About this book:
First in a chilling new paranormal romantic suspense series from award-winning author Abbie Roads
He’s found her at last
Cain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man, his only saving grace the extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch murderers. His latest case takes a macabre turn when he discovers a familiar and haunting symbol linking the crime to his own horrific past-and only one woman could know what it means.
Only to lose her to a nightmare
Mercy Ledger is brave, resilient, beautiful-and in terrible danger. The moment he sees Mercy, Cain knows he’s the one who can save her. He also knows he’s beyond redemption. But the lines between good and evil blur and the only thing clear to Cain and Mercy is that they belong together. Love is the antidote for blood-but is their bond strong enough to overcome the evil that stalks them?
Release Date: 4th April
What I think?
Oh hell yes!
This book was ah-may-zing! And that is me saying a lot, considering it had insta-love.
Oh but oh!
It also had
a two completely psychotic men- one of them being a serial killer and the other completely obsessed with the serial-killer’s only survived victim, an emotionally fucked up guy who is also psychic and smears the blood of murder victims all over himself to get into the minds of their killer, and said survived victim who also happens to have slightly psychic powers, and is the love/obsession interest of aforementioned emotionally fucked up guy.
Do I have your attention yet?
Because holy god on a popsicle, if someone had told me earlier that it had psychologically fucked up characters and an amazing writing, I think I would have jumped on this book the moment it arrived on my kindle!
Can I just say that this book was awesome? Because fuck yeah this book was effing awesome! And honestly I can’t stress that enough. It has been quite some time since a book got my blood burning like this one did.
To the story (I’ll try and not add any spoilers for you)-
Cain is a 30 year old FBI consultant. Basically the FBI call him to murder scenes to create the killer’s profile because no one can create a more accurate one. Oh that may be because he can literally get into the killers minds via the blood of his victims. That may also be because he’s the Triple K aka Killer Killion’s Kid. Yeah, that is the only amusing thing in this entire book. Laugh it out bitches.
Being his father’s son is not easy, because not only does the entire world expect him to snap any moment and follow in his father’s footsteps, but so does he. He was in ways, every bit an image of his father, and in ways, every bit different. I honestly couldn’t decide until the end which way I was leaning on. But when in dilemma, all you need to read is this gold-
“Blood did that to him, was a pleasure and a pain. A gift and a a curse. He had a complicated relationship with blood. He hated it. He loved it.”
Mercy Ledger. A B-ward psychiatric patient. A sane woman. The only survivor of the serial killer Adam Killion.
When her head psychologist- Dr. Payne’s obsession with her increases, Mercy is rescued by an unlikely ally- the son of the very man that destroyed her entire life. But Cain wasn’t acting hero when he came to her rescue- no, he was following the clues to a murder that led straight to her.
But she wasn’t the murderer.
So that could mean only one thing-
He was still out there.
Oh man! The development of the tension in this book was epic. Once I started this book, I just couldn’t put it down. Cain and Mercy’s connection was so palpable from the very beginning. This was one story where I didn’t mind the very rushed development of feelings, because in ways, they had known each other almost all their lives as the only surviving victims of his father.
And the climax- it was fucking explosive! I have to say, that I did not one see that coming. Loved it. Simply that. Can’t and won’t add any more words to it.
The writing was-
It was so gripping, the language so bloody good, the pace perfect, and the entire plot of the story was just effing awesome that it naturally resulted in a brilliant book. And I can’t stress on that enough. Roads has written one hell of a psychological romance/suspense- the very pages of this book bleeds with the raw dark genius of the authors mind. I cannot wait for the next book. I needed it like yesterday!
This was my first book by this author, and I can already tell that I’m going to be after her books like a dog with a bone.
“If he’d been given a stop-time button, this was the moment he would’ve used it. Here, holding her, the gentle lullaby of rain playing in the background, was the only perfect moment of his entire life.”
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About the author:
1. She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?
2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.
3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.
4. She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?
5. She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.