When No One is Watching

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People are disappearing and Gifford Place is changing When No One is Watching. Well, Sydney Green is and she was born and raised in this Brooklyn neighborhood that seems to be gentrifying overnight. There seem to be much darker undertones to this gentrification than what people would have you believe it means. She finds an unlikely ally in Theo, who is one of the few white people willing to help her get to the bottom of the disappearances. All they know is this is their neighborhood and they’re not going without a fight.

I didn’t realize how uneducated I was until I actually had to look up what gentrification is. Even though this is a work of fiction, I understand that there were a lot of truths about Black history and it was very informative. It is incredibly sad that things that human beings will do to one another, regardless of skin color, but is even more heartbreaking when that is the reasoning for it. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the situation from both Sydney and Theo’s perspective. There is a lot of swearing and some graphic sex scenes, which I’m sure I should have expected since the author often writes romance stories. I would recommend this if you would like more information on gentrification and redlining, but would also like to read a thriller at the same time.

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Author Alyssa Cole
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher William Morrow
Publish Date 9/1/2020
ISBN 9780062982650
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Issue September 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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