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- Print Length: 516 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 18, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071CKN19T
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #591,337 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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From The Shadows (Blaze series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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You meet Bobby Blaise, AKA Blaze, when he's busy burning down the religious boarding school where you learn he spent more time with during his childhood than he should've and was also assaulted in the middle of the night by an unnamed man. Blaze is arrested for arson at the scene of the crime and taken to a jail system I've never heard of but made for some interesting occurrences. Life goes on in the outside, and with it a religious vigilante begins grotesquely and mercilessly killing people he deems sinners, leaving a notation from the Bible etched into the victim's skin each time to explain his actions. The police are called in, and an investigation is launched. Family drama, bad memories, and new romance along the way. First book in a series, so it kind of ends but also leaves an opening.
Blaze's character is the heart of From the Shadows. He's a confident and arrogant jerk, but a smart one. Blaze doesn't take any crap from anyone and his attitude is full of snarky humor, witty quips, and infamous one-liners. He's the guy you hate to love in a way but he's got enough redeeming qualities that you can't help but smile a little cheekily at his choices. He's full of himself but he's actually one of those rare guys who can back that sh*t talking up. He's a fierce fighter and protector whose harsh words and brutal actions reveal a complex and hardened individual whose sordid and traumatizing past has shaped him into the man he's become.
Carter's ability to carefully construct such a deep and interesting character is reason enough to delve into the Shadows on this one but it's also the layered and brilliant story telling that makes you stop and take notice. This isn't a book of fluff and fillers. Here Carter shines with rich detail, descriptive passages, and jaw dropping scenes that transport and shove you deeply into the story. You're transfixed, immobile, experiencing every piece of action as if it's you in the pages. One of my favorite things about an author is my ability to lose myself in their creation to the point that I forget where I am as I'm locked in until the finish.
And what a finish this is. From the Shadows is as much a story of brutality and vengeance as it is vindication and perseverance. There's a wide range of emotions experienced as you read along with Blaze, truly shocking in some aspects while keeping you riveted the entire time. No subject is too taboo. This book isn't for those who are squeamish or afraid to read of dark, sinister, and truly evil subject matter. There's a fair amount of horror, gore, and deplorable acts that fuel the main plot of the story. Carter's genius lies in his ability to layer so many plots and subplots together without losing momentum or becoming stagnant while interweaving them so seamlessly that by the time you finish, you're left in awe.
One of the best suspense thrillers I have ever read. I can't rate this book high enough. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A book that should be added to your MUST READ novels. An outstanding and well written work that I'm happy to have on my favorites shelf.
Word Building: 5/5
Story Flow: 5/5
Picky Bitches OVERALL SCORE: 5/5
The time Blaze spent in the Wolf Den was intense, gruesome, horrifying bordering something I would expect in a horror novel. Fortunately, I love reading horror. To counter the gruesome places there is dark humor and a brilliantly plotted story. I also enjoyed Ryan and his perspective as well as other characters.
The pace is fast, and the tension stays for the entire book. It’s the kind of read you want to devour. Deeper than just blind revenge, layered, and well written. Several characters are well rounded and interesting. The Watcher is a clever formidable foe.
If you like your thrillers intense and gritty, you will love this.