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Monday, June 24, 2019

The Safe House (Black Market series #2) by Kiki Swinson

The Safe House
(Black Market series #2) 

Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Dafina

Goodreads synopsis:
Run for cover
It was supposed to be easy money. A few exchanges for cash, one big payoff, and then life would be better than ever with bills all paid and money in her pocket. But the plan fell apart and now she’s made an enemy. He’s a drug cartel leader out to destroy any competition—and get payback by any means necessary . . .

Play for time
Under federal protection, she’s only steps ahead as the cartel leader starts killing off her family and friends. When he kidnaps a relative and demands her in exchange, she and a desperate DEA agent work a bold switch to nail him. But the fallout is disastrous—and deadly . . .

Do anything to survive
Now the local police are closing in on her as the prime suspect in her abusive boyfriend’s disappearance. She’s got no choice but to ditch the feds and take down her merciless pursuer on her own. But with no options, no help, and the clock running down, this not-so-innocent victim’s only shot may be the one risk that takes her out for good . . .


3.5 Stars

This is the second book in the Black Market series by Kiki Swinson. It is a gritty urban fiction novel. I don’t usually read books like this and so if you love this genre take this review with a grain of salt. I am certain you probably need to to start reading this series at book #1 titled Black Market  to get the full picture. It would make more sense to the reader.

Misty was looking for a big payoff, easy money, but it turned out to be more complicated once all the chips started falling around her. I can’t really give too much away by way of plot since this book is number two in a series. Lots of fallout here. Lots of action and deadly consequences. This will not be a happily ever after type of book.

I wanted to root for the main character but given the genre I am not sure I wad supposed to. I like to follow the mystery, figure it out and feel like justice was served. Not really possible here. 

If you love urban fiction, read this. It is thrilling in its own way. It makes a mark when you read it. It is compelling. Just not my jam. It might be yours.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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