Series: The Debt #2
Author: Molly O’Keefe
Release date: 19 June 2017
Main characters: Tommy MacNeill, grew up in the system and shares a painful history with Beth Renshaw, a fellow foster kid with secrets of her own.
ALL DEBTS MUST BE PAID
Seven years ago, I thought I could save Beth, the girl I loved from the monster who was supposed to take care of us. I thought I could keep Beth and all the other kids at St. Jude’s Home for Court Placed Juveniles safe.
I failed. Badly. Now we all have blood on our hands and owe a dangerous man a very dangerous debt. We don’t know when he’ll come calling for payment, but when he does – we pay, or we suffer.
When my turn comes, I’m ready for anything.
Except seeing Beth again.
LOVE IS NEVER FREE
No one ever tells you that the cost of having your dreams come true is literally every single other part of your life. Yes, I’m a huge pop star these days, but I’m pretty much a mess, too.
I’ve spent my life hiding behind disguises, make-up and costumes, all to protect myself from the kind of pain that comes from revealing your true self to someone.
I did that once. With Tommy. The only person I ever loved. It didn’t turn out so well.
And now, with everything else falling apart around me, I’m suddenly in the backseat of his car.
And the past we’ve both tried to run from is catching up with us.
Why you should read it: Molly O’Keefe has a very impressive back catalogue of books of all genres. Lately, it seems that she’s drawn to the darker side of life. Her characters have always been multi-faceted but the characters in this series all have a lot going on! They’re also irrevocably linked by something that happened in their youth. Getting to the bottom of all that is going to be interesting to say the least. Both the prologue and this book provide a taster and some background to the characters and their predicament. Don’t expect to be satisfied by the end though. There are so many questions to be answered and I am certain that book three will provide those answers! As well as the main characters, there are some pretty interesting peripheral characters too. The foster system has affected both Simon and Carissa in very different ways, and their adult paths couldn’t be more different. And what does Bates have to do with all of this?! (You may remember him if you read Baby Come Back.)
What you may not like: Not going to lie, there’s some pretty heavy stuff the characters are dealing with or have dealt with in their young lives. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you made it past the prologue (which was quite harrowing) then I think the worst is over…at least, I hope so!
Rating: 4/5 for an interesting and intriguing read. I want answers and I want them now!
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