Monday, January 6, 2014

Fake ID by Lamar Giles

Fake ID

Fake ID by Lamar Giles
Expected Publication Date: January 21st, 2014
2 out of 5 stars

Fake ID by Lamar Giles is the story of Nick Pearson.  Nick has been in witness protection for 4 years, ever since his father decided to rat out his gangster boss, this move affected his family (Nick and his mom).  For the past 4 years Nick and his family have and to learn cover stories, use new names and move to various cities in the US.  Because Nick’s father cannot shake the crime life, Nick and his family have had to relocate various times, much to the federal government’s chagrin.  This last placement in Stepton, Virginia is Nick’s family’s final chance, or else they will be let off the witness protection program. 

What Nick was not counting on was being relocated to a town full of criminal activity; enter Eli Cruz editor of the high school newspaper.  Eli has caught the scent of a really big conspiracy going on in Stepton, and it seems like those running the town are in on it.  In a town where the law is bent more times than not, will Nick and his family be able to stay out of the crime-lime-light?

This book had some potential and it kept me interested, until about right around the time Eli was murdered.  It seemed choppy and forced towards the end, as if the author was just trying to wrap everything up, but nothing was wrapped up.  I had more questions at the end than I did in the beginning.  I am not sure if this will be a series, since I really feel like the story is not finished, I mean nothing was resolved.

Thank You Edelweiss for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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