Friday, March 24, 2017
An astonishing debut crime thriller about an unforgettable woman who combines the genius and ferocity of Lisbeth Salander with the ruthless ambition of Walter White
The Crenshaw Six are a small but up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have recently been drawn into an escalating war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders, the Crenshaw Six appear to be led by a man named Garcia . . . but what no one has figured out is that the gang's real leader (and secret weapon) is Garcia's girlfriend, a brilliant young woman named Lola. Lola has mastered playing the role of submissive girlfriend, and in the man's world she inhabits she is consistently underestimated. But in truth she is much, much smarter--and in many ways tougher and more ruthless--than any of the men around her, and as the gang is increasingly sucked into a world of high-stakes betrayal and brutal violence, her skills and leadership become their only hope of survival.
Lola marks the debut of a hugely exciting new thriller writer, and of a singular, magnificent character unlike anyone else in fiction.
My thoughts: This wound up being a bit more than I could take, since it is a sad story of a young woman growing up in a rough neighborhood who has been through some horrible things and is trying to save a young girl from having to go down a similar path. A lot of the story is in the ghetto and shows Lola going up against drug lords and the like. If you like gritty stories, then you might like this one. I would only give it a 2 out of 5 stars.
I received this book from Blogging for books in exchange for my honest review.