Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I loved this book. Be warned though it is brutal and graphic…just what I love to read ;)
This plot was focussed and did not spend too much time on superficial chatter that could distract from the plot. Be warned though, it is brutal and graphic.
Borton did not spare the brutality of the scenes, describing the worst torture anyone can imagine ever. The brutal rape and torture of a young woman and her son is so shocking it cannot even be imagined. What kind of animal could do this to another human being? Her husband and friends finds them and there is only one thing that can be done. Without knowing that his wife is recovering against all odds, Paul commits suicide and Grey their friend vows to find who was responsible. Along with a few others, revenge is well planned and very sweet.
What did I like best?
I loved that this is a fast paced, exciting story, one which both filled me with horror and morbid desire to read how revenge would be described. There is a kind of air-punching satisfaction of knowing that someone suffers the same horrors as they inflicted. Should you be worried about me? Nah, I think that many who read this book will be just as eager to have torture metered out and described in such a visual manner. Why? Well you will just have to read it and find out won’t you!
This is a book that is well written and excellently put together, not once did I get lost in the plot or the characters. Talking of characters, I loved the strength of the vulnerable Kate, the victim. I loved how Borton gives her real character that both scares and amazes those around her. It made me think about whether in the same situation would I be able to be strong enough or sick enough to exact revenge as she did? Indeed it begs the question whether it is right or wrong - okay of course it was wrong but would I tell on her - no way, my mouth stays shut.
Those men around Kate and who love her for surviving, are wonderfully strong characters, no messing about - get the job done types. Who risk their lives for her.
Anything that would have been the icing on the cake for me?
Oh yes, without giving away the plot I would have like descriptions of one mans fear and emotions……. You’ll know exactly what I mean when you read it. (Alright that is probably a bit too creepy of me.)
I now need a follow up, because hey Mr Borton you can’t just end it there for me!!