Monday, June 04, 2012

The ForsAken by Estevan Vega.

The first victim has no natural wounds. No prints left behind. No lacerations. But the life has been gruesomely drained from the corpse, and a broken cross is now imprinted inside the skin.
Left for dead a year ago by his former partner, reckless and medicated Detective Jude Foster now endures mindless therapy sessions in order to be given another chance at his life. When the chief of police discovers the first victim strangely killed in this sadistic fashion, Jude enters a dark world all-too-familiar. He knows he’s seen this method of murder before, but he never caught the killer.
Could this be a copycat, or is it the one that got away?
Forced to take on a new partner for the case, Jude must come to terms with the fractured memories of his past, attempt to keep his younger brother safe, and chase down a ghost killer who is collecting human souls. But time is against him. How many more victims will there be before the killer is satisfied? And will Jude Foster be able to survive this new hell or in the chaos, will he risk becoming something else entirely?
My Review
Wow, to say I was blown away by this book and this author is like saying I tolerate reading.  The plot is fast and action packed.  The dialogue at times funny and ironic but mostly real and sinister.  The story flows with effortless ease and leaves the reader turning page after page.  No sparkly vamps, no epic love stories not even a traditionally happy ending.  A love story though, yes, an ending, yes. Supernatural, oh my yes, but the evil kind, the mass murder kind.  The kind you should not let in!
I am at a loss as to what to say less I give a plot twist away.  But what I can and will say is this.  If you are a horror fan, this book is so for you.  But remember, don’t let it in!  I give this book an 8 star rating.  It is a book I would and already have recommended as a must read to my best friend.  I walked through the house making one after the other cup of coffee without letting go of my kindle, and lastly and most importantly, I personally can't wait to read more by this author. 

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