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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Here Lies Love


Blurb: Would death be less painful than life? When she is sold by her father, Abbey discovers that nightmares can occur when you’re awake. Trapped inside a wooden cage, Abbey is forced to listen to the horrors and atrocities above; time ticking down until it is her turn. But Abbey isn't prepared to become a victim; she will escape. Although, what Abbey isn't prepared for, is how harsh and unfair the world can be. With the sun turning its back on humanity long ago, life gives no opportunity. The only thing Abbey can do is learn to survive. To exist. And that means stealing any opportunity that comes her way. Haunted by the unpleasant memories bestowed upon her only nurtures Abbey’s paranoia, until she realises that to truly live in the world, she must confront the person who was responsible for her misfortune – her father. Here Lies Love is a NA tale of actuality, of facing up to the fact that love comes in many guises. Can Abbey find the one glimmer of hope or will she be overcome with the darkness of revenge?

Review: Here Lies Love is a book that I unexpectedly fell in love with as I had no idea what to expect. I'd read the blurb of course, but still what I actually read astounded me. It starts in a dark place, and deals with some very difficult subjects, but seen through the eyes of the main character Abbey, you can't help but absolutely need to know where the plot is going to take her. It's a book unlike anything I've ever read before, and for and avid reader like myself, that is really hard to do! The language is superb and the storyline is utterly compelling. I would recommend this to fans of horror, psychological thrillers and to anyone looking for a book that stands out from the crowd - absolutely brilliant!

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