Sometimes chasing a dream can become a nightmare…
Alecia Preen is living in poverty and desperate to make a better life for herself. Having moved to a new area for new beginnings after being disowned by her family, money was fast running out. She is struggling to make ends meet.
With the intention of charging lonely men online for her services, Alecia realises she can supplement her income by being unscrupulous. In meeting Jake Parker he requests that she role-plays as a psychiatrist, but he makes her aware of an underground millionaires playground called Sordida. He warns her to stay away.
As Alecia’s curiosity gets the better of her, she is amazed by the wealth and decadence on offer. Sordida is not the club she had anticipated because behind the legendary name lurks a very dark secret. A secret that could cost her everything.
He pays by the hour and Alecia pays in ways she had never imagined.
Glimmer of Hope is not my first read from JA Andrews but it is different from the past books I’ve read. I’m a big fan of authors taking their writing in a different direction, and this was excellent. Some possible trigger warnings: sex working, drugs, swinger clubs. I think it was all tastefully done, but worth mentioning.
JA Andrews’ writing is very cinematic. It felt like I was watching a movie. It was very easy for me to be drawn into this book and forget I was reading.
The characters are well written and developed. Following Alecia’s journey was compelling. I felt for her. I wanted to help her. It was very good.
There is still a mystery to be solved and I think this author is very talented. I enjoyed trying to solve the mystery and the ending was not what I saw coming at all!
Overall, this was very enjoyable and I’d recommend giving it a shot.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
JA Andrews is the author of gripping twisty psychological thrillers. Mummy’s Boy, and You Let Him In, are his full length novels, while Glimmer of Hope is a shorter story as a Kindle exclusive. As well as writing fiction, JA Andrews enjoys reading a mix of genres, watching various reality TV and spending time with family and friends.
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