I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Dog Catcher by Lloyd Johnson
on February 7, 2016
Pages: 420 pages
A young woman comes into her own... After being rejected by her parents, Cheryl Greene must enter a world she's ill-equipped to handle, not just for her sake but that of her son. When she meets the charming yet mysterious Plez Jackson, her future looks bright. That is until his schemes leave Cheryl emotionally and physically broken. Fighting to rediscover her self-worth, Cheryl realizes it won't be easy. In fact, she's in for the fight of her life!
In The Dog Catcher, we meet Cheryl Green who is being abused by her parents and that sets the stage for the rest of the story in choices she makes for herself and her children.
After meeting Diallo Washington and having a brief relationship of sorts with him, resulting in the birth of her first son, she has to move out of her house and moves in with a friend Rexanne. That situation gets old and then she meets Plez Darnell Jackson, her Prince or so she thinks. Cheryl soon finds out Plez is not who she thought he was or who he showed her to be at the beginning of the relationship and now is she stuck in a situation of her making. Can she find the courage to leave for the sake of not only herself but also for her children.?
There is a lot going on in the story as Lloyd Johnson deals with love, hate, domestic violence, rape, Aids and more.
Cheryl is the central character, and Mr. Johnson’s writing makes you feel as if she is our friend who we hope wakes up and “smells the coffee” soon. His writing of her character was raw and on the point that by the end of the story I was cheering for her.
This is not a glamorous read because of the content, yet it is a read that someone may need because we know domestic violence is prevalent and sometimes a story like this could help someone view their situation, see it in this story and make changes. With that being said I recommend this book, but please know that it contains some disturbing content because of the subject matter.
Reviewed by: Linda C.