Sunday, February 13, 2011

Red Ink by Angela Makholwa

I bought this book after I read The 30th candle by the same author. A friend recommended it and I loved the writing style of the author then I went and bought this one.

This is a first book by the author and it is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. It revolves around Lucy Khambule a Public Relations Officer,ex journalist, a partner to Patricia and mother to Diseko. A call from a C-Max prisoner by the name of Napoleon Dingiswayo a notorious serial killer offering her a chance of a life time,to write a book about his life. The story that was never told turns her world upside down. Lucy goes to Pretoria prison to meet this man. She does everything she can to get the story and around her , her world is falling apart.

Lucy is faced with a choice whether the brutal killings happening around her are actually a coincident or whether its all the doings of a crazy man sitting behind bars. Should she abandon her lifelong dream of writing a book? Who is this insane man? How far is she willing to go? Is she willing to loose her partner, her man, her friend, her son and ultimately her life?

The book is gripping and a must read.

I love the twists this book presents. Angela Makholwa made me to go out and buy more South African books. You get excited about reading about the places you know and can picture in your head. I loved this book so much and I passed it on to my friends.......let just say they loved it!  

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