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Set in the South Side of Chicago, an epic, enthralling story of a young woman determined to protect her best friend while a long-buried secret threatens to unravel both their families.

Family. Faith. Secrets. Everything in this world comes full circle.

When Ruby King’s mother is found murdered in their home in Chicago’s South Side, the police dismiss it as another act of
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: June 16th 2020 by Park Row
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Rene Denfeld
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit this is good. What an astonishing book. Catherine Adel West is remarkably talented, and brings to life such an important story. In this world—as in the real world—danger is not fictional. Politics are not just theory. And safety is an illusion. This is one the best novels I've ever read. I hope everyone reads it.
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Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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LOVED IT. BLURBED IT. A gem!

"Told with teeth and tenderness, SAVING RUBY KING is a surprising, pedal-down debut that explores what happens when the fabrics of family, faith, and friendship snag on violent machinations of the heart. Redemption and survival share a pew with reckoning and hope here, all tangled up with the ties that bind. Catherine Adel West gifts us Chicago, the black church, and a choir of flawed, wonderfully complicated characters who flash fresh with every turn of the page, who
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Janet
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

When it is snowy and cold outside, superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL

I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .

Set in the South Side of Chicago, an epic, enthralling story of a young
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Courtney
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was asked to read this as a beta reader and I LOVED it. Cathy has an ability to pull you in as a reader and I honestly enjoyed her book.
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Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had the honor of beta reading this. It’s an amazing book that’ll make you laugh, cry, and throw the damn book across the room.
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I absolutely adored this book from beginning to end.
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