Born to Hustle


Fiction - Crime
275 Pages
Reviewed on 05/24/2019
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Born To Hustle is a compelling work of crime fiction penned by author Edward A. Dreyfus. Focusing on the bonds between twins, issues of identity and the struggle to survive a difficult and abusive childhood, our story centers on identical twin brothers Alan and Brian from the moment they are born. Their mother, Martina, is a very loving woman, but their alcohol-soaked father, Lucas, turns their childhood into a nightmare. The boys are bonded by the experience, growing into quick-witted young men with sharp minds and a passion for hustling. But their us-against-the-world days come to an end as a female grifter enters the scene, threatening to unpick the psychological security they’ve had for all these years.

The novel begins from the earliest influences of the brothers, starting slowly and building up towards a life of conning and grifting where the pair seems to be able to do no wrong in their quest for power. Author Edward A. Dreyfus presents a truly charming set of heroes with a strong personal bond, writing with snappy, witty dialogue that shows us their silver tongues and skills for hoodwinking those around them. The psychological elements in the second half of the book have some superb emotional depth, as both Brian and Alan explore their heritage, history and personal feelings in the face of the new challenges ahead of them. For readers seeking a unique and interesting crime novel from the perspective of the would-be criminals, Born To Hustle will prove a very enjoyable read.