Hello again, savvy savers! Tonight finds us with a new book review, and this time, SPIKED – The story of a woman drugged with GhB and how she was turned into a criminal, by Sharron Gold.
The story is interesting — a woman claims that she is drugged and hypnotized in order to unknowingly smuggle items into Europe from India. The main character believes that it was a conspiracy between friends that were connected to underground smugglers, an outlet of a conclave of cronies to ensure that that she will be transporting goods illegally. The story certainly gives the reader a lot to consider, especially in light of the effects of GhB, including amnesia and complacency. I will leave it up to you to decide whether you feel the entire event is a true story or a work of fiction.
As far as the editing goes, this book needs help, serious help. The author writes in the final pages that she was unable to pay an editor and makes apologies for errors in the book. While I appreciate this honesty, but there is a lot that could be corrected in terms of grammar, style, and punctuation, without hiring a story editor.
This book leaves a lot to be desired, but in the future may pan out to be a great work.
To find out more about this book, click here!