Christa Faust is a successful horror and crime writer. Her most recent novel Money Shot for Hard Case Crime won the Crimespree Award and was nominated for several others a sequel is forthcoming. She has written tie-ins to Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Twilight Zone amongst others. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and loves vintage shoes and noir cinema.
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By Mark on 11-05-14
B-movie film noir set in world of porn and MMA
I needed a quick, fun action book and this fit the bill. It’s pure pulp fiction. Former porn star Angel Dare is waitressing under a fake name in a nowhere diner after confronting a sex-trafficking ring in the series’ first book (“Money Shot”) — when in walks an old boyfriend who promptly gets shot and, as he lays dying, asks her to protect his son. The kid is an up-and-coming MMA competitor involved with bad people. It’s like a B-movie film noir, only sex positive. That said, there’s a creepy sexual encounter — that is emphasized as creepy by the author — that I will never be able to unknow, although I’d like to. Nothing like Mo Hayder creepy but creepy nonetheless. Bechdel test: pass.
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By Laura on 26-03-12
A Different Kind of Heroine
What did you love best about Choke Hold?
edgy and gritty.
What did you like best about this story?
the entire thing, sure its a little 'edgy', rough and graphic. but it is fast paced and keeps you on your toes
Which scene was your favorite?
where angel realizes the connections - when you read it, you will understand, i dont want to spoil it here
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
nothing extreme - just an edge of your seat, fast paced ride. short and to the point with a 'listen in one sitting' flair
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