28 BOYS by A. Giannoccaro
— SYNOPSIS —
Underneath these gang tattoos beats a heart three times a year. I’m a slow puncture death, a murderer, a rapist, and a number. I killed my best friend. Death doesn’t stalk me, it walks ahead of me by twenty-eight paces.
I went home after I sold my soul to the devils. I thought life would begin, I was a free man, instead within days the bullets fly and my last hope dies with the slain. There is nothing left to live for in this world. I belong to the 28s, I’ll always belong to the 28s.
The woman across the road judges me, she hates me, and takes every opportunity to let me know it.
Yet, somehow, when grief etched our names down in the book of the dead, we dared be bold enough to find love.
I’m not a good man, and I’m not pretty. I come from the Cape Flats where my life was reduced to a prison cell number. In all this ugliness I found beauty, innocence, and forgiveness. I can’t forgive myself for the crimes I’ve committed, but I’ll die trying to earn hers.
In a world where nothing matters, she does.
My Review –
4 I Am Not A Number Stars!!
*I volunteered to review a Copy of this book from HEA Book Tours PR & More*
Thank you so very much HEA Book Tours PR & More!! I am extremely honored and grateful!! 🙂
This was my second time reading Ms.Giannoccaro’s work and I really liked it! This tale was raw, brutally honest, and dark. I don’t believe I’ve ever read a story quite like it. It brought out all kinds of emotions within including anger and sadness. It doesn’t pull on your heartstrings it practically rips them out of your chest. It opened my eyes to things I’ve never really thought about before. It frightened me to my core at times with how realistic it was. I loved that it was told in Dual POVs as well!!
Ms.Giannoccaro created one hell of a unique novel that shocked me with every turn of the page. She doesn’t hold back any punches with it either which I found to be refreshing. Francis and Engela’s story isn’t for the faint of heart by any means. Both of the main characters have been through their own share of past pains and battle demons daily. I’m looking forward to reading what she comes up with next!! 🙂
If you haven’t already One-Clicked, Buy It Today!! It truly messed with my mind. I hope you like this one and that it makes you sit back and think my fellow book lovers!! 4 Stars all around!! 🙂