The Four Stages of Cruelty



Ditmarsh Penitentiary holds many secrets within its walls A maximum security prison, it contains every breed of hatred, self destruction, greed, and regret Its inmates aren t the only ones who grapple with these emotions Under constant threat yet given absolute authority, the guards routinely cross the divide between law enforcement and criminality.Corrections Officer Kali Williams takes pains to avoid the complicated traps of inmates and guards alike Then a young inmate named Joshua comes to her for help He claims that another prisoner has drawn an elaborate comic book, which holds a guide to the illicit underworld of Ditmarsh The struggle to obtain the information encoded in its pages has been the cause of ever increasing violence throughout the prison.At first Kali can t take Joshua seriously But soon afterward, the artist inmate disappears completely As she retraces his steps, she enters a labyrinthine world inside the prison with unexpected connections to the outside world Along the way, she uncovers the most bewildering secret of all the mystery of human compassion, the twisted forms it can take, and the violence and redemption it makes possible. Free Read [ The Four Stages of Cruelty ] author [ Keith Hollihan ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – e17streets4all.co.ukThe Four Stages of Cruelty

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Four Stages of Cruelty
  • Keith Hollihan
  • English
  • 01 January 2017
  • 0312592477

10 thoughts on “The Four Stages of Cruelty

  1. says:

    Four Stages of Cruelty is a precise description of life behind bars as seen through both the prisoner s and the guard s viewpoints It s chilling Kali is one of the few female guard s at her facility and she feels like an outsider Nineteen year old Josh is one of the youngest and newest prisoners and is completely lost as he tries to settle into life behind bars Hollihan tells his story through both Kali and Josh s eyes though Josh s voice rings truer Josh s next door cellmate Crawley has Four Stages of Cruelty is a precise description of life behind bars as seen through both the prisoner s and the guard s viewpoints It s chilling Kali is one of the few female guard s at her facility and she feels like an outsider Nineteen year old Josh is one of the youngest and newest prisoners and is completely lost as he tries to settle into life behind bars Hollihan tells his story through both Kali and Josh s eyes though Josh s ...

  2. says:

    Very interesting take on the Corrections Officer profession, however it s a difficult book to recommend I believe that in order for this novel to be appreciated, the reader needs to have a working understanding of the profession of a Corrections Worker in order to really understand the situations the main character is put into and how realistic and likely these situations are However, the book deals with corruption and what seems like the worst case scenarios of people employed into correcti Very interesting take on the Corrections Officer profession, however it s a difficult book to recommend I believe that in order for this novel to be appreciated, the reader needs to have a working...

  3. says:

    Interesting story from a woman CO point of view from inside a prison for males The only thing I really liked was a brief mention of my all time favorite bookTo Kill a Mockingbird That s about it Weird and it made me feel kind of depressed once I was done So so

  4. says:

    Well written, sharp, clear prose that put me in mind of Richard Price Kali Williams, corrections officer and protagonist is an amazingly complex character The detail and attention paid to the prison atmoshpere is compelling and completely believable Prison stories are not easy to write, and many authors make the mistake of crafting wild, excessive characters to achieve credibility make you feel like you re walking those frightening corridors and navigating around characters who could eat you Well written, sharp, clear prose that put me in mind of Richard Price Kali Williams, corrections officer and protagonist is an amazingly complex character The detail and attention ...

  5. says:

    Three and a half stars really Maybe even four A prison novel isn t exactly holiday week reading and, as usual, I read this one with repellant fascination I think the reviews here do it some injustice, though it s not that nasty It s almostof a crime novel with a mystery at the center, told mostly from the interesting point of view of a female corrections officer in a men s facility It s also extremely well written, enough so to say that this is one of the better crime debut...

  6. says:

    This is not typically the sort of book I d read, a seemingly violence studded thriller with a mystery at its core, I was wowed It truly engaged me It opened my eyes to another world, the underbelly of prison life It wasn t pretty, but it was a fascinating story of survival and morality, ...

  7. says:

    This is a gripping and visceral book A literary achievement unlike anything I ve ever read Agree, though, that its content and situations make it difficult to recommend per se.

  8. says:

    I was reluctant to read this book because I thought it was going to be a sad story without much action about a young convict that I was supposed to feel sorry for Why did I think this I dunno, the cover Once I began, though, the plot just took right off and I barely gave a shit about the kid Graphic and fast paced, this book would make a great movie.Every so often, I hear someone on NPR rave about a crime fiction author Lee Child and Carl Hiaasen come to mind I go and read the authors an I was reluctant to read this book because I thought it was going to be a sad story without much action about a young convict that I was supposed to feel sorry for Why did I think this I dunno, the cover Once I began, though, the plot just took right off and I barely gave a shit about the kid Graphic and fast paced, this book would make a great movie.Every so often, I hear someone on NPR rave about a crime...

  9. says:

    The narrator, a 39 year old female correctional officer CO , is wonderfully realistic Her past, her present, are skillfully rendered such that her values and ideas align with what we know of her The place she works, a maximum security prison is almost as realistic Her colleagues and the men under her supervision are mostly fully realized If this were only a novel of the experiences of a beleaguered CO, and the prison at which she works, it would be quite extraordinary.But Hollihan grafts on The narrator, a 39 year old female correctional officer CO , is wonderfully realistic Her past, her present, are skillfully rendered such that her values and ideas align with what we know of her The place she works, a maximum security prison is almost as realistic Her colleagues and the men under her supervision are mostly fully realized If this were only a novel of the experiences of a beleaguered CO, and the prison at which she works, it would be quite extraordinary.But Hollihan grafts on to this story a preposterous plot about a comic book and its role in prison corruption and a sort of buried treasure I m also a littler blinkered by the fact that this prison s inmates are all white men Maybe here are U.S prisons like that But the appalling statistics of racial disparity in who gets sent to prison suggests that this is a wee bit of fantasy.Oh, and the title of the novel it refers to a quartet of engravings done by British artist Hogarth depicting one man s life from horrific ...

  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Joshua Riff, a 19 year old convict at Ditmarsh Penitentiary, puzzles Kali Williams, a 39 year old corrections officer, in Hollihan s impressive first novel, a complex and atmospheric thriller The other COs are protecting Josh by keeping him segregated in th...

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