Reviews for The Slave Players
Allen displays the plotting chops of someone with five thrillers under her belt. A masterly indictment of America’s failed racial politics that remembers to entertain.
— Kirkus Reviews
Wow, this one was devised to light the fuse, by a twisted young lady. Extraordinary contemporary drama of life in the south with all the trimmings. Racism, hate, hope, humor, love— all the good stuff we need to keep turning pages until the end. And then the gut-wrenching disappointment of knowing there are no more pages left to turn. What a gripping tale by a terrific new talent.
— Weekly Review
Magnetic and provocative story, with characters you’ll love, and a master villain you’ll love to hate. What begins as a murder mystery then shifts gears for a ride through a volatile land where all societal rules come to die.
— The Novel Reader
Gripping, imaginative, and frighteningly prophetic.
— Christine Abbot, Author
Megan Allen’s debut novel is a chilling modern-day tale of racism in the Deep South. Replete with everything unexpected, including its shockingly controversial premise. Bound to be a new favorite for all fiction buffs.
— Publishers Daily Review
An honest, unique and fictionally relevant look at racial tension in our modern age—one of the toughest hot button topics of our time. This smartly-written novel will give you pause, make you think and stick with you long after you savor the final words. 5 Stars!
— Que Sara Sera