Currents of Sin, Arleen Alleman

Homeless teens are disappearing off the streets in Las Vegas. Investigative reporter, Darcy Farthing, travels to Sin City to find a missing girl, Pammie Fleetfoot. Working with her friend and former LA cop, Tom Smythe, she soon learns the tragic reality of street teens caught in human trafficking for prostitution controlled by Asian gangs. Darcy and Tom form a bond with two frightened teen prostitutes, but soon after they confront their young pimp, he is brutally murdered. Darcy blames herself and fears for the girls’ safety. When they refuse her offer of help and will not leave the streets, she realizes a self-styled neighborhood preacher has a mysterious hold on them. Meanwhile, violence and abductions are escalating.

While in Vegas, Darcy is staying with her best friend, Sid, who is threatened by an anonymous caller. Darcy fears that her meddling with traffickers is endangering Sid. In a shocking twist, a horrific accident changes everything, and Darcy is convinced it was deliberately orchestrated. Despite being injured, she won’t leave Vegas until she determines who is responsible, and what happened to Pammie. Darcy’s husband, Mick, a government investigator who’s been fighting depression, rushes to join her. With his help, she discovers a startling connection between the human traffickers, the accident, and an old enemy intent on revenge. When the police and FBI finally raid the traffickers’ prostitution ring, Darcy is caught between two vicious criminal networks.

Currents of Sin is a thrilling, terrifying read that shocked and intrigued me the whole way through. This book is a dark book, however, it is important it may be a thriller but it explores human trafficking as well as teenage runaways and even forced prostitution. It is devastating and dark and very scary because it does happen… all of the time and although it can be a hard read at times because of how shocking and poignant the subject matters are, it still is an important read and a great mystery/suspense novel and I would implore all you lovely readers to read it!

The novel follows numerous characters and one of those are Darcy; she is the protagonist of the novel and a great one at that. Darcy has been having marital issues od late and so she travels down to Florida to recuperate and to relax. Whilst she visits Florida and one of her friends, they tell her about a disturbing local case and Darcy feels compelled to investigate. This is the beginning of this terrifying adventure. What happens next is shocking, I promise you will not have read a book like this before. Soon the reader finds out about a dark and disturbing mystery that involves missing children and it makes for a shocking read but an important one at the same time.

Currents of Sin is a poignant read because it is reality and the subjects that are explored in this book, such as human trafficking, does happen and that is why it makes for such a sad but realistic read. I really adored how the author of the novel Arlen Alleman explores these themes, she does so to a wonderful extent and builds the setting of the book perfectly so that it is incredibly realistic. It is a fantastic thriller that leaves a lasting impression on the reader, it will make you think about the terrible subject and how we can do something to help the problem. This is why I am in such awe of Alleman because she makes you feel this way without thrusting the subject in your face to the point that it is overwhelming. It is subtly hinted throughout the book and it makes for a chilling read.

The author of the novel, Arleen Alleman is a talented writer who evokes strong feelings within the reader. Her wiring is strong, well described and incredibly, beautifully detailed. I was hooked on the writing in this book, it thrilled me, entertained and terrified me and for that, I am in awe. Alleman creates a real atmosphere with this book and this is thanks to many aspects but one of those is because of the wonderful characters in this book…especially the protagonist of the novel Darcy. Darcy is a wonderful character who has been incredibly thought out by the author. I adored reading about her past and her present, she is a character you can get behind and root for and that is important when it comes to thriller/mystery novels.

To summarize my thoughts on the thrilling novel that is Currents of Sin I would say if you are a reader who Is tired of reading the same old thriller books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with Currents of Sin because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed. It is a novel that has everything the reader would want in a read and so much more; it has spine-tingling good content, dynamic, memorable characters, a charismatic author that writes beautifully and wonderfully so and lastly it is an all-around, interesting, memorable read that you will not be disappointed if you choose to read it. My rating for this thrilling book is Five Stars!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers, I deeply appreciate it and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Currents of Sin; do you see yourself reading this book? Is it not your usual cup of tea? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

Goodbye for now book lovers,   

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!


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