Trapped by Impulsion

Fiction - Thriller - General
143 Pages
Reviewed on 06/28/2023
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Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

The job market was tight, but Jack Wilson finally landed a less-than-ideal job as a baker at a correctional facility in Trapped by Impulsion by Charles Feggans. When he was first approached about bringing drugs into the prison for inmates who were running a profitable business, Jack refused. With some manipulation, he found himself in a position where he either went into business with the inmates or would lose his job and be charged with a crime. Initially, he was uncomfortable with the arrangement, but as the money started rolling in and he could give his family things that they wanted and needed, Jack became more comfortable with the arrangement. Eventually, the bill came due when he sold marijuana to an undercover officer. From the moment the investigators sat across from him at his kitchen table while his wife and two boys were sent out of the house, Jack worked to put his life back together, but it wouldn’t be easy.

Based on a true story, this story by Charles Feggans is an eye-opener. This type of thing can happen to anybody willing to compromise just a little bit for an extra buck or two. Jack Wilson is a guy you want to be friends with, one who comes to your house on poker night or for backyard barbecues, hangs out with your family, and sits in the row in front of you at church. Feggans demonstrates how money turns a nice guy into the kind of criminal that society is screaming to have taken off the streets. Trapped by Impulsion teaches how you can only go so far before you get caught or become a user when you’re handling drugs, wiping out all that you had gained instantly while embarrassing your family and beginning an uphill climb back to where you started. This story will make you ask whether it was worth it.

Pikasho Deka

Trapped by Impulsion is a crime drama by Charles Feggans. It's been three years since Jack Wilson was let go from his job with the state department. Struggling to pay the bills, Jack joins a correctional facility where he finds work as a baker. With his job in prison, Jack is soon approached by an inmate named Bill, who convinces Jack to smuggle marijuana into the facility for a decent sum of money. Before long, Jack becomes adept at dealing drugs, putting him on the authorities' radar. He ends up getting caught, and his entire life turns upside down. After serving a short sentence, Jack struggles to find work to support his family. Will he be able to shed the baggage of his past and return to his normal family life?

Societal ills like drugs hamper not only those who are addicted but also others who get caught using them to make money in the short term, perfectly demonstrated in Trapped by Impulsion. Author Charles Feggans tells a believable story about a man who puts himself at risk of losing everyone and everything he loves to make a quick buck dealing drugs. Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens too often in real life. Jack is a man in turmoil, and his inner conflict and struggles make you root for him. All in all, a riveting tale with an important message. Highly recommended.

Jennie More

Trapped by Impulsion by Charles Feggans is the story of Jack Wilson, a family man with two young sons and a wife, who was searching for employment to care for his family. When he found a job at the Correctional Centre as a baker, he was drawn into smuggling drugs for the prison inmates. Initially, he was blackmailed into doing it, but after a while, he appreciated the benefits when he had extra cash to help his family and buy them more of the things they wanted. He let other inmates know that he would also do smuggling for them. Later, it progressed to him purchasing drugs to sell privately and not only to supply the prisoners. As he became comfortable after getting away with his crimes, the level of what he did escalated, and quickly became a downward slope.

Trapped by Impulsion by Charles Feggans is a compelling story. The main character is charismatic and admirable despite his flaws; all he wants is to care for and provide for his family, a desire that many can relate to, and I certainly did. This character trait draws you to the main character and intrigues you to continue following his journey from the beginning, vouching for him, and hoping he will come out well on the other side. The writing was descriptive; I could picture every scene, exactly where Jack was and what he was doing, and could imagine how he must have felt in those particular environments or situations. It was interesting to read about what it would take for Jack to stop, reassess, and change direction before it was too late.

Frank Mutuma

Trapped by Impulsion by Charles Feggans is a thought-provoking book on the state of our correctional facilities. Wilson finds himself cornered by circumstances when he loses his job. Despite numerous efforts, he is unlucky and desperate to provide for his family. He finds work at the prison facility as a baker. Ben approaches Wilson with a job proposal to increase his meager earnings substantially. Not long after, Ratless approaches him with a similar offer. Wilson is a man of high principles. How does Ben manage to trick him into smuggling drugs into the prison? Will Wilson survive the onslaught by Detective Henry and the biases of the system? To find out, get a copy of this wonderful book.

Trapped by Impulsion by Charles Feggans got me thinking about restorative justice. Should someone suffer for the rest of their lives because of one mistake? People with previous police records are often discriminated against despite making amends. Trapped by Impulsion is not only entertaining due to how vivid Charles Feggans has been with the descriptions but also educational on the criminal justice system. This book inspired me because it is based on a true story. I loved the plot line and how the characters were developed. The events unfold systematically; hence, there is no room for reader confusion. We all err, and it's not only the job of the correctional facilities to reintegrate former offenders back into society but also ours to avoid unnecessary bias in employment opportunities.

Natalie Soine

Trapped by Impulsion by Charles Feggans is based on a true story. Jack Wilson was unemployed and desperate for work to support his wife, Jane, and sons, Bill and Sam. He finally found work at correctional services as a baker, where an inmate convinced Jack to supplement his income by involving himself in illegal activities. Soon, inmate Ratless was recruited as a confidential informant and fed information to his superiors about Jack and his activities. After being arrested and posting bail, Jack returned home and got his life back on track. Just when things finally started going well for him, Jack again found himself on the wrong side of the law—the outcome could have destroyed his future if not dealt with correctly.

Charles Feggans penned an incredible story of one man’s strength and determination to fend for himself and support his family. The main character truly was Trapped by Impulsion, doing things that he typically would never have considered to survive. The story gives us insight into daily life inside the prison system, which leaves much to be desired. We all have options in life, and it’s not always easy to take the right path in today’s world. However, whichever path we take, this book teaches that it is always possible to change direction. Trapped by Impulsion is an interesting and informative story recommended to people of all ages, especially those who sometimes go astray.

Alex Ndirangu

Trapped by Impulsion by Charles Feggans is inspired by actual events. Jack Wilson had a fairly good job working in the engineering field, but he received a notice that his company had no choice but to lay off over five hundred employees, including him. With his family's needs to take care of and bills to pay, Jack needed to find a new job. After weeks of searching, he found a baker's position at a state correctional facility not far from home. Matters took an ugly turn when Jack got tricked by an inmate into bringing what he thought was food and clothes into the prison, only for him to find out later that drugs were packed in with the food. Fearing the loss of his job or worse, Jack finds himself blackmailed into joining the world of drug dealing in the high-security prison and outside. How long can Jack keep the authorities at bay?

This is the story of a man forced by difficult life circumstances and limited options into a world where danger is never far away. The tension build-up had me wondering what would happen next. The adeptly crafted descriptions and authentic dialogue seamlessly transported me into the unfolding events. I could visualize Jack's car speeding along the highway in the heavy rain. The moment when a patrol car appeared out of the blue and Jack had to slow down to a stop had my heart racing. I couldn't help thinking that the officer would see the end of the package of drugs peeking out from under the back seat. The mystery element of the novel was masterfully executed. I was kept on the edge of my seat and was not disappointed. Charles Feggans goes beyond just offering you a narrative that holds your attention to the end. It explores various thought-provoking themes such as identity, family, financial distress, societal expectations, and the implications of one's decisions. It does so in a way that stimulates readers to reflect on their own lives, encouraging debate on pertinent issues. Readers who enjoy crime dramas with nail-biting suspense, gripping action, and twisted mysteries should consider Trapped by Impulsion.

Alma Boucher

Trapped by Impulsion is a thriller by Charles Feggans. Due to an unexpected layoff at his manufacturing unit, Jack Wilson was without a job. He accepted a position working inside a prison because he needed a salary to support his family. Jack interacted with inmates frequently and was approached by Bill, who convinced him to smuggle drugs into the prison. Jack didn't believe that what he was doing was morally wrong or illegal. For Jack, it was just another source of income to supplement his salary. Jack began receiving requests from more and more inmates, and things quickly spiraled out of control. It was not long before Jack’s activities came to the attention of the authorities, and he was caught. Jack’s life was turned upside down, and he struggled to find another job to sustain his family.

Trapped by Impulsion by Charles Feggans is intriguing and exciting. The plot was fast-paced and jam-packed with action. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat and I turned the pages as fast as I could. I could not predict what would happen next with all the twists and turns. I was engaged from the beginning and could not put it down. The characters were well-developed and authentic. Jack was prepared to take a risk to provide for his family, but he lost everything. It was easy to be drawn into Jack’s world, believing that he was only trying to augment his income and turning a blind eye to his selling drugs. The story is excellently written and has an important message. It exceeded my expectations by far.

K.C. Finn

Trapped by Impulsion is a work of fiction in the thriller, suspense, and novella subgenres. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Charles Feggans. This sharply concise tale follows our protagonist, Jack Wilson, a kind-hearted man who finds himself jobless after a factory layoff. Desperate to support his family, he takes a job working inside a prison, where he starts answering small requests from inmates for outside items. What began as a seemingly harmless way to earn extra money soon spirals out of control as more and more inmates approach him. Unaware of the consequences, Jack finds himself entangled in a web of crime and has to face the repercussions of his actions with the law and the inmates.

Author Charles Feggans has crafted an engaging and deeply psychological work that is sure to intrigue readers just as much as it thrills them. Feggans expertly delves into the complexities of human nature and how good intentions can sometimes lead to unforeseen consequences, with some stellar dialogue moments that will stay in my mind long after finishing the work. I was also impressed by the narrative skill involved in the storytelling, which flowed smoothly, and the pacing was well-balanced to deliver both character and plot in equal measure. The prison setting and interactions with the inmates provide a unique backdrop, adding to the story's authenticity and intrigue. Overall, Trapped by Impulsion is a compelling and thought-provoking novella that delves into the darker aspects of human behavior, and I would highly recommend it to thriller fans everywhere.

Courtnee Turner Hoyle

In Trapped by Impulsion, Charles Feggans’ debut novel, the author relates the story of Jack Wilson. After he lost his job, Wilson picked up a job as a baker in a prison. Soon, an inmate tried to get him to transport drugs into the facility, but he refused. The inmate found a way to gain Wilson’s cooperation, leading to a steady stream of money and illegal drug movement. Feggans gives a full account of the situation that led to Jack Wilson’s arrest, his processing, hearing, and the time shortly afterward as he tries to regain control of his life.

Charles Feggans has written a book that should be seen as a warning to anyone interested in moving drugs within the confines of a state facility. The author reveals every aspect of the process, from the arrest to the food and atmosphere at the correctional institution. The book is based on a true story, and readers feel they are with Wilson during every part of the story. Feggans holds nothing back as he describes Wilson’s treatment and his challenges. He issues a warning to his readers that encourages them to be aware of unsavory requests and to stay away from drug propositions as they could lose their money, property, family, and friends. Trapped by Impulsion is a good selection for readers interested in true crime stories and curious about why people enter a life of crime.