Sweat Street by D. J. Swykert


RATING: ★★★☆☆

Yuki, a young street girl, witnesses Jack Delgato murder another police officer and informant. Yuki runs for her life and Delgato relentlessly pursues the only witness to the killing.

I was sent a copy of Sweat Street by the author, D. J. Swykert, in exchange for an honest review. It tells the story of Yuki, a young woman who works on the streets. It begins with an encounter with two violent and controlling clients, but Yuki manages to hold her own. However, her good luck does not last long, as shortly afterwards she witnesses the brutal shooting of her friend and a man by two police officers. The killers see Yuki and she knows that she will have to run for her life.

She manages to escape capture and hides out in a bar, where she meets Dalton. She manages to persuade him to help her. In exchange for providing  her story for a reporter friend of his, they will provide her with a safe place to hide out. However, being a drug addict makes hiding difficult for Yuki as she must ensure that she has a constant supply.

The hideout is at the home of an intriguing man named Ray, who lives in the middle of a junk yard. Yuki enjoys his company and it doesn’t take long for the two of them to hit it off.

Although there was some suspense in Yuki’s predicament, I think I would have enjoyed the book more if it had been focused on the crime and whether or not the corrupt police officers were going to be caught. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it – it was a good novella and I would recommend it if you are looking for a short, snappy thriller to read.

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