Be prepared to stick with this one. It's hard to put down. The pace starts at page 1 with a harrowing scene and continues its breakneck speed til the end. I love the titillating edge of horror woven into each of Coletta's stories. Her vivid descriptions make me giddy. The suspense scenes put the reader front and center. I would characterize her style to be intense mystery/suspense with the best taste of horror, for readers like me who enjoy a visceral reaction when they read. But if you're afraid of too much horror, don't worry and try this book. The great characters and fast pace will suck you in until the last page.
The characters in this book are complex and layered with humor as a respite from the intensity. As a reader, you feel that you KNOW these people. Coletta writes about flawed yet endearing characters, put into dangerous situations. One character, Sage Quintano, is written in first person, which really puts the reader in her head. The other main characters are in deep third point of view. Each voice is distinct, another strength of this author. I highly recommend Sue Coletta's books. CLEAVED is a must read." ~ USA Today Bestselling Author Jordan Dane