5 Stars From Sammy's Book Obsession
TITLE~ Malevolent (Darkness #1)
AUTHOR~ Cassia Brightmore
PUBLISHED~ February 28th 2015 by Cassia Brightmore
PURCHASED/COST~ ARC/Review Copy
MY RATING~ 5/5
Darkness has a seductive power, a delicious energy that sinks its claws in deep. Once the devil has a hold of you, true malevolence is born.
Sheriff Brady James has sworn to protect the small town of Durham Heights, his current priority to ruthlessly hunt a sadistic killer on the loose. With lives at stake, his focus is split between two beautiful women - one dark, one light. The clock is ticking, the threat palpable; crawling closer at every turn. Once death has you in its sights, there is no escape.
Pain. Suffering. Lives shattered and broken. In the fight of good against evil, who will survive?
This is the first book in the Darkness series, a wishing evil upon others novel that can be read as a standalone.
Due to mature content and violent situations, this book is recommended for readers 18 years and up.
I was provided with a Review Copy/ARC for review.
Wow...this book was fu--messed up! Not in a bad way, but that's the most apt way to describe it that I can think of at the moment. It was most definitely a dark read, but had other elements as well. There is a love story or two in there. I seriously enjoyed it once I got into it.
I'm impressed that this is the author's debut novel! The writing was very well done! The story and some of the characters were twisted. I loved the characters though. I'm thinking that this author either has a crazy wicked imagination or she's just plain crazy! Lol You just have to read it to understand why I say that. She's extremely talented, no doubt!
This read is probably not for everyone. If the "dark side" intrigues you at all, read this. If not, well....try it anyway! If there is more to come, I will definitely be reading it!