4.5 “an eye for an eye” stars!
“Monsters did exist. They didn’t hide under the bed, though. They stormed through the fucking door and stole away everything we loved.”
Three years ago,Nick lost everything. His wife,his beautiful son. All brushed away under the orders of Michael Culling,a ruthless Mayor that has Detroit on his hands.
But Nick didn’t lose his life,and now he’s out for revenge. An eye for an eye.
To kill a monster,he had to become one.
Have you ever felt emotionally drained by a novel? Ricochet was fucked up in every way and some more. The story is gritty, the violence is graphic. And yet I couldn’t take my eyes off it for a second.
Seeing Nick’s journey toward rage and madness was incredible. The writing was pretty good and in first person, making me feel like I was Nick. I felt the hatred, the anger, the pain, the suffering, the torture and the love. And damned if I didn’t love every second of it.
Michael Culling was a despicable villain. He tainted everything he touched, including our female main character, Aubree.
Aubree herself was a complex woman, cracked but not broken, caged but not destroyed.
The plot itself was exciting enough to keep me up until 5 am until I finally finished it. It’s rare for a story to touch me so deeply. Nick’s story broke my heart. Seriously, give the man a break. The fast-paced, action-packed lines had my heart racing and my stomach in knots. You know the feeling where you’re on the verge of tears but not crying just yet and your throat feels like it’s burning from holding back? That happened to me while I was reading a couple of scenes where Nick was tortured and haunted by his past (dead wife & son). I can’t remember the last time I had such a strong reaction to a book.
The ending wasn’t exactly original but it was so unexpected and well done I didn’t even care. It fit the story perfectly. Another amazing twist in this web of amazing stuff.
The half star I took off was for the sex scenes. They were a bit too long for my taste. Important stuff was happening through the book and I just couldn’t care for the sex. This may be a first but I thought the sex was standing in my way. I want to see death and blood, goddammit!
Sentence: Sometimes you need a cute,fluffy book that you can cuddle to while reading. This is not that book. If you need a gritty,dark romance,go for it!