Inside, Death Row Chronicles, Book 1 By: Nicky James Narrated by: Nick J. Russo

Wrongly convicted.  All prisoners say that Inside but something about Bishop causes Anson to believe Bishop is innocent.  

From the blurb:

All it took was a single moment for Anson Miller’s life to fall apart. His only hope of finding solid
ground again is to uproot everything he knows and start over. New house, new job, new life. But will working on death row as a corrections officer in the country’s hardest and most acclaimed supermax prison be the right move? Or is he exchanging one hardship for something way worse?

Twenty years ago, Bishop Ndiaye was a victim of wrong place, wrong time. The consequences landed him on death row. As hard as he fought to expose the truth behind his alleged crime, no one would hear him. No one would listen. He’s succumbed to his fate, hardened himself to prison life, and no longer hopes for a better tomorrow. For Bishop, there is no tomorrow. Death waits around the corner, and someday soon, he will be no more.

Anson’s appearance in Bishop’s life changes everything.

Anson lends Bishop more than an ear. He offers him friendship, compassion, and understanding.

No one has ever gifted Bishop with more.

The more they talk, the more they share.

The more they share, the more their bond grows.

But when their hearts open up to one another, the barrier in their way is far more than a steel door of a cell.

It is life and death.

Reedkaye's Review:

I’m reviewing the audio edition. Anson is a gay prison guard who had trouble in a previous prison in Michigan and has moved to Texas trying to start new. As he becomes familiar with the prison, he is drawn to one of the prisoners, Bishop.    

There is something just attracting him to get to know Bishop. This is not a new story, guard falls for innocent prisoner. Yet only Nicky James can portray the characters and situations that make it new.  

The story enabled me to picture the scenario and events as they occurred. This author has the talent to make me feel that the story isn’t written but rather reported. The characters and settings are so well described that it has to be real.   

Add in Nick J. Russo’s narration and this is way above a story. He takes the author’s amazing words and provides the emotional, heartfelt reality to the characters. I’m now anxious to hear the next part.

Rating: 5 Stars

Inside is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.