“You’ll have to forgive me, Darlin’, for all the unforgiveable things I’m about to do…”
Loyalty is never easy – especially when you’re forced to choose between family and the man you would do anything to possess…
Born into a world that no child should endure, Magpie “Maggie” Crow is doted on by her loving father and over protective brothers. As much as she loves them, she fears them, especially when she learns secrets they've kept hidden.
Elliot McLaughlin joined the U.S. Marine Corps right out of high school to provide for his wife and son. He’d never intended to become a father so young, but was willing to do what it took to give his family everything they needed.
After Elliot’s family goes missing, he returns from war to an empty home. Obsessed with discovering who took his family, he investigates their disappearance and plots his revenge.
Passion brings Maggie and Elliot together. Obsession pushes them apart. As a bitter battle begins between Elliot and the Crows, Maggie’s heart hangs in the balance.
**Disclaimer: This book is intended for audiences 18 years of age or older. The subject matter of this book discusses sensitive topics that may be a trigger for some readers.**
Wow this author can write!! This was sooooo freaking easy to get into, hard to put down..The only reason why this is getting 4 stars and not 5 is that in some parts it glossed over what could've made for a dark, gritty, thrilling read which is what I was craving and know that is what this author normally delivers, though there was enough parts to keep me invested right up till the end. I just craved more darkness but still loved this.
Passion brings Maggie & Elliot together, Obsession pushes them apart
FOUR CROWS: Elliott and Katelyn were young childhood sweethearts, learning they were having a child whom they named Michael gave Elliot cause to join the military after he’d left high school. At the time when he’d joined the United States hadn’t been involved in any battles, but that changed after an attack was launched in New York and he was deployed. After doing his stint fighting for his country and arriving home he’d come home to an empty house.
Fourteen gruelling years go by with no clues he knew deep down that something tragic would’ve happened to them. For years he was obsessed with uncovering the truth of their disappearance. The not knowing what happened to them slowly started eating away at him. Piece by piece.
The road to destruction leads Elliot to the Crows front door
The Crows had destroyed everything good an pure in me, and I’d promised the phantom memories of my wife and son that I’d return the favour.
He was a man on a destructive mission to bring down the Crows one by one I want them crushed until there's nothing left of them. I want them buried beneath the dirt and I want them erased and forgotten. And the weakest link he could think of by taking the family down one by one was through Maggie.
He wanted revenge.. He wanted retribution.. He wanted blood..
What he didn't count on was the feelings he started getting for Maggie.
I would highly recommend this for newbie's stepping into the dark genre, for ones that have already stepped into the darkness this may be a little tame for you as it was for me, but still gritty enough to keep you entertained.