Beth's Review: Inside Out by Jack Kearney
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Page Publishing
Released: June 30th 2015
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Length: 204 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
As an actor, Danny Belson has played many criminal types, but as the prisoner transport bus pulls out of the LA county jail, the realization of his conviction overwhelms him. The irony is that only six months ago he taught an acting workshop at the same institution he is now going to be incarcerated in. Danny had been chosen to take part in California's answer to New Jersey's highly acclaimed “Scared Straight” by actually working with the inmates of the Medium Security Federal Prison in Lompoc. In his short stay, Danny made some interesting friends as well as unforgiving enemies. Utilizing a groundbreaking format, Follow Danny as he goes from a care free beach volleyball loving, pool shooting, actor, who's only worry is knowing when his next audition will come, to a convicted murderer. Written using flashbacks, with no chapters, learn what a struggling actor goes through, and how, after his incarceration, Danny's life is turned INSIDE OUT
Five Boundless Stars
Inside out is a touching story written from point of view of the main character, Danny. Readers are taken on an emotional journey through the tragic experiences in his life. Danny is introduced to us as a young, struggling; but working, actor in LA. The decisions and consequences of his life take us on a roller coaster ride of love, empathy, and hate; for Danny and his unique group of friends.
If you like suspense, Inside Out is the book for you. Jack Kerney brilliantly writes to keep the reader's interest; it is extremely hard to put his book down. You will laugh, you will cry, you will become extremely upset, and you will even experience hate. Kearney’s writing effortlessly has the readers feel as if they’re with the characters. Inside Out not only gives a feeling of what it’s like to be on both the “inside” and “out”, but it also carries a deeper meaning as we experience what’s it’s like when the events of our lives, both positive and negative, emotionally turn us “inside out” within in minutes.
The only thing I would warn readers about is the graphic scenes; I would not recommend this book for younger readers. This should not be on the middle school summer reading list, and parents of high school students should read it first to determine if their child is mature enough to read it.