About The Schwarzschild Radius
Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student, descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared.
After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony.
When she finds Olivia, Rachel becomes the killer’s next target.
Reviews for The Schwarzschild Radius
A rope, an axe, a propane torch, leather masks, and video equipment. What do all those things have in common? You’ll have to read Gustavo Florentin’s brilliant new crime thriller, The Schwarzschild Radius, to find out.
Meet the lovely Rachel Wallen, a Columbia University student searching for her missing sister, Olivia. Her quest leads her to a strip club, the private homes of the rich and powerful, and most importantly, to Transcendence House - a refuge for runaways in downtown Manhattan.
There she meets Father Massey, whom People Magazine dubbed “hippest man of the cloth,” and the Washington Post called “a [...]
After four months of dead-end searches, eighteen-year-old Rachel Wallen decides to take matters in her own hands to find her adopted sister, Olivia, who suddenly vanished out of thin air. Rachel heads to the homeless shelter, where Olivia used to be a volunteer counselor, and is admitted under a pseudonym in the hope that she can gain leads. A staff member shares disturbing news that Olivia had been making porn flicks just before she vanished. Even more disturbing, Rachel learns that Olivia has a twin, Achara, who is living in Thailand and trapped in the sex trade. Discovering the instant [...]
This book was incredibly well written and completely believable. A parent's worst nightmare brought to life in exquisite detail. When I started reading it and realized how intense it was I thought about not finishing the book but it was already too late... I was sucked in and completely invested in the characters and just had to know how it ended! It was a terrifying thrill ride full of intrigue and suspense ... Depravity and horror. It is well worth a read if your constitution is up for the journey!
This book is a roller coaster ride full of twists and turns, and the author isn’t afraid to shed light on the darkest of human depravities. And although Rachel is the main character, the story changes perspectives frequently and you never know what’s going to happen next. I want to go into more detail and tell you more about the book, but I feel like I’ll miss something or give something away and I hate spoilers.