My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I don't know what to write...help!
The thing is, I've really got a visual mind. I can see things enfolding in my 'minds eye' and some of the things written about were gruesome. I expect those who read horrors have read worse than this, I'm just someone who hides behind a sofa when watching the film JAWS and that music starts to go da da da.......ya know?
I'm not saying its terrible, its not. There are no actual really terrible graphic scenes where you have to close your eyes, its just ME! mention bodies distorted or turn, cut up or whatever and I have this mental image!!!
After saying that though, stop and think, if it didn't have that affect on me where I loved to hate those parts but still couldn't stop reading, what does that say about the author? CANDICE FOX did her job! That's what it says. It says she drew me in and spat me out.
When my book buddy was texting me, I was telling her I didn't know what to think about this story. How my reactions were.
After I finished the book, I text her, told her, this was a brilliant book.
yeah yeah I know, its like a complete turnaround.
I flipped from urrggghhh, to what in the hell, to when......[regards to the 2 children] would this really happen? and the cover up and discovery of what was going on with all those bodies.
I'm not giving away about the story, its in the blurb, I've just purposely told you how this book made me feel, I said it for a reason. If a book can move you, make you think, have an effect on you, then the author has done his or her job. Don't you think?!
The crooked Underworld, is all I am going to say.....is deep, nasty and unexpected. WATCH OUT.
I would like to thank the author of course, and Kensington Books via net galley for my personal copy.
Hades Archer, the man they call the Lord of the Underworld, surrounds himself with the things others leave behind. Their trash becomes the twisted sculptures that line his junkyard. The bodies they want disposed of become his problem for a fee. Then one night a man arrives on his doorstep, clutching a small bundle that he wants 'lost'. And Hades makes a decision that will change everything...
Twenty years later, homicide detective Frank Bennett feels like the luckiest man on the force when he meets his new partner, the dark and beautiful Eden Archer. But there's something strange about Eden and her brother, Eric. Something he can't quite put his finger on. When the two detectives are called to the scene of an attempted drowning, they find a traumatised victim telling a story that's hard to believe - until the divers start bringing up bodies.
Frank is now on the hunt for a very different kind of serial killer: one who offers the sick and dying hope at murderous cost. At first, his partner's sharp instincts come in handy. Soon, he's wondering if she's as dangerous as the man they hunt.
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