitute for Derek, the man who is supposed to love her, Charlene doesn't know whether she's coming or going. She's fed up with her life, and the way she is offering her body for money, but what Derek wants, Derek gets. After all, it's not forever, as he keeps telling her. As soon as she makes enough money to help them get out of debt, he promises that together they will escape the life they have made and start over. Yeah, right.

As with all good books, I cheered when Charlene began to doubt Derek's motives, and almost cried when it looks like she has made up her mind to leave him and something stops her from doing so. In this case, Derek, who is an attorney for Dallas' largest law firm, is involved with some unsavoury characters, and Charlene finds herself caught up in the middle of crooked deals, danger, and a startling discovery about the man she loves.

Then, if that's not bad enough, a bunch of cash belonging to a ruthless crime lord, Jesse, Derek's boss, goes missing. According to Derek, Charlene is apparently to blame. Desperate to leave, she uses her brains and cunning to stand up against Derek and his unruly mob, but not without a payback.

Enter Colt, a retired criminal, with a soft spot for Charlene. Time is running out fast, but with Colt's help, maybe a new life for them both is not far away. That's if Derek, or the gangsters don't get to them first, which could be the death of their plans and them.

Reading 'When Angry Shadows Are Heard', it wasn't hard to see how someone could get caught up in such a lifestyle. Just because she has fallen for the wrong man, it doesn't mean she lacks intelligence. This is an exciting, gritty book interspersed with a clever plot and some nasty characters to boot. A touching glance into the life of a girl blinded by love; entwined with insightful, memorable individuals. Entertaining to the end.


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