Thursday, July 7, 2011

Inside by Brenda Novak

Review of Inside by Brenda Novak

Released: May 31, 2011

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: “Dangerous to know...
Virgil Skinner served fourteen years for a murder he didn’t commit. He’s finally been exonerated, but he can’t escape the gang he joined in order to survive. They’ll do anything to keep him from telling what he knows. And if they can’t get to Virgil they’ll go after his sister and her kids.

The California Department of Corrections needs someone to infiltrate another gang, one that’s taking control of the state’s most notorious supermax. Virgil agrees to do it under an alias—in exchange for his sister’s protection.

Chief Deputy Warden Peyton Adams is opposed to having Virgil in her prison. How will she protect him if things go bad? Besides, she’s far too attracted to him; she might even be falling in love with him. That makes her all the more desperate to keep him safe—and it gives him someone else to lose.”

Inside by Brenda Novak is an exhilarating story about making a difference and finding love in the most unusual circumstances. Brenda Novak (love all her books) has an uncanny ability to provide just the right amount of suspense, drama, action, adventure, and romance to Inside that will leave readers feeling like they ran a 6 minute mile. I give Inside by Brenda Novak 5 smirks because the story has a certain appeal of criminal justice, searching for the truth, and romance springing in the unlikeliest of places.


  1. You know, this may get me reading adult novels again. Well written review.

  2. Thank you Sophie!!! It is actually a really good series, it has the right amount of everything in it. I've read some of her other books as well and they also have a nice balance.