- File Size: 2883 KB
- Print Length: 378 pages
- Publication Date: October 15, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M7QAV99
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,032 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I read a book a day. Everyday!
Its been 3 days before I could read a new book. I just could not stop thinking of all the twists and turns in this book. What an ending. It made me wonder about so many things.
Its dark and no sunsets and roses but it sure make you think! for daaaayyyyyssss
Yes, it's disturbing. Yes, it made me think I was crazy for reading it and anticipating what would happen next. However there was just something about Sam that pulled me in. Throughout the story we get flashbacks to his childhood and I felt so sorry for what he had gone through. No, it didn't excuse his behavior; but it did help me to understand and to see the vulnerable, lonely boy who wanted desperately to live in the light instead of the dark where Sam felt most comfortable.
Vesper is a strong character. Some may think she was weak for the way her emotions bounced around and changed. But when you look at the whole picture, you see that Vesper never really gave up and at the end, the decisions that she made were made by her. Seriously, can you imagine being there that length of time and living under the circumstances she did and not feeling something? Sure, your immediate response is to say there's no way. But honestly, with no other stimuli whatsoever, can you really fault her for wanting what she did? Makes you think, or at least it did me.
This book isn't for everyone and contains a number of scenes that are hard to read. It was a love/hate suspenseful story about a man and his obsession with a woman.
Right out of the hat, we meet Sam. I still have extremely mixed feelings for Sam... He stalks his victims, taking things from their homes and leaving his own mementos. He feels as if he becomes a part of their lives, like he can be like them. He's an outcast and he hates them for it. Sam is complicated and I feel for the guy. There are clearly some mental issues going on, but at the same time, I felt that he needed to have some remorse and take responsibility for the things he's done
When he first lays eyes on Vesper (I love her name so much), he's instantly intrigued with not only how she looks, but also the way she is with the little boy she's with. She's kind and gentle and patient and caring. She instantly becomes his next victim.
Vesper is a really sweet girl. She's in nursing school and takes care of her brother who has cerebral palsy. Her mother is as self-absorbed as they come and is always out of town with her new husband, too busy for her children. Vesper's boyfriend, Carter is studying to be a doctor and is an all around sweetheart. While she loves him, she finds herself fantasizing about the pair of eyes she saw at the library. She thinks about the owner of those eyes as she's with her boyfriend and she feels guilty about it.
One night, when Carter is staying the night, Sam watches them together and chooses that night to terrorize them. He breaks in and does what he always does, until because of her little brother, things go haywire and he loses control. Vesper is is terrified for her brother and Carter and asks Sam to take her and to leave them alone. He's never kidnapped anyone before, but she's becoming an obsession, so he agrees. He keeps her as his captive and is cruel and violent. He doesn't know exactly what he's doing, but he likes having her there to use as he pleases.
Over time he takes better care of her. He spends more time with her and they begin to form a bit of a bond. His kindness doesn't always last long so she tries to be complacent and obedient, but he does things that mess with her head and she begins to get confused in her emotions while it's nearly impossible for him to trust anyone.
There was so much stuff that happened in this book that had me going back and forth with how I felt, kind of like Vesper was. I still have really mixed emotions about some things and for me, that makes for a fantastic story. It wasn't a cookie cutter book in my opinion. I just loved it. Absolutely not for everyone, but if you enjoy the captive/captor type stories, you should definitely give this a read.
Genre: Dark Romance
Behind Sam's psychotic mind is an interesting story. His life of abuse from a publicly-known family has brought him to that state. It shows that we never know what's behind closed doors.
Vesper, her life became a reversed, twisted Cinderella. She got taken from her daily boring life into to a dangerous world of a rapist.
But yet, the story tells so much more than that. Nina G. Jones is the best writer I'd discovered in a while. Just when I thought I found the perfect author, I stand corrected. This story here, you find that love can be found through madness. But, be warned, if your sensitive to dark and triggers, IT WILL BE WISE TO LEAVE THIS ALONE. IT'S NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
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Oh so dark and twisty.
Is a man born or made evil?