On The Inside by Kim Cano

On the Inside By Kim CanoI received a free copy of On The Inside by Kim Cano to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours. No other financial compensation was received and, as always, all opinions shared are 100% mine.

When Kristen is sentenced to seventeen years for committing a white collar crime, she’s forced to leave her husband and two sons behind.

Life in prison is a shock. She discovers that people aren’t always what they seem, love wears many faces, and friendship can make life worth living.

But as she struggles to survive on the inside, Kristen must face something even more frightening than her fellow inmates. . . herself.

On the Inside is based on true events, written from the authors own family tragedy.

My Review of On The Inside

Yet another book that I started and could not put down until I was finished! At the beginning of this novel, we are introduced to Lakeisha. Her job is to open, inspect and read the incoming mail at a women’s prison.  Lakeisha is drawn to the letters one of the inmates, Kristen, writes to her family.  Kristen, the main character, has been sentenced to a 17-year term for committing a white collar crime.  Even though white collar crimes are at times referred to as “victimless crimes” we quickly see the pain, hurt and devastation that Kristen’s crime has wreaked on her family and herself.

As Kristen serves her time, we are introduced to others in the prison serving time for various reasons and periods of times.  The author, also, gives us a glimpse into the lives of Lakeisha and her co-workers – specifically the warden and prison psychiatrist.  It is makes sense that this plot is based on true events because the author seems to capture the true essence of the characters – the pain, remorse and feelings of retribution that they feel.

The glimpses into the lives of the inmates’ families through their letters and visits helps the reader to empathize with the familes that are left to put together the pieces and continue with their lives after a relative is sentenced to time in prison.

I would highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from this author!

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About the Author of On The Inside

Kim Cano - Author of On The InsideKim Cano debut novel was A Widow Redefined, which tells the story of a young woman’s journey through grief and the transformational power of friendship.

Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12 (also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart) 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

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  • Thanks Michelle! 🙂

  • Thanks for the wonderful review. I’m glad you enjoyed the book. My real life sister-in-law said her fellow inmates are all reading it now and are enjoying it too. And I just got word yesterday that the book made it to the second round in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. It sure would be cool to win! 🙂

    • That is awesome! I’m rooting for you with Amazon’s contest!

  • Great review..it does seem like a good book to read! Thanks for sharing.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one, so much so that I didn’t want it to end.