Tobias Butler is a serial killer, he’s been sitting on death row after being sentenced for a gruesome murder in years before. Now Tobias has gotten involved in the prison’s pen pal program and has received a letter from a young lawyer named Jess.
Jess is determined that Tobias is innocent and she wants to reopen his case stating that she has found new facts after studying the evidence. With Tobias actually being guilty he is curious what the lawyer thinks she’s found and whether she could really get him out of prison after all these years.
Emancipation is one of these reads that really should come with a warning label. With it being set in a prison environment I wasn’t overly shocked to find it full of language that may offend some. But it’s also a pretty dark read which I suppose is also somewhat expected with Tobias being a serial killer but along with a lot of violence which can get graphic there are also mentions of rape and other sexual situations a reader needs to be prepared for.
But with all of that said if you can tolerate the dark story line I will say this became a pretty intense read which I wasn’t quite expecting. All along the story the reader will wonder can this girl actually get a real killer released?? And just what can happen if she really does?? Tobias makes it known pretty early on he wants to kill Jess so the intensity gets ramped up waiting to find out what will happen.
Overall, a shocking and gripping psychological thriller that will have the reader on the edge of their seat. Contains graphic violence, language and sexual content so beware if these bother you.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.