27 March 2022

Review: STREETS OF GOLD, Margot Kinberg

  • this edition on Kindle (Amazon)
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09RJQ6CR7
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grey Cells Press (March 16, 2022)
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 126 pages

Synopsis  (Amazon)

These Streets Are Not Made of Gold…

Fifteen-year-old Staci Mckinney thought that leaving home would solve her problems. At least it would get her away from her disgusting stepfather, Nick. But it’s not long before Nick becomes the least of her worries. It’s not easy to live on the streets. It’s a daily struggle to find food and a place to sleep, especially during a Philadelphia winter. Things get even harder when Staci witnesses two men dumping a body. When they see her, too, she has no choice but to go on the run.

Philadelphia City Councilman Daniel Langdon thought everything would be alright, even after the ‘road rage’ incident that led to a death. After all, nobody knew what happened. Except some kid saw him and his assistant dumping the body. Now he’s going to have to find the girl before she gets the chance to talk to anyone about what she witnessed.  

My Take

In this novella the author impressively and credibly explores what would send a teenager out onto the streets, and then, the options that she has for survival.

Already on the streets of Philadelphia, Staci Mckinney sees two men dumping what she later discovers is a body on the streets. However not only can she identify them, but they also see her, and realise the part she could play in revealing their identities to the authorities. 

Now not only Staci's mum is looking for her but also these two men who have resources that eventually assist them in finding out where members of the community have last seen Staci.

In her efforts to get away and to stay hidden, Staci discovers that there are a number of people whose hearts are in the "right place".

Well done Margot - I enjoyed the read!

My rating: 4.5

I've also read

4.5, B - VERY FLAT
4.3, IN A WORD: MURDER  (edit)


विकास नैनवाल 'अंजान' said...

Looks like an interesting read.I have added it to my tbr list. Thanks.

- Vikas

Margot Kinberg said...

Thanks very much, Kerrie!


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