This is the author’s debut novel and I just can’t wait to read more by her. This is a full novel that will have you wanting to know more and more about the lives and secrets of these characters. At first I was a bit put off by the fact that you start at one point then go back about 20 years in the past for the backstory thinking you know how it will end, but keep reading and you will realize there are so many layers of this story. This is a great mystery, suspense, mafia and crime novel that is the start of this author’s series called “The Black Rose”. I write this honest review voluntary after receiving an ARC copy and I would highly recommend this book. It was a lovely change from what I have recently been reading and had me totally hooked.
Renee Parnell is the daughter of an Underboss in a very powerful crime family in Boston and is marked with the Black Rose symbol that her father marks on all the girls that work for him. It’s a symbol that will affect her all her life and the something she can never hide from.
When she finds out her father had her fiancé killed on their wedding day she runs as her father never wanted her in his life. She will have to pay the price for her life but he wants to make her suffer real pain first. So she runs so he cannot break her spirit but there will be a price to pay for her leaving, one other’s will pay for in her place.
She finally meets someone she wishes to have a future with but if he knew the truth about her family it will all fall apart between them. She can no longer sit and watch others pay for her mistakes in her father’s eyes so she decided to return to him, knowing this may be the end for her.
She loves her family but not her father and she will fight for what is important to her but will the secrets of the past help or just make the end come sooner. Will she be able to end the suffering caused by her father’s dark ways?
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