Where Shadows Lie: The Tension of Redemption by Tialla Rising
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a very different book for me to read. I like to jump out of my usual choices so that reading becomes varied for me and I can jump back to each genre refreshed. And take each book in each genre with a clear outlook again.
This is [among other things] the strength of the pull, the commitment the loyalty to get out of gangs. We are not talking of little clicks of youths, we are talking Gangster gangs, really serious 'life on the line' type gangs. Get mixed up with them, fall out with them and your 'dead' kind of gangs.
Shawn was really heavily into the gang, until he was put into prison. He then had a chance to turn his life completely around. But what when he got out?
Now that he is out he refuses to go back.
But is the gang going to leave him alone?
Will they just forget about him and allow him to move on?
You bet your bottom dollar they won't.
There was this girl he was close to.
Renewing their friendship he realizes its not just "friendship" he has fallen for her.
He is an ex gang member and how does she know he is different now?
she is a Christian and has values.
She turns out to be his rock.
One night, things get dangerous, this leads to and attack.
The way for the gang to get to Shawn is through her
This was a very well thought out story, the characters were solid as a rock, they really were 'real' to me. The anguish, the emotions, the empathy I could feel for Shawn was immense. He really was different, and proving that was well written by the author.
I don't know much about gangs like this, only what I read and hear. That's as far as my knowledge goes, however, its quite scary to think young persons can get involved in this type of thing and end up maimed or dead because they want to leave the gang membership.
Gangs against gangs, each has their own 'morals' of conduct.
There was nothing at all that lacked her for me.
It truly was a good read.
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