Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The Bitch by Les Edgerton

The Bitch

Ex-con Jake Bishop is several years past his second stint in prison and has completely reformed. He’s married, expecting a child, and preparing to open his own hair salon. But then an old cellmate re-enters his life begging for a favor: to help him with a burglary. Forced by his code of ethics to perform the crime, Jake’s once idyllic life quickly plunges into an abyss. Jake soon realizes that there is only one way out of this purgatory . . . and it may rupture his soul beyond repair. - goodreads

I had this book in the to-read pile for so long. And I just kept ignoring it and ignoring it, and now I am kicking myself that I didn't read it sooner. It was really good!

The Bitch isn't a reference to some bratty woman, or a female dog. Its a prison slang term for when an ex-con commits a third offence, and basically you are thrown into jail for a long time, no bail, etc. And basically this book is about that 'third offence'.

Jake Bishop has turned his life around. Married, about to have a child,  working in a hair salon, trying to start his own his life as a robber is far behind him. Until an old cellmate comes back into his life. This cellmate is making him an offer that will put a lot of dollar bills on the table. Jake is adamant about saying no. Until he realizes all of his secrets he told his old cell-mate are coming back to bite him in the ass. Turns out Jake can't avoid helping out on this one. 

The twists and turns and the whole way this book is written is fantastic. I kept swiping right to continue reading. I wanted to know exactly how it ended, in one sitting. I loved the surprises thrown it as well. When I thought I figured out whats was going to happen, (while some did) something else got thrown into the mix. I also thought it was going to end another way- which is a very good thing in a crime/mystery book.

Go buy/read this book. 


  1. I'm delighted that you enjoyed my novel--thank you! You made my day.

    1. Thank you for reading my review! I'm definitely going to be checking out your other books