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Samantha by Kevin Morris
Synopsis: Samantha tells the story of a young girl forced into prostitution in the city of Liverpool. Can Sam’s love for Peter, a man she meets in a nightclub, save her? Or will Sam end her life in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Dock?
This story is available via Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samantha-K-Morris-ebook/dp/B00BL3CNHI) and Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Samantha-K-Morris-ebook/dp/B00BL3CNHI), and Kevin’s website is www.newauthoronline.com.
Review (of the eBook)
The story starts in Peter’s point of view where he’s at a club with his friends, Mark and Lisa, but he goes off with Sam when she invites him to leave and Mark and Lisa have apparently disappeared.
Although Peter and Sam know each briefly, the attraction between is obvious, if not a little gushy at places.
Barry, Sam’s pimp, is horrible and well-written so we can’t like him. Some antagonists have redeeming features but Barry has none and his description felt realistic.
I enjoyed the narrator saying that Peter hated the Wetherspoon’s pub chain (‘They signified all that was wrong with modern society’) because it’s my partner’s favourite.
Although we don’t see much of him, Billy is probably my favourite because there’s a ‘reveal’ around halfway through the story, which I won’t spoil for you.