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Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith Review


OMG I know…I know it’s been a while, but I can confidently say, well it makes me feel better to say, I have been reading quite a few books and plan on getting more posts out. I have mainly been focused on connecting to my inner self and studying a variety of things and of course reading books on those subjects so I have a wide range of books I’m excited to tell y’all about, but first let’s get into Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith. 

My search for an African American thriller author is never ending and running across this book was far from a disappointment!!!

This story was about Martin Gray, a lawyer, who receives an invitation to a weekend getaway with some of the most elite African American leaders after winning a case against one of the elite African American attorneys in town. Everything seems all good and well until Martin arrives at this elaborate resort and realizes its no regular resort but one that consists of rules where the men are called “masters” and the white people are considered property. Yes, you read that correctly. Reverse slavery. So Martin must choose whether to stand with them and push his career to top rank status, or deny them and risk death. 

This book was so good y’all I can’t express how satisfied I am with this story. I listened to it on audio and it flowed so well. My suspense was so wrapped around this story I forgot I was even listening to a book. I kept thinking it was one of those suspense podcast stories. I enjoyed every last one of the characters and how they contributed to the way the story ended.

This even had me reflecting on how I felt and my feeling towards the whole concept of the story. It’s like yes I get how some people would want revenge for our ancestors, but could I ever see myself being dehumanizing to anyone regardless of race or color? No, never in a million lifetimes!!!!!  I’m too much of a love and light witch bitch.

I loved the way the story ended tho and I look forward to reading more suspense thrillers by Dwayne Alexander Smith. This was actually the book I chose for Paperbacks and Merlot, the book club I am a part of, and I can not wait to hear what they thought about this crazy amazing story. 

Check out “Forty Acres” by Dwayne Alexander Smith here

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