- File Size: 2382 KB
- Print Length: 311 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1942366027
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Spikenard Publishing; 1 edition (October 12, 2013)
- Publication Date: October 12, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FUUHQA2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #854,759 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Quick synopsis: Cozy has lost all desire to keep on living. She's being bullied at school, her war-hero brother was killed by some idiot who was texting and driving, and his death lead to the separation of her parents. Cozy decides death is the best option but rather than leaving her loved ones with the guilt and endless questioning of signs they might have missed, she chooses to become a crime victim.
Specifically of the serial killer who has been prowling her town but as she puts herself in harm's way she instinctively fights back ... eventually killing her attackers ... and she finds she likes it.
I read an early version of this novel before and was surprised by the raw talent I saw. I had no idea Atty was capable of telling this kind of story. I'm a glass-half-full kind of guy so it's startling to being pulled into the mind of a teen with such a nihilist vision of life ... it's scary to think this is probably a pretty common mindset.
The version you are about to download (I hope) is a quick page turner and a compelling read, and unlike anything you have ever read before.
Let me make this clear: This is NOT for T/YA, even if the story surrounds a 16 year old girl and her life. This is a somewhat graphic, and well done story to let you in the mind of a teenager, and what goes on. While I am male, I was able to relate well to the lead character, and recall what High School felt like. This is an honest and dark story. This young woman has everything going against her, a school bully, a broken home, a Mom that works all hours, a Dad with a trophy wife and newborn. She has one good thing going for her, a great circle of friends. They will get her thru most everything.
The story is well written, visual, clear, deep, and above all captivating. I was able to see her, and her surroundings well in my head. Some Authors will semi describe a setting, Atty sits there and almost tells you the make/model of the TV Cosette is watching the 6 PM news on.
I'd write more, but I'd either give away plot points, or sound like a cheerleader. Take the time, grab this book, and sit back and enjoy the ride. As of this review, there are 2 more books in the series, and a fourth in progress.
The story did capture me. I kept wondering what the author would be able to do with such a limited world view. So I was surprised to find myself caught up in the atmosphere of suspense that she is able to weave with these story elements. About halfway through the book I was hardly able to put it down. I have to say that I enjoyed this story.
Cosette was just an average teenage girl until her brother died. After that, her Dad left, she started being bullied at school and was just totally unhappy with her life. She decides that she needs to die.
Over the course of the story we learn that there is a serial rapist/murderer in town. One night while Cosette was running home she hears a sound coming from an alley. She goes to investigate and stumbles upon the rapist gang in action. In a case of self defense she kills the attacker. What Cosette didn't expect was the feeling she had after the murder - she liked it!
I connected instantly with Cosette. All the characters in the book were well developed and very entertaining. The story itself had a bit of everything. There was humour, romance, suspense, thrill and everything flowed nicely.
I can't wait to read the next installment in the series!
By Atty Eve
A Review by John M. McNamara
For an otherwise meek high school sophomore girl who wears braces and is routinely bullied to morph into an accidental, vengeful, serial-killing vigilante would ordinarily stretch the boundaries of incredulity. But Atty Eve shapes the main character, Cosette, so completely that we as readers ride along this tragic and disastrous downward spiral without muttering any doubt about its veracity. We’re totally and irrevocably in Cosette’s head as she vacillates between fear and anger, between guilt and pleasure, between love and hate.
Eve’s writing is straightforward, graceful, and forceful. She draws her characters intricately, allowing each one’s personality to define and drive their actions and reactions. That is not to say the plot contains no unpredictability. Twists and turns surprise and tease the reader, and the final, climactic scene may shock some readers.
I recommend this book. Some might be tempted to classify it as a young adult novel, feel since it mostly involves high school students. But that would be selling it short. Atty Eve is a talented reader and I look forward to reading more of her work.