Tuesday, November 24, 2020

When No One Is Watching

Rejuvenation. There’s something fishy about the gentrification in progress in a Brooklyn neighborhood, and Alyssa Cole pulls us into a complicated scheme in her novel titled, When No One Is Watching. Protagonists Sydney and Theo represent the contrasts in the neighborhood as they alternate as narrators: the longtime resident and the newcomer. Both narrators face major challenges that become complicated as they uncover the unsavory and illegal ways in which neighborhood rejuvenation has accelerated. There’s crime and exploitation afoot, and Cole keeps thickening the muck in which the characters find themselves as we watch the scheme unfold. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase When No One Is Watching from amazon.com.

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