When the Serpent Bites by Nesley Clerge

Publication Date: October 30th, 2015

“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.”


Thank you to the author for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

When I started reading this book, I had no idea what to expect. I wanted to start and read a few chapters, but no. There is no going slow with this book. This was fast paced right from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down even if I wanted to.

This was an absolute rollercoaster of a book. It never stopped moving. I could imagine everything that was being told and it was insane from the first word. Starks is a person that makes the reader feel. It’s the best when a character can do that! The first chapter had me reading on because it really grabbed my attention.

It was really interesting that the author had Starks using his knowledge from one side to other side of the bars. He really knew his way around and it was awesome to see him doing so many different things.

My favorite thing about this book was how strong the characters were. The author really wrote their personalities to match their characters and it made them seem like they were coming to life. There was drama, action, excitement, and suspense and I really enjoyed every page. Thank you again to Nesly Clerge!

Rating: ★★★★

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