Four Star Review: The Blackmail of Evelynn Faust by Shirley Anne Edwards
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Released: May 25, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Drug Abuse
Length: 213 Pages
Evelynn Faust suffers from horrible insomnia and paranoia. The summer before her senior year of high school should be one of the best summers of her life. But she’s tormented by guilt and an addiction that haunts her every waking moment. Evelynn is a drug dealer who also craves the drug she sells. The money and the popularity that come with it aren’t bad either. But when she’s caught dealing on school property by Eric Wagner, the respected and admired police chief’s son, the game is over. He won’t snitch on her, unless she gives him whatever he wants – her. She’s being blackmailed. Evelynn has no one to turn to for help. Not her parents who don’t understand her rebellious nature or her circle of friends who only care about partying and getting high. When Adam Tristen moves in across the street, and he wants to get to know her better, it all seems too good to be true. She must make a pact with the devil. Evelynn now looks over her shoulder wherever she goes, waiting for Eric to act on his threats. But Adam, the charming college sophomore, sees something special inside Evelynn, and he wants to help her fix mistakes. In order to do that she must confront a dark secret from her past that could destroy her family…her life…and her entire world as she knows it. She’ll need to take a leap of faith.
Review by Lissa
In the beginning I felt that the writing was a tad over descriptive. But I got passed that because it's a good story.
Evelynn has found herself in quite a bad situation. Eric knows something that can destroy her family and her friends. He uses that as a way make her his "girlfriend". Now that's just creepy, he creeps me out. You can't just have something because you want it. When the other person doesn't want anything to do with you.
This story is really crazy. It's nail biting. I couldn't stop reading till I was done. Evelynn has made a lot of mistakes but she doesn't deserve any of the things that happen. She's caring under the hard exterior she displays for everyone.
Thankfully, though she's gone through all of this, she has Adam. He's her Knight in Shining Armor. He doesn't want anything but the best for her. Not like most of the guys in her life.
This book has a good lesson in the mix of it. If you think you're stuck in a situation and there's no way out, there's always a way. Being honest and not lying is a lot easier. This was an enjoyable, interesting read.