Nearly unbelievable true story, told as a memoir that often reads like a thriller, CROOKED STRAIGHT tells of Maryse's unconventional coming of age through early loss of innocence, rebellion, survival, international drug trafficking adventures from Toronto to Amsterdam to Spain.
But that's just the back story.
We enter her life early one morning in Toronto when Maryse, age twenty-five, has managed to extricate herself from a life of hopelessness in the confines of the drug scene, a life she landed in because of her deep shame over her early experiences of abuse at the hands of her mother, grandfather, and others—events for which she shouldered the blame.
Today, however, life hands her much bigger problems.
Over a five-hour span, she's forced into choices she'd rather not make—choices that compel her to look deeply within, to tear apart her past. Choices she must make immediately. Choices that could affect her very freedom, yet give her an opportunity to see justice served—though in a startling way—if only she'd help Toronto police in the arrest of a serial rapist.
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Been reading a ton since the pandemic and been looking for something a little more adventurous, and let me just tell you, I picked the right one with this one! It’s nothing like you expect.
The way it starts out you think “well ok we are just diving right in” haha.
A lot of surprising aspects to this, Highly recommend!