My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Overall rating: 5 Stars
*****5 Sinisterly Delicious Stars****
"I'm high on the kill. My craving's being fed; it's therapeutic, I feel alive and in need of someone more worthy of my torment."
Oh yes, Ryan is back so buckle up for a wild ride!
Ryan has been locked away in a mental institution for 18 years, and now, he's out. He's manipulated the doctors and nurses, bending them to his will, for his entire incarceration. He's a twisted puppet master, and he's just been unleashed to pick up where he left off. Only this time he's had 18 years to think about how he's going to make other's pay.
Blake and Melody play main characters in this book, along with their 17 year old daughter, Cereus. Blake finds out that Ryan has been released, but instead of telling Mel, he keeps it to himself, believing he is keeping his family safe. Blake and Mel have never told Cereus about Ryan, she doesn't even know he exists, and she thinks her mom's parents died in a car accident before she was born. As far as Blake and Mel know, Ryan doesn't even exist to her, and she doesn't exist to Ryan.
But Ryan finds out about his beautiful niece, and sets his strings in place to pull her to him. To go after her to hurt Blake and Melody. Then he meets her, through one of her mutual friends.
I'm not sick and I'm not broken.
I'm Desolate, born empty lacking a soul.
You can't fix what was never broken.
Ryan realizes that he can't harm her. He doesn't feel love, or anything like that, but he does feel *something*, and that something makes him realize that he doesn't want to hurt her. She is a lot like him, they have those same dark urges, except Cereus *does* feel love. Something Ryan doesn't have the soul to feel.
Will Cereus find out that the new hot guy that she bumped into at the mall is really her uncle? A man she never knew existed? How will she react when she finds out. Will she keep her new found secret exactly that, a secret? Or will she run, seeing him for what he is?
You'll have to read the second in the Empathy series to find out!
This is *not* a stand alone book. But if you like dark and brilliant mindfuckery that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then this series is for you! Enjoy!!
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