Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Book Review of Authoress, K. Reid's novel, "FAT KILLS"

Man…oh man! I couldn’t put this book down. I don’t want to divulge all the goods of the book because if any of you want to purchase the book (And you should) I don’t to spoil it for you. I’m going to go ahead and take a nose dive into the book without landing on my face. Alright, here it goes!

Mia Nickole Rose is a 24 year old attractive, curvaceous, and ambition young woman. She’s a Copy Editing supervisor for, "The Metro” Newspaper in Washington DC’s Metropolitan area. And she has a loving boyfriend named, Eric who loves her to smithereens. Like many people who are overweight, Mia receives jeers and derisive remarks about her size, but she doesn’t allow it to rupture her spirit. Asides from being a full figured woman, she has powerful, Grammy winning vocal chords, that has landed her a slew of singing gigs. However, she is still inundated with financial woes. And she lives hand to mouth from a pay check that barely covers her household and school loan expenses. Mia does part-time singing gigs to financially assist her parents. (Who are also trying to make ends meet). Anywho, Mia’s frustrations with her job, finances, coworkers, and supervisors, drives her into desperation. One day, Mia receives an email invitation from an escort service that offers $5,000. While thinking about her circumstances, she goes against her better judgment and accepts the offer.

When she shows up at the party, she meets a malefactor who goes by the name, “Professor.” Just when Mia thinks her problems are about to end, they take a tragic and twisted turn for the worst. The party attendees get drugged and their bodies are dragged into the basement by Professor's "helpers," Gio and Toni. Mia is the only person who’s spared of the professor's murderous wrath, but she has a price to pay, she’s coerced to kill and watch the professor and his "helpers" murder and torture his victims. Reason being, Professor‘s son was savagely beaten by a group of bullies because of his obesity. The attack was so severe, it left his son mentally impaired. Since then, Professor counsels overweight people like Mia, who have been teased and taunted for being overweight. He then finds their bullies, and he tortures, and kills them. Now that Mia is appointed as his right hand woman, she finds herself ensnared,scared,paranoid and helpless. She has to do everything the professor orders her to do in exchange for money and the protection of her parents, and her own. With the help of her alter ego, Nickole, Mia is willing to stop at nothing to retrieve normalcy and save her parents.

While reading this book, I was slightly scared, shocked, and amused. Authoress K. Reid uses soundtracks to describe the mood of events through the chapters of the novel. When you read this book, you will be on the edge of your seat.The book is not "Put down-able." This book WILL stir your emotions. TRUST! It has taken me at least a day to read the book because it's that good. I look forward to reading more of K. Reid's forthcoming books. I STRONGLY suggest you purchase, "FAT KILLS" because the title matches the content of the book. Let's help support this talented literary artist! :-)

K. Reid's novel is available in Kindle and Paper back: http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Kills-K-Reid/dp/0615337589

You can also follow her on Twitter: @ScribeKReid

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