Thursday, October 22, 2015

When The Serpent Bites by Nesly Clerge

When The Serpent Bites
by Nesly Clerge

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: October 30, 2015
Publisher: IngramSpark
ISBN-10: 0996501703
ISBN-13: 978-0996501705
Genre: Suspense | Crime Fiction
Print Length: 445 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Frederick Starks has it all—a gorgeous wife who was his high school sweetheart, three beautiful children, a mansion and cars others envy, millions in the bank, respected in his community, admired by his employees, loved and respected by loyal friends. He revels in the hard-earned power and control he’s acquired. As the saying goes, “All that glitters is not gold,” which Starks discovers when gut-wrenching betrayal by his wife sends him over the edge and into a maximum security prison.

There, Starks is a new “fish,” stripped of nearly everything he’s always relied on. In that place, where inmates and guards have their own rules and codes of conduct, Starks is forced to face the darker side of life, and his own darker side, especially when the betrayals, both inside and outside the prison, don’t stop. He must choose which path to follow when the line between right and wrong becomes blurred: one that leads to getting out of the physical and emotional hellhole he finds himself in or one that keeps him alive.

 When The Serpent Bites by Nesly Clerge

When The Serpent BitesDark, edgy and full of grit, When the Serpent Bites by Nesly Clerge is a suspenseful tale of one powerful man’s fall from grace and his slow metamorphosis into a man who found his way to the top of a far more deadly heap. Survival to Frederick Starks meant control, in the business world, his family life, and the community. He fought hard to get where he was and never expected his plummet would revolve around his own lack of control and place him firmly in the confines of a maximum security prison. Not one to back down from anyone, Starks doesn’t know the prison rules and becomes a target for death from the big dog himself. Gone are the fancy cars, people catering to his every whim, he is fresh meat and soon learns there is only one way to survive his time in prison.

Starks has every intention of being the big dog and will use his business savvy to and his wealth to gain allies on both sides of the bars. His journey is one of grit and darkness as he discovers just what he can be driven to do in order to maintain control and to stay alive. Will he discover the real man inside? Is there more evil than good?

Follow Starks as Nesly Clerge leads him down the rabbit hole to hell, on steps made up of betrayal, paybacks, rage and deceit, where fear brings respect and a man’s life is only as good as his words or the action he takes to back them up.

Nesly Clerge had me from page one, wondering if I was going to like Starks or not! There is no gentle easing into this tale, you will hit the ground and running and as the strength of the characters and their personalities pull you along. Absolutely riveting dialogue, gruesome action at times and a feeling of being there, a fly on the wall as loyalties sway, deals are made and Starks seems to stay one step ahead of the pack at almost every turn. You want suspense? Get ready to grab the edge of your seat. You want drama and characters that come to life on each page? Looking to see a little payback? Just remember, When the Serpent Bites you’ll know it and there will be nothing you can do about it.

I received an ARC edition from Nesly Clerge in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Great review. Makes me very curious to read this. :)
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