Author: Suki Fleet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 02/08/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, Drama, M/M Romance
When Dashiel’s body is found dumped on an East London wasteland, his best friend Danny sets out to find the killer. But Danny finds interaction difficult and must keep his world small in order to survive. By day he lives in an abandoned swimming pool and fixes electrical devices to trade for supplies, but by night, alone, he hunts sharks—a reckless search for dangerous men who prey on the vulnerable.
A chance meeting with an American boy selling himself on the streets throws this lonely existence into disarray. Micky is troubled, fragile, and Danny feels a desperate need to protect him—from what, he doesn’t know. As Danny discovers more about Micky, he realizes that what Micky needs saving from is the one thing Danny can’t help him fight against.
To save Micky, Danny must risk expanding his world and face something that scares him more than any shark ever could: trusting he will be accepted for who he is. If a freezing winter on the streets, a sadistic doctor, and three thousand miles don’t tear them apart first, that is.
I grabbed this book to review strictly based on one thing—the author. I love books by Suki Fleet and picked this without even reading the blurb. I wasn’t disappointed.
Fleet’s words are magical and enthralling and I was hooked on this story from the first sentence. Don’t come into this expecting a sweet, or short, love story. There is a lot of angst in Foxes. I don’t usually enjoy angst but I loved it here.
Danny is a homeless man looking for the man who murdered his friend, Dashiel. He follows the men who hire the young street hustlers for sex because he is positive one of them is responsible for Dashiel’s death.
In Danny’s quest the reader is introduced to a host of characters; all splendidly created. Fleet has a way of imbuing each supporting character with a unique personality. One of the people Danny meets is Micky, another young street kid. Their relationship is so very sweet and heartbreaking and touching. I am in awe with the magic of their love story.
If you haven’t read Suki Fleet then you’re really missing out.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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