Author: Megan Stockton
Narrator: Dave Drew Hill
In a future where homelessness is an illegal status, and those living on the streets are registered into “Sponsorship” programs, crime and abuse runs rampant. Keegan Smith rejects the idea of the system, but finds himself inheriting one of the largest Sponsorship programs in the nation from his late father. Faced with bankruptcy, Keegan is forced to begin working in the system and oversee the wicked financial kingdom he had left behind. When he finds an illegal fighting ring linked to sex trafficking and other atrocities within his own corporation, he is trapped between protecting his family and buying in, and adhering to his own morals by fighting back.
Very powerful story and very easy to get drawn in.
To me, this novel almost read like a cautionary tale, the way that people interpret 1984. When our MC takes over the job of running his father’s corporation, he has to make the difficult choice between supporting his family and doing what’s right. That type of struggle is definitely one that comes from the heart and no matter what the circumstances, it can’t be an easy choice to make.
Especially when the possible consequences are so dire.
This novel certainly lives up to its name with the variety of different ethic concerns addressed. A dystopian novel, but the situations painted in it become truer and truer every day. The novel revolves around the idea of the rich and famous and their like for everything dark and twisted. With the Jeffrey Epstein ordeal, it is very easy to see something like this happening in the near future.
The narrator has a very good, even, and easy to understand voice.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.