Monday, October 2, 2017

Book Review: A Dark and Twisted Heart

A Dark and Twisted Heart

By:  Merrie Destefano

Publish Date:  October 1, 2017

Format:  ebook, 34 pgs

Genre:  Urban Fantasy Romance

Series:  1st book in Dear Heart Chronicles series

First Impression:  Ghostly revenge.

Katrina is so beautiful, she’s almost perfect. She only has two flaws. She’s possessive.

And she’s dead.

William adores Katrina, but he almost forgets about her when he meets Adelle, with her gentle smile and winsome ways.

So what’s he to do? He certainly can’t be faithful to a dead girl.

Even though he loves her, so much so he visits her grave every day.

Even though she haunts him and constantly reminds him of the terrible thing he did.

Even though she might just drive him to do something terrible again. Very soon.

First Sentence:
Every time I walk through the woods, I see her face.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
*I offered to read this book for an honest review.

William is a young man that loves yet struggles with more. He's done something he shouldn't have done. And having that ghost with him may push him to do something again.

Wow, this is one quick read. An hour at tops. (Really, I'm a slow reader and it didn't take me that long.)

Katrina is a ghost, and she's haunting her love. William. The story is from William's mind as he's the one alive and doing things he shouldn't.

We get to see an evening with William. We meet Katrina, his love, as he's walking through the woods. Katrina is a constant reminder of his love for her and what he did to her. But he's been spending time with Adelle too.

Merrie has created a story in one moment of a person's life. This moment is one that will change his life forever. The details of the forest aren't given as you know what it is from what the forest is named and believed to be. It's called Dead Man's Wood. Just the name alone lets you know people don't normally visit this part and what they believe, it is a ghost story. The story is in what William lives through this evening...

William gets what he deserves in the end. And Katrina and her friend seem to enjoy it. You can tell from Katrina's actions she is up to more than what she's saying. The girls have left me a bit curious as to the world they live in and what they are thinking.

A quick story with ghosts and a warped love for the Halloween season. This is the first in a series of short stories, and I'm looking forward to where they go.

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  1. Oh I like this author and I also like short reads at this time of the year. Hm... this one may be for me.

    1. Melissa (B&T) Yes. I enjoyed her other works too. This one is so quick, hope you get to try it. :)

  2. Oh my, what a creepy cover, it definitely does the job! I haven't tried any of her books yet, but that might change ;)

    1. Silvia, it is. But it's sort of cool too. I really like the covers for this series. :) Thanks!

  3. This one looks good, I love ghost stories!


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