Monday, May 18, 2015

Review: Flawed (The Butcher #1) by Francette Phal

Flawed (The Butcher, #1)Flawed by Francette Phal

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★
Story: ★★★★
Characters: ★★★★

Overall rating: 4.0

4 *Sociopathic* Stars

Oh. This. Book. This deliciously twisted, mind-twisting-bending-fucking-blowing book!

I have to admit, in the beginning, I was a little skeptical that this book would fly for me. I wanted dark, but what I seemed to be getting was a lot of (what I thought was) unnecessary world building.

And then...

This book took off like a rocket and went right through the stratosphere, and all I could do was grip my Kindle and hang on for the ride.

- what a twisted up sociopathic walking package of man candy he is.

"It entertains me to watch you think I care what you want, that I actualy care anything about you at all. It amuses me to manipulated your emotions, to see how much I can give you before I rip it all away again."
With one hand, Knox giveth... but it's with *both* hands, and whatever happens to be in his hands, that he taketh away.

Knox is a hit man for his adoptive father, Yuri, and he enjoys nothing more than carrying out the "exterminations" that Yuri needs from him. Slowly killing each mark in the most horrific way. Each done the same, slowly and methodically, with the lullaby humming through his lips.

- Eighteen year old, high school, prostitute, in denial.

"He delights in tormenting me, but I now bask in that torment, I crave his brutality more than I crave the gasping breath I take in to fill my lungs."
Lacey relizes how sick and twisted Knox is, but even though he tells her she has a choice, she doesn't really, she's made a deal with the devil, and there is no backing out now.

Just when she thinks things can't get worse, she finds that they can. Very much so.

almost as twisted as Knox. But. Not. Quite.

"'s the Christian thing to do. That's who I am. That's what I've based my public image on. My faith and my humanitarianism have made it possible for the public to love me, to trust me, to see nothing else but what i choose to show them."
Oooooh... I don't like this chick! She's around just enough in the book to mess with your head. The secrets she has, from everyone, including her father, make her the worst kind of sociopath.. the kind that are hiding right in front of your face.

I ended up loving this book, the dark turn it takes and keeps going straight into the deepest, darkest, most sinful kind of dark. This author really "brings it", and I SOOOO can't wait for the next book!

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