The Gray Line

The Gray Line is a captivating character study that explores the protagonists critical thinking, which characterizes her worldview and beliefs about the world and its inhabitants. Author B.J. Cyprian’s work is colored with suspense, depravity, and a critical sensibility. The author leads us through tortuous paths between right and wrong and shows readers how the lines blur with each new situation, and makes us question what our perception will be when facing such delicate situations?

This complex book also explores loss and how we deal with it and move on. It is a heavy theme that allows for much deliberation, especially for the character Angel Lamb. Besides the painful loss of her wife in a tragic car accident, we are given many other details that define her personal growth and ensures readers will be empathetic.

The plot of The Gray Line unfolds through easy flowing dialogue between characters. Its primary focus is on the torrid and complicated experiences of each of them, while the development of the setting is almost an afterthought. In addition to all the previously mentioned themes, the book also deals with issues such as sexual gender and black intolerance – even though they are not the most striking factors in this work, I felt that they were discussed in authentic ways.

The events that unfold lures the reader into a story that seems prosaic at first, due to its casual conversations and uncomplicated language, but this only makes it easier for readers to become close to the characters, and because of that their hardships are felt deeply. This also made it easy for me to visualize the problems and allowed me to form my own judgements about certain scenarios.

The Gray Line is an emotionally charged novel that will appeal to readers looking for a dramatic mystery story that is as thrilling as it is thought-provoking. This is a book that will stay with you long after you have put it down.

Pages: 282 | ASIN : B09FW9ZPF9

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