Breath of Scandal
By: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
1976 in the small country town of Palmetto, South Carolina, life for Jade Sperry and her boyfriend, Gary Parker changed forever. Dreams for a future together ended because Jade was brutally gang-raped by the son of the wealthiest and most corrupt family in Palmetto, along with his two friends, Hutch Jolly and Lemar Griffith. Jade’s determination to see justice prevail, helped her crawl her way to the road to find help only to have the police, her best friend, her mother, her boyfriend and the town turn their back on her. They blamed her for the rape. Gary thought Jade had been unfaithful to him and committed suicide when he saw her go to a lady who performed abortions. Jade left Palmetto in a cloud of scandal and tragedy, but also with the determination she would return sometime in the future, and she would see justice served to those who had so brutally violated her and caused the death of Gary.
I have read this book before, but enjoyed re-reading it. The plot of this book is filled with lots of suspense and drama. The characters are so well developed you will become part of the drama as it unfolds. This is not a book I would recommend if you are offended by explicit language and graphic descriptions of events, but if you can put that aside and read this book, written in Sandra Brown’s great fashion, you will not be disappointed. It deals with the subject of rape, violence and the courage to recover. It definitely will keep you turning the pages and praying justice will prevail.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Grand Central Publishing, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.