The Red RootsThe Red Roots by Andrea Johnson Beck

Genre: Crime Thriller/Mystery/Suspense/Organized Crime

**Based on actual facts**

Source: Received for an honest review from the author

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 21, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1511648678
  • ISBN-13: 978-1511648677

Book Description (Courtesy of Amazon)

 April 21, 2015
Inspired by Actual Events

Buried secrets never stay hidden. They take root and spread through the soil. In time, the lies breach the surface and the slender stems creep along the earth, climb and entangle with first solid thing it encounters.

Secrets bind people.
Constrict logic.
Agitate the mind.

Love is the same.

*Warning: Story contains verbal & sexual abuse*
We must be the voice.
Break the cycle.


THE RED ROOTS by Andrea Johnson Beck is an awe-inspiring story. Based on actual facts. A story of sexual abuse, rape, healing, secrets, forgiveness and so much more. Isla is a very strong heroine!
“The Red Roots” is the story of Isla, her family, Organized crime and her “real” family. Lies never stay buried. Secrets always come to light.
This is a very emotional, raw story of inner turmoil, sexual abuse, sexual violence, strength and much more.
Ms. Beck has written a story which is emotional on so many levels. The reader will be drawn into the story with Isla and Reed and held in awe. You will need tissues! Ms. Beck has tackled a very difficult subject, that touches so many people, sexual violence, with tack, realism, and powerful emotions.
The love story that blossoms between Reed and Isla is touching, raw and unconditional. Fans of Ms. Beck will find she has not weaved from her usual talent, but excelled at a very touching, emotional, and compelling story. Healing, forgiveness and survival is most important. We all need strong people in our lives, such as Isla and yes, Reed. Well done, indeed! Have tissues at the ready, you will need them. Not a light-hearted story. Very intense and emotional! Fans of stories based on actual events or facts will enjoy “The Red Roots”, as well as fans of Mystery and Romance. I would strongly recommend this story. Be ready for a few shocks, and twists and turns. Well done! Once, again, Ms Beck shows readers what a talented, amazing storyteller she is, no matter the topic. I am impressed! Another satisfying read from Ms. Beck.

*Received for an honest review from the author*

**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction Reviews dot com**

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Hot due to the *sexual violence*
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More