Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Alibi by Teri Woods, Review and Giveaway! 5 Winners!



What would you do if you told one little lie and that little lie eventually consumed you? What if you were forced to go on the run hoping that no one would find you but knowing full well that you always have to watch your back and look around every corner?

Alibi a great book by Teri Woods goes deep into the belly of Philadelphia's crime scene and doesn't turn back.

Here is a little teaser from the official Hachette site:

Two men think they've found the perfect opportunity--a chance to rob the stash house of Simon Shuller, one of Philadelphia's biggest drug lords. But their plans are spoiled when one of Shuller's men catches them as they break into the stash house. Temperatures flare as the men capture Shuller's worker, Poncho, and force him to show them the goods. What they didn't expect was for Poncho's partner to be armed and very dangerous. An altercation breaks out and when the smoke clears, Nard, Poncho's accomplice, is the only one left standing.

Thinking quickly, Nard cleans shop and makes his escape, but not before being spotted by a few neighbors. Not wanting to kill anyone else, he makes a mad dash for the streets but wonders if the witnesses will give up his identity. What he needs now is a plausible alibi. If he doesn't come up with one fast, it could mean life in prison, or death on the streets.


And here is more about the author of this great book:


Teri Woods was born in Delaware and later moved to Philadelphia, PA where she worked as a legal secretary/paralegal for eight years in a Philadelphia law firm. She began writing True to the Game in 1993 and began to submit her work to publishers. After being turned down, the book sat dormant in a closet for two years. In 1998, she began selling handmade copies of the book out of the trunk of her car. With the success of the handmade books, she started her own publishing and production company, Meow Meow Productions. Teri Woods lives in New Jersey with her three children. She is hard at work on her next novel.

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book and it was a real page turner. I thought that the characters were developed and you really felt connected to Daisy, the main character. You really felt bad for her because of the situation that she got herself into with telling just one lie.

This book is a great indepth look into the lives of gang members and shows the real and very unglamorous side to a life of crime. Nard is an 18-year-old drug runner for Simon Shuller, and Poncho is his partner. Sticks is part of Shuller's team, and was supposed to be the lookout on the day that two young street thugs decide that they can make a quick buck by robbing the two drug runners as they sit in the stash house. Unfortunately, it doesn't work out very well for them, and now Nard needs an alibi.

This is where Daisy Fothergill, a 22-year-old stripper who is one of Stick's "girlfriends" comes into the picture. Stick offers her money to provide Nard with an alibi for the day in question and she willingly accepts, even though she's not a very good liar. She thinks, "I'll just tell this to the investigator, and that will be that." She does it simply because her mother needs the money and she can not make enough being just a stripper.

Bodies start piling up and Daisy realizes that the one little lie that she told might just end up costing her everything. When she comes across an unexpected windfall, she uses it to leave both Philadelphia and city life. The FBI, the police, and Shuller are all after her. The question now is, "Who will find her first?"

As you can tell this is one page turning book that you can't put down because you just want to know what happens in the end!

The Giveaway:

The lovely people over at the Hachette Book Group are going to give five lucky winners the opportunity to win this great book!

This giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and the US! And you have to have an actual address no P.O boxes!

This giveaway will end on July 24th!

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196 comments:

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I just finished another novel by James Patterson--my first--so I would go for "Private" because I really liked the other one I read.

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