This novel starts out with the lead character Heidi Kachina being beaten by her fiancé...fast forward a year and we learn that Heidi's fiancé Jayson is now dead, and she volunteers in a support group referred to as "Call & Response" who help people that have lived through traumatic experiences. Heidi meets Aaron from the group, he survived a deadly motorcycle accident and has his own issues to work though and the two form a bond.
Lamar has just been released from serving an eight month prison bid and is enjoying time with his girlfriend Melissa. A call from his sister Heidi pulls him away from the passion he's about to ignite under the sheets with the horny Melissa who waited for him. Heidi demands that Lamar meet her at their mother Pearl's house, as she sure that mother is in danger! Reluctantly Lamar chooses family over a pis**d off Melissa!
Shaheed, fronts as the middle man for big a time hustler named Abdul. When Shaheeds name is implicated in a major drug deal gone wrong, Abdul wants no part of Shaheed and threatens him to come up with his money and be gone or suffer the consequences. In order to get the money Shaheed involves his brother Rob and cousin Vegas but their plan to get the money turns sour and in the haste to get away they buck heads with Heidi in a fatal blow. Shaheed vows payback on Heidi and an impressive scheme is hatched which promises to kill two birds with one stone, but Heidi refuses to go down without a fight...
An excellent story by newcomer Dashawn Taylor, who seems to have a flair for dramatic twists and turns. Oh yes there is one common denominator that link the characters but when you think you've figured it out Dashawn flips the script on ya!
An eye catching cover with a story that will make you determined to uncover the answers to this gripping drama!
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