Thursday, 4 October 2012

Crow's Row - Review

For college student Emily Sheppard, the thought of spending a summer alone in New York is much more preferable than spending it in France with her parents. Just completing her freshman year at Callister University, Emily faces a quiet summer in the city slums, supporting herself by working at the campus library. During one of her jogs through the nearby cemetery while visiting her brother Bill's grave, Emily witnesses a brutal killing-and then she blacks out. When Emily regains consciousness, she realizes she's been kidnapped by a young crime boss and his gang. She is hurled into a secret underworld, wondering why she is still alive and for how long.

Held captive in rural Vermont, she tries to make sense of her situation and what it means. While uncovering secrets about her brother and his untimely death, Emily falls in love with her very rich and very dangerous captor, twenty-six year- old Cameron. She understands it's a forbidden love and one that won't allow her to return to her previous life. But love may not be enough to save Emily when no one even knows she is missing.
My Review:
5 / 5 Stars
This was one of those books where one free sample just wasn’t enough; I sped right through the chapters and was clicking the download button within moments.
Crow’s Row kept my interest largely because of the humour involved with the dialogue; I loved the banter between the characters as it felt real and natural not like a lot of books I’ve read. Emily has an interesting view of herself and of her environment, picking up on details of her settings with a keen eye though at times I just skipped paragraphs when they started listing the grocessors in the cupboard or the clothes in the draw. I don’t think that was really necessary.
Her love and devotion to her 'not-so-perfect' but lovable brother Bill was amazing, even though he obviously had his own problems, the two siblings had a powerful connection that only intensified with Bill's death.
Over all this was a brilliant, easy and fast paced read, even though the ending had me gripping at my seat with such strength I could almost punch my fingers through the wood, I still loved every bit of this. 

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