Top positive review
Go lock all your doors!
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2019
This book packs a punch. ASBO means Anti-Social Behavior Order & can make someone cause harm, harassment, alarm or distress to someone else. This story is about an unhinged teen, Frankie, who has a group of kids hanging out with him. He tells a man, Andrew, to buy him cigarettes but the man doesn’t & that’s when the trouble begins. An onslaught on the family is cruel & deadly, led by Frankie with his buddies going along with it. It’s probably every person’s fear, not being safe in your own home. The attack is brutal & hard to read. There is a lot of profanity but considering what this book is, it’s likely it would be used the way it was. There are sexual situations, also. But nothing is as shocking as what happens when Frankie goes after Andrew’s family. At the end, there is something revealed that I never thought about but it makes several pieces of the puzzle fall into place.
I only recommend this book to those who like to read drama, thriller, suspense & horror & can handle violence, sex & language. I found the writing to be quite good with well-written characters. I give this book 5 stars because the characters are well-written. Also, because the plot doesn’t involve the good guy coming out the unscathed hero at the end but it’s written in a way that’s realistic. And third, the consequences are what you’d find in real life, not things happening because the hero develops super powers all of a sudden. There was one error that took me out of the book by messing with my concentration. Andrew’s mouth is taped shut so tightly he almost can’t breathe. A sentence or two later he’s yelling at Frankie but there’s no mention that his mouth had the tape removed. Other than that, the plot seems pretty tight & moves along at a steady pace. I enjoyed (that seems so wrong to say) this book & couldn’t put it down.