FICTION

Cheaper To Keep Her 3

Dafina: Kensington. Mar. 2016. 255p. ISBN 9781496700728. pap. $7.99. F
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In this third part of Swinson's series, Lynise Washington is quite happy to escape the violence she instigated in Norfolk, VA. Yet she could be jumping from the frying pan into the fire by hooking up with Bishop, a cold-blooded Newark, NJ, drug dealer who kills at the first sign of betrayal. Lynise chills at a one-room apartment supplied by Bishop but comes to realize she's the other woman. Not that she cares, as long as she has access to some of Bishop's cash. By sticking her nose into things best left alone, Lynise finds herself having on-the-side dinner dates with sexy neighbor Sean. She also discovers Bishop's stash taped under a drawer. Will this sassy street chick make the right decision or will everything spiral out of control just like in Norfolk?
VERDICT Swinson (Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless) has one of urban fiction's best ears for street trash talk laced with profanity that makes it difficult to quote here. Her story zips right along, but pay close attention as clever plot twists in the last 20 pages are stunners. Swinson's name will easily generate demand. The fourth book is set for release in summer 2016.

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