When Jay Cassio’s best friend is murdered in a job clearly done by professionals, the walls that he has built to protect himself from the world of others begin to shatter. Dan Del Colliano had been his confidante and protector since the men were children on the savage streets of Newark, New Jersey. When Dan supports and revives Jay after Jay’s parents die in a plane crash, their bond deepens to something beyond brotherhood, beyond blood. Now Jay, a successful lawyer, must find out why Dan died and find a way to seek justice for his murder. Isabel Perez has lived a life both tainted and charmed since she was a teenager in Mexico. She holds powerful sway over men and has even more powerful alliances with people no one should ever try to cross. She desperately wants her freedom from the chains these people have placed on her. When Jay catapults into her world, their connection is electric, their alliance is lethal, and their future is anything but certain(Taken from Goodreads).
This is the second novel I have read by LePore and I wasn’t disappointed. I love the way LePore switches the narration between the past and the present. In other novels I have found this style of narrative confusing but LePore style of narrating suited the novel well and help add a depth of character to the novel.
The characters are very well described and all have a role within the novel. Each character has something to add to the story and I loved that.
I did struggle with the first few chapters however I am glad I carried on reading this as overall it was an excellent novel.
I highly recommend this book!
A copy of this book was received for free all opinions expressed are my own through reading this book.