The Black Coats
Thea’s cousin Natalie, her favorite person and best friend, was killed, and her murderer remains at large. In her grief, Thea gave up running, something she and Natalie did together. When Thea is approached at school with a riddle, she sees something worth living for. The Black Coats has recruited her to help avenge women who have been wronged, usually by men. To earn the right to avenge her cousin, Thea must endure intensive training and complete missions. In the midst of this, Thea meets Drew, who could have been enough for her had she met him before joining the organization; however, she learns there are many hidden secrets, both within the Black Coats and within Drew’s family, that could end her chance to know what happened to Natalie.
With the #metoo movement and the current attention on women’s rights, this story was begging to be told. It combines justice and revenge, blurring the line to ask where one ends and the other begins. At times the dialogue may be a bit hokey, and the actions do not quite flow, but overall this is a book that will initially fan the fires of hate until it cools into acceptance, if not understanding. The Black Coats is a good contemporary read.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||400 pages|
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