Set in the 1950’s, Baby Shark is the story of Kristin
Van Dijk a young girl who travels from town to town in Texas
with her pool hustling father. Living out of her father’s
car she spends her time reading books and listening to Jazz.
Life is good until one horrible night in a local pool hall
when a local motorcycle gang turns her life upside down.
Kristin is assaulted and left for dead. Her father is murdered
along with the son of the pool hall’s owner. Henry
Chin, the owner, is also beaten and left for dead but he
manages to pull himself and Kristen out of the pool hall
before it burns to the ground.
In the 1950’s girls didn’t admit to being raped
and they certainly didn’t seek revenge for wrongs
committed against them and their family. The local police
don’t seem interested in finding the perpetrators
so Kristin sets out with Henry Chin to find the killers
and make sure justice is done.
She sets out to learn how to defend herself while also learning
to shoot pool even better than her father. With the help
of a local private detective, Kristen and Henry set out
to find the members of the motorcycle gang responsible and
exact their revenge.
Robert Fate’s first novel, Baby Shark, is a dynamite
read. It pulls you in from the very first page with non
stop action, violence and characters that live and breathe.
Straight forward writing tells the story of a tough heroine
who refuses to take life lying down. She refuses to play
by the rules and she refuses to let the criminals responsible
go unpunished. Fate has written characters who are full
of life, tough yet tender. Characters you will find yourself
jumping up and cheering for in this dark, almost noiresque
novel. The tightly written plot will have your pulse racing,
your heart pounding and leave you breathless until the very
ABOUT THE REVIEWER
Andrea Maloney is a stay at home mom and jewelry designer who loves
to read. Her favorite books are mysteries, suspense and thrillers.
She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two daughters and one
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