Release Blitz & Review: 28 Boys by Ashleigh Giannoccaro

28 Boys by Ashleigh Giannoccaro
Release Date: March 30, 2017
Underneath these gang tattoos beats a heart three times a year. I’m a slow puncture death, a murderer, a rapist, and a number. I killed my best friend. Death doesn’t stalk me, it walks ahead of me by twenty-eight paces.
I went home after I sold my soul to the devils. I thought life would begin, I was a free man, instead within days the bullets fly and my last hope dies with the slain. There is nothing left to live for in this world. I belong to the 28s, I’ll always belong to the 28s.
The woman across the road judges me, she hates me, and takes every opportunity to let me know it.
Yet, somehow, when grief etched our names down in the book of the dead, we dared be bold enough to find love.
I’m not a good man, and I’m not pretty. I come from the Cape Flats where my life was reduced to a prison cell number. In all this ugliness I found beauty, innocence, and forgiveness. I can’t forgive myself for the crimes I’ve committed, but I’ll die trying to earn hers.
In a world where nothing matters, she does.
NOTE
28 Boys contains foreign language, and South Africanisms throughout the story, this was done to stay true to the nature of the characters and setting of the story. there are not typos they are intentional. 18+ due to content, and triggers.
Cover Design by Southern Stiles Design
Cover Photography by FrankysFunkyFotos
Cover Model Franklin Petersen

REVIEW
Reviewer: Tammi
Rating: 5 Groupie Stars
Oh my what a book! It was real, it was raw! It wasn’t pretty but it was true. It was a little disturbing in parts. But gang life is really like this I am sure. I felt I live a very privileged while reading and I am grateful. There was a love story but it wasn’t romantic, it was sad. My heart broke for these people. It is the only life they know and that is scary.
The sad and horrific situations these people lived through everyday was just beyond anything I can completely comprehend. They did things all because that is their life, this is the ugly live. In the end I had a small smile through my tears. I was left with a bit of hope.
This is one of those books that makes you feel, it makes you think and I will never forget it. This story is going to stick with me for awhile.

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