In one hand small-time crook Stokes holds a backpack stuffed with someone else's money--$350,000 of it.
In the other hand, Stokes has a cell phone, which he found with the money. On the line a little girl he doesn't know asks, "Daddy? Are you coming to get me? They say if you give them the money, they'll let you take me home."
From best-selling author James Hankins comes a wrenching story of an unscrupulous man torn between his survival instincts and the plight of a true innocent. Faced with the choice, Stokes discovers his conscience might not be as corroded as he thought.
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Fast paced, very entertaining
This is a good fast paced book. Nonstop bad luck the whole way through.
Yes it certainly did! This book moves right along starting from probably the first 10 minutes or so and doesn't stop the whole way through.
Surprisingly I did! For most of the story I did not, I found some of it to be a little far fetched. How much and how many things can happen to one man in a day? This guy just went from one situation to another. Like I said, it was entertaining. Anyway back to the question. The final scene did give me such a melancholy feeling, I was so surprised! I love when a book has a great ending...
If you're on the fence- get the book. It is a little different then the typical rainy day nothing to read, short on attention span book in that our hero isn't such a hero but a rather shady character himself and at times not too likable. He is shockingly redeemable giving it this memorable ending.
The end made it worth it
Not especially, I was interested in the story, but there weren't a lot of surprises or twists and turns as we went. I think there was a good amount of building tension as we got to the end of the story.
The end. I can't say why, but the end is what made me like this book more than I would have expected.
I did breeze through this book pretty quickly, even though there were some graphic parts that made me cringe.
- Claudia H