Tuesday, 12 September 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ PITCH DARK BY A.M. WILSON & ALEX GRAYSON

TITLE: Pitch Dark 
AUTHOR: A.M. Wilson & Alex Grayson
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: September 15th, 2017
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MY RATING: 4.5 STARS

PITCH DARK: is a stand-alone, full-length, dark, romance novel and is co- written by A.M. Wilson and Alex Grayson. This does flit from ‘Past to present.’ And is spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' 

Going into this I didn’t know what to expect so was really unprepared for how much this book would grab me by the throat and not let go, from the first page to the last I was riveted. Both of these authors are new to me, but that is definitely going to change after this book. 

Niko (eight) and Aislin (six) met when Aislin and her mother moved next door, a rough neighbourhood, filled with gun shots heard throughout the night, drugs and rife with gangs, Niko had two loving, doting parents, whereas Aislin was being raised by a drug addict mother with a revolving door of men coming and going. 

As the years progressed their friendship also grew, friendship bracelets exchanged, and they vouched to the other that they would always be together, to protect each other from the harsh realities they lived in. 

Until Aislin disappeared 

Niko James has been searching for his childhood sweetheart Aislin, she’d vanished into thin air, the police never took her case seriously and just put it down to another young runaway, so the case turned cold, but Niko knew differently, for one, he always found her when she needed to be by herself, two she’d never leave him behind. Ever. 

I was her protector, and she was my North Star, lighting up my world and making it seem less harsh. 

She'd been missing for fifteen years. And within that time Niko vowed to never give up, to always keep searching for his friend. 

His goal then was to become a police officer and then a detective t find out exactly what happened to Aislin and to help other girls in similar situations. 

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So just imagine his unbearable pain when a body has turned up in the woods confirming to be Aislin. She doesn't look anything like his childhood friend. Her hair has chunks missing out of it, her face is black and blue, fully covered with bruises and fresh lacerations maring her once beautiful face beyond recognition, her eyes and cheek bones look beyond gaunt, like a holocaust victim, malnourished and dehydrated, what surely must've been a slow and painful death. Over one hundred and fifty scars were discovered on her body. 

Aislin Kennedy Mathers. Date of birth: July 21, 1989
Date of death: August 30th, 2017
She's safe among the stars. 


And then another girl Jane Doe barefoot and with similar cuts and bruises marring her body is found wandering the street in Niko's neighbourhood. She has no memory of who she was, where she came from, or what happened to her. The same night she was picked up by the police someone was outside Niko's house, gunshots were fired, are the two connected? 

She's become an obsession, almost as bad as Aislin. The need to find out more about her, where she was when she disappeared, what happened to her. 

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Twist and turns that will further pull you into the story, whiplash as leads to Aislins death turn out to be dead ends. Seconds, minutes, hours as you read you hope, pray for a happy outcome. 

MY THOUGHTS: I think Niko should've been forced to go to an anger management therapy session because I swear the dude lost his rag every other chapter, if I could teletransport myself into any book I would jump into this one and give him a slap upside the head. 
This was definitely Dark and Gritty enough to keep me racing through the pages, for others stepping into the dark genre this may be a bit too much in your face as it does go into vivid detail of a kidnapped female and all that shit sickos like me enjoy reading that comes with this type of genre. So just be aware of that before you one click and rate it low because of that. But for all you dark lovers out there I highly recommend this one.

One girl disappeared. After fifteen years, her cold lifeless body was found on the damp forest floor. Not an inch of her was unmarked by the horrors she endured. Alone, malnourished, abused in horrific ways; this was how she died.

One girl was found walking the streets, covered in dirt and scars. She had no memory of who she was, where she came from, or what happened to her. Even though the marks on her body attested to years of heinous abuse, her strength shone through at every turn.

Revenge and justice were sworn.

Years of searching brought up nothing but dead ends. Detective Niko James was too late to save his childhood friend, but he vows not to let down another. 

The clock is ticking and the trail is pitch dark.


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