Author: Manel Loureiro
Format/Page Count: Kindle, 352
Published: AmazonCrossing, Feb 7, 2017
After a tragic car accident shatters her body and mind, Cassandra struggles to piece together her life as a respected psychiatrist and devoted mother. But the accident has changed her. Her eyes have been opened to horrors she never knew existed. Is her family really under attack, or is it all in her mind?
While Cassandra tries to prove the feeling of being stalked, her police-investigator husband, Daniel, hunts a killer of his own. As both the body count and Cassandra’s hysteria rise, Daniel becomes obsessed with the case and suspicious of Cassandra’s part in it. Afraid of losing her increasingly fragile grip on reality, Cassandra plunges into a search for answers that may come at the cost of her sanity. Racing to a shattering confrontation with an evil she can barely comprehend, Cassandra must decide: How far will she go, what darkness will she embrace, to save those she loves?
A confession I have to make: before starting this book, I neglected taking a quick look back to its blurb, so I was pretty much in the dark when I began reading. I thought it was a thriller, but my knowledge about the plot was very restricted. Let me just say this was the best way to start reading this book. Not that I think it might’ve helped now that I checked the blurb afterwards. I was pleasantly surprised by the turn of events and the fast pace of the story, so much so that I could hardly put it down. I kept thinking back to every detail, trying to grasp what was going on and how it was all going to be resolved. While I read I was immersed in the story, and when I had to take a break my mind was constantly busy trying to conjure events that took place, and hardly keeping myself from getting back to reading.
With characters who’re everyday people I could easily relate to, having to face situations I could easily imagine myself in-and be highly disturbed thinking what I would’ve done had I been in Cassandra’s shoes- this was a very easy read that kept me interested till the end. Highly recommended if the blurb pulls you in in any way.
I’m adding five spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge. And I can’t help but say that this book would’ve made one hell of a movie. This is not the first thought that comes to me about any book, but I believe a visual of the story would’ve been beautiful.
Books by Manel Loureiro:
- Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of The End (Apocalypse Z #1)
- The Last Passenger