Angels Out of the Dark
December, 9, 2020
Women's Fiction - Crime
Lester and Lucy, known in Las Vegas as The Black Samaritans, are the owners of a soup kitchen. Used as somewhat of a cover, the kitchen helps them find girls trying to get out of the grasps of sex and drug trafficking. Yet, to keep their animosity intact for the safety of these girls, they cannot be involved with the day-to-day aspects of the girls’ recovery. That’s where the angels come in.
No, not the down from the heavens, wings on the back, halo over the head type of angels. These angels came out from the depths of hell to protect and provide.
Enter the mind of Tiffany as she and her fellow “angels”, Betsy, Linda, and Missy assist Sue-Ling in her escape from the torment of her pimp, in J.S. Peck’s Angels Out of the Dark. A gripping tale of determination, courage, self-worth, and love, Peck brings the issues of the dark, dangerous, and twisted world of human trafficking to light whilst keeping it entertaining.
Although expected due to the content surrounding human trafficking, quite a bit of profanity is used. Yet, given the aspect from a survivor’s view, there is very limited sexual content. Therefore, a rating of 4 out of 5 stars is awarded.
Nonetheless, please take caution as horrendous acts are mentioned which may cause some distress. These include: drug use, detox, prostitution, physical and sexual abuse, assault, rape, abduction, starvation, sex rings, sex auctions, sex trafficking, abortion, depression, and gun violence.
Overall, a story of overcoming tremendous hardships through the influence of willpower, friendship, and compassion.