29 March 2018

Piece Keeper by Antwan Floyd Sr

About the Book:
Teresa Prince, a small town girl with a big heart, had dreams of working in law enforcement her goals put on pause in the worse way possible. Will she overcome this tragedy and emerge triumphant with her mind and soul intact? Or will the mental anguish be too much for her to bare? 
James, a twisted soul with ideas of love and grandeur with a woman that doesn’t feel the same for him, at least not yet. That will all change if he has anything to do with it. Also, her old flame has stepped into the picture. Will James be able to win her over and make her the love of his life before the flame is rekindled between her and her ex? Or will he be left in the cold while they live happily-ever-after?
Black Love was always a white collar kind of guy more so than a gangster when an unfortunate incident occurs in a small town in Illinois he rushes to the side of his ex-fiancรฉ to attempt to save the day. It does not take long to figure out that not everyone wants to see justice served. On top of that, his feelings for his past love may not only cause conflicts in the case but also add a rift to his new relationship. Will Black put his past behind him and find out who violated Teresa? 
In this fast-paced tale of pain, misguided passion, and lost love we follow these three souls as they embark on a journey of romance, rape, and retribution. When there’s no one to count on but yourself will you stand and deliver? Or bend and break? Each will face that question in the midst of what they once thought was true. They all find out that when love turns to war, someone has to be the Piece Keeper!

Book Links:
Piece Keeper via Amazon   Piece Keeper via Barnes & Noble   PieceKeeper Paperback

My Review:

I was not sure about what to expect from the book, to be frank. From the blurb, I expected it to be part thriller, part romance and very much character oriented. But the book turned out to be quite different from the image that I got from the blurb. There's the central plot where Teresa gets raped and has her ex step into her life looking for revenge on behalf of her. Though the focus is on this central storyline, I liked the way the book covers the many shades of humanity. From violence to corruption, the book touches many evils of modern society.

It was perhaps what holds the book together. There are four-five main characters in the book and they are all shades of grey. None of them is all black or all white and it is interesting to see how sometime the supposedly 'good' guys can walk on the other side of the line. I liked the way the characters are developed.

Language & Narrative:
There were a few parts where I had trouble understanding the dialogues. I suppose they were written in some localized slang which I am not aware of. But that was a very small part. Overall the author has done a good job with his narrative, making the plot more dramatized.

I had trouble with certain scene which was well written but could be a trigger for some people due to its violent nature.


About the Author: 

Antwan Floyd Sr. is a Publisher, Author, and Reviewer. He publishes Crime Fiction novels under his publishing company Maleah Solange Books. He has released two titles in the Black Love Detective Series: Piece Keeper & Cannibal in the City. He has also written Dope Fiction and Dope Fiction pt. 2 "Greed Between the Lines". Originally from Chicago, IL he currently resides in Indianapolis, IN where he is penning his next novel.

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