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Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel (Seven Deadly Sins: Thorndike Press Large Print African-American) Library Binding – Large Print, September 18, 2019
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Passion, money, and a deliciously devious twist: Greed is the newest novel in award-winning author Victoria Christopher Murray's Seven Deadly Sins series--"the drama of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Booklist)--and soon to be a Lifetime movie.
You can't put a price on love...
Zuri Maxwell isn't happy. Her job is a grind, and money is always tight. Her boyfriend Stephon is the best part of life, but between his income as an artist and her commission-based paycheck, they are barely scraping by.
When Zuri meets a sleek entrepreneur eager to pick her brain, she jumps at the chance to talk business with someone who has everything she wants. As he wines and dines her, Zuri starts moving in elite circles, and she faces a crossroads: Will she give up the stable, loving life she knows for one that glitters, but may not be gold?
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"Murray spices up her story line with plenty of juicy scandals. . . . Readers seeking an emotional tale with broad themes of trust, betrayal, and forgiveness will do well by choosing Murray's latest effort."
Praise for LUST
"Murray has penned hot, steamy scenes in which her protagonist's imagination runs wild, followed by the consequences of her realizing her dangerous dreams. A jarring twist at the end has the reader wondering who the good guys really are."
--Booklist (starred review)
Praise for NEVER SAY NEVER
"Murray creates a believable scenario of two people who never wanted to hurt their friends.... With extremely well-drawn characters, the story offers neither blame nor excuses, keenly depicting the heartbreaks caused by both death and betrayal."
Praise for STAND YOUR GROUND
"Stand Your Ground by Victoria Christopher Murray is a fact-to-fiction examination of the human condition. Using a vivid, realistic premise, she takes a 360-degree view to bring all sides to the forefront for us to enjoy, learn from, judge and celebrate. . . . The characters draw us in for debate and conversation long after the final sentence. Stand Your Ground has great literary relevance for our time."
"Never Say Never is a testament to the magnificence of Murray's storytelling gift! The author creates a surprisingly satisfying ending for each of the characters, even when their 'sin' seems unforgivable."
--RT Book Reviews
"[Envy] captures the drama of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills while also bringing this well-developed work of urban fiction to a satisfyingly redemptive conclusion."
"A topsy-turvy tale of passion on steroids."
"Murray has written a tension-packed novel around the hot-buzz national topic of an unarmed black youth shot by a white male, an act then subjected to the Stand Your Ground rule as a legal defense tactic. . . . Murray's writing admirably shows the often overlooked human emotions following racial violence. . . . The pulled-from-the headlines storyline will captivate readers."
--Library Journal (starred review)
"Murray mixes quite a bit of passion, a touch of treachery, and some good old-fashioned revenge."
"Murray, winner of several African American Literary Awards for fiction, powerfully captures the nuances and tragedies engendered by stand-your-ground laws. A must-read."
--Booklist (starred review)
"Readers, be on the lookout for Victoria Christopher Murray's Never Say Never. You'll definitely need to have a buddy-reader in place for the lengthy discussion that is bound to occur."
"With artful descriptions, Victoria put me inside their hearts and minds. I did not just enjoy this read, I lived it."
--Michelle Lindo Rice, author of the Able To Love series
About the Author
- Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print; Large type / Large print edition (September 18, 2019)
- Language : English
- Library Binding : 487 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1432869264
- ISBN-13 : 978-1432869267
- Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.6 x 1.1 x 8.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,047,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #4,018 in Black & African American Christian Fiction (Books)
- #14,359 in TV, Movie & Game Tie-In Fiction
- #18,951 in Black & African American Women's Fiction (Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2019
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Murray does it again with this third book in her Seven Deadly Sins series, this installment the strongest, most intriguing of the series so far, at least for this reader. That's the beauty of this series. As each storyline wrestles with one of the deadly sins, readers are forced to do the same. I would never go down the path that Zuri takes in Greed, but I understand wanting more out of life than one's current position and I'm sure many of Murray's readers will too. As I read this book, I was reminded that we are to be content with where we find ourselves (Phil 4:11-13), a lesson Zuri certainly could have benefitted from.
I can only imagine what Murray has in store for her fans with the remainder of the series, but if Greed is any indicator, each book will provide great entertainment mixed with a bit of soul-searching. Can't wait for book 4!
Zuri was so blinded by greed, she used her friend and her dad; I was glad they both checked her. It did no good, though.
Ms Viv - I wondered what her role was, but everybody warned that she was shady and Zuri didn't heed the warning. I mean where was that mentee? I was too tickled though, about the home aide payments!
What an excellent portrayal of greed (combined with enough bad choices to last a lifetime).
I may be in the minority but I actually liked Zuri! I found myself questioning what I would do if the opportunity to live my dreams fell in my lap. Would I be able to see the tarnish under the gold? Would my desire to not have to struggle- even if only for a little while- would it provide enough of a smokescreen to hide what it is I did not want to see? I believe her heart was truly in the right place in wanting to experience different things in life and that doing so would not hurt those she loved. I rooted for her until the end. The twist at the end had me shedding tears, and I can not remember the last time a book made me cry. I truly felt what the characters were going through at that moment.
I am now impatiently awaiting the next book in the series.
Greed - “for all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world” (I John 2:16)..... I do not like Zuri Maxwell, I really tried, but I didn’t. I kept hoping she would open her eyes but she wouldn’t. So, I just don’t like her. I really want to smack her! This story is a perfect lesson on selfishness, lust and envy.....a tough lesson when you don’t learn it early.
Victoria Christopher Murray has done an amazing job with this book, and I am so looking forward to seeing it brought to life in the screen.
Can’t wait for the next installment!