Title: Property of the State
Series: The Black Market, Book 3
Author: Kiki Swinson
Publication Date: January 28, 2020
Genre: Urban Fiction
Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner
Property of the state is about a woman’s actions catching up with her. Misty was a pharmacy employee who found herself in some trouble while dealing with an abusive boyfriend named Terrell. She in self-defense kills him. At the beginning of the book, Misty is arrested and is going to jail for that crime.
This book made me wonder if the mistreatment of inmates truly does happen. Misty is placed in facility that had an hidden agenda, which becomes very clear as the story progresses. What I liked about her character is her transformation from the start of the book to the end. Misty went into the prison as one person but the events that happen truly changed her.
Her main goal was getting out of the prison, but also to stay alive. She didn’t know who to trust or what actions she’d have to take, which made for an entertaining book. I’m glad that I read the first two books in this series, which helped me going into this one and helped me invest in the characters.
I recommend Property of the State to Urban fiction readers, but suggest them read the first books in the series to get the full story.