Author: VK Powell
Publication: Bold Stroke Books
This book touched me on a variety of levels, not only a mystery, romance, but Powell brought to light the plight of our homeless. The fact these people were also veterans tossed carelessly to the side by society and government was heartbreaking, but true. The people who risked their lives for our country in a war not of their making now considered the scourge of society and ignored.
Having spent four years of my youth on the streets- sleeping on park benches, under overpasses, dumpster diving and panhandling for food. The threat of being a girl alone returned in vivid detail after reading this book. I don't mean in a bad way, while this was a hard time in my life, I wouldn't trade the experience. I learned about people, good and bad and the temptations one faces to survive.
Powell addresses these issues with heartfelt penmanship when DEA agent Colby Vincent is thrust into this world on an undercover assignment. Dropped from societies radar, treated like she is invisible, facing the dangers of street life wears on her. Yet, she holds onto her compassion for others, a trait difficult to maintain when faced with these challenges. The one solace she finds is in Adena Weber, a lawyer who works pro bono for the homeless and runs a shelter. A legacy her father started before his murder. The feelings the two women develop is a conflict of interest to both, but hard for them to ignore.
The characters well developed, the plot thickening with every turn of the page. Powell weaves an intriguing story which will hold the reader captivated and leave one contemplating long after the conclusion.
Check other work by VK Powell:
Lone Ranger-(soon to be released)
To Protect & Serve
***I wish to thank Netgalley and Bold Stroke Books for providing an ARC for my honest review.***