Role Play is eye-popping urban fiction by Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker.
Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A masterpiece: Will definitely read again.
Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker has written an urban fiction masterpiece. The novel is very well-written. I was impressed by her well-measured prose, which isn’t something usually associated with this genre. The story is told from the alternating viewpoints of the main characters. Whitaker easily handles this sometimes tricky technique with appropriate chapter headers. The characters are wholly dynamic, and the dialogue is on-point. There are multiple storylines, but they meld nicely. Some heavy subject matter is explored and expertly highlighted. My attention was held from start to finish. Every page was highly anticipated. There is some explicit content but it is completely fitting in this context. The plot is ingenious, and the ending wasn’t jaw-dropping; it was jaw-breaking. I’m still trying to get my breath back. Ultimately, this is a tale of love, hate, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, treachery and mayhem. This could only be rated 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend Role Play to all readers of multicultural urban fiction and to fans of great fiction in general.
My thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: September 29, 2020