Genre: Thriller/MysteryRelease Date: October 25, 2017
Sometimes, we’re taught to hide our truth.
We’re led to believe it’s our own fault.
As if somehow, we should protect the evil that was unleashed upon us.
We’re convinced the punishment will swallow us whole.
But maybe, the only way to let go of the fear, is to expose the devil.
Look him in the eyes and give him the F*ck You that he’s always deserved.
Darkness surrounds me.
Flames engulf me.
Born from the ashes.
Like the phoenix,
I will rise.
This story drew me in with the blurb. I was immediately curious. It has dark elements, that promise this big story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. That, unfortunately, didn’t happen for me. The writing style was great, and the words were easy to read, but the story fell flat for me. There was a time jump that made things a little awkward, and the twist was not exactly believable enough for me. I see potential in this story, but I think it needs a little more. The chemistry between some characters needed more, too. I didn’t hate the story, but I also didn’t love it. It was ok for me. I will be the first to admit that I’m a little spoiled when it comes to stories, so my bar is unbelievably high. I will also say that it takes a lot to write a story, And although this story was good it wasn’t for me, it might be and epic tale to someone else. Not everyone will love every story written, and that happens. I will always suggest the books that I read, and this story is still worth giving a chance.
Reviewed by #TheUnratedBookshelf & Sweet Spot Sisterhood
Nicole Hart is a contemporary romance author with a new love for psychological thriller and mystery. She is a lover of words and story telling. When she's not writing, she loves spending time with her husband and two kids. She's from the one red light town of Boyd, Texas and enjoys life on her old country road. She survives on coffee, sarcasm and old country music.