Down and Out in Manhattan by JR Locke


Title: Down & Out in Manhattan
Author: J.R. Locke
Available from: Amazon

I was given a free e-book in exchange for an honest review.

I gave up on this book almost one-third of the way through. It’s badly written and predictable.

The story is a well-known one: somewhat desperate and decidedly ambitious young man puts away his moral compass and sells his soul to the devil(s); in this case, a trio of rich white men looking to get richer while letting the young man take the fall. I was looking for some twist that would indicate this wasn’t the same tired and predictable story that’s already been told numerous times. I kept waiting for the thrill ride referenced by other reviewers. When a character referred to as a red head [sic] early in the story was later described as having long brown hair, I started to lose patience with the sloppy storytelling and the absolutely awful grammar and punctuation.

Don’t waste your money on this book. This story has been told many times and by better writers.

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