The Hamptons. The place where the rich and famous come to be rich and famous. Where families can afford to have a summer house that was worth more than the money people that were hired to clean those homes would probably make in their life time. As we are invited into the life of Corey Halpern, The East End sheds a little light on just how suffocating working-class life can be. Living a life unnoticed by the rich people in the homes he keeps up, Corey is surrounded by physical, drug, and alcohol abuse and he just wants to get as far away as possible.
Corey is simply fed up with the way his life is going. He and his mother spend their days cleaning the house of the Sheffield family. Corey’s way of getting back to the rich, is by “pranking” the residents of the Hamptons. He does this by breaking into their homes, but he never actually takes anything. He does just enough to let them know that someone unwelcome was inside their homes. But one night, this was just not enough for Corey, he wanted to up his game. So his next course of action was to break into his employers house, Leo Sheffield. This night does not go as Corey plans. In the midst of breaking into the home, Corey is not the only one that is there. Leo Sheffield’s daughter Tiffany and her friend Angelique arrive to the home unexpectedly. What started as a harmless prank, instantly changes as soon as Corey sees Angelique. Instead of leaving, he stays to watch the girls because he cannot pull himself way. But things go drastically south and Corey must now protect not only himself but he must also protect Angelique. For the secret that they share is a secret that not even money can hide, because what’s done in the dark must surely come to light.
Jason Allen did an amazing job of painting the picture of the rich and the working-class. He portrayed real life issues such as domestic abuse and alcoholism in such a relatable way. The story of Gina was all too real because I had a Gina in my life, it was not over dramatized and that is the kind of writing that I think we can all appreciate.
The East End will be available for purchase on May 7th, 2019. So please do yourself a favor and grab a copy, you will not be disappointed. This book is full of twists, and it literally has you in its grasp until the very last page. And when I tell you the ending alone is worth reading…I am NOT lying.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review from Netgalley. Justine Sha- Publicist and Park Row Books in exchange for a fair and honest review.