Friday, July 22, 2011

The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil

The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil
by Victoria Christopher Murray

From the book: Adam and Evia Longston have lived in their own little garden of Eden since the two married at the age of seventeen. Working their way up from the humblest of beginnings, the Langstons have thrived beyond anything they could have imagined. Now they live in the finest home, drive the best cars, and indulge in all the trimmings the signify their massive success.

But then the recession hits and rips apart the family's financial stability. Unable to support their three children and other relatives, Adam and Evia find themselves drowning in financial trouble and teetering on the brink of complete disaster. With nowhere to turn, the Langstons have no idea what to do.

Until Shay-Shaunte, Evia's multimillionaire boss, comes to the Langstons with a five-million-dollar offer that seems so hard to refuse. Will the Langstons make this deal? Or will they recognize that the glitter of five million dollars may be far from gold?

Read Chapter One

From me: The Deal, Dance, Devil was a fantastic read, in a soul-searching sort of way. With names like Adam and Evia and some of the elements of this novel, Victoria seemed to be writing with the Genesis story of the fall in mind. Which I like, I love modern spins on Bible stories. But, at the same time, it just wasn't about Adam and Eve at all. It was this crazy story of being stuck between a rock and a hard place and having no way out. Victoria grabbed hold of me with this novel and never let go, even after I had read the final page. It leaves you asking yourself...what if? Would I? The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil is worth buying and keeping on your bookshelf to go back to again and again!

Thanks to Touchstone books for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!


Odie Langley said...

Good review, I'll be looking for that one.