Friday, 9 March 2018

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ WHISPERS IN THE DARK BY LETEISHA NEWTON

TITLE: Whispers in the Dark
AUTHOR: Leteisha Newton
GENRE: Dark
PUBLICATION: March 16th, 2018
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WHISPERS IN THE DARK: Is a full length dark stand alone novel by new to me author LeTeisha Newton. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’

WARNING: This book is full of triggers. It’s wicked dark, with created evil falling in love. People die. They are hurt horribly. The bad guys get away, and there is no apology for it. Hardcore trigger within these pages.

Headed towards school, lost in her own world, eighteen year old Alana Masters is abducted by a man asking the time, even though it seemed innocent enough, something sent alarm bells running through her mind, begging her to run. By then it was too late, a rag was placed over her face and the next thing she knew was that she was waking up in a large cage. 

Scared
But not alone

She has been taken by an evil, evil man, she’s to be his new toy, and if she disobeys his punishments aren’t for the light hearted. 

“You are mine. Your body. Your pussy. All mine. I am going to train you, mould you, and break you. And if you ever, ever dream of escaping me, remember this: You are Alana Masters. Your parents are Alana and Alana Masters. You live at 3412 West Monroe Street, and you have a younger brother, If you step one foot out of line, little girl, I will kill them all. Their blood will be on your hands.”

Jacob’s dad thinks it’s come time for Jacob to have his own toy, and that new toy is called Alana, BUT his father lied. She’s his and he’s never letting her go. 

Creeping down to where she’s held Alana and Jacob form a bond, he's the only hope that she holds onto, both prisoners just in different ways, he often sneaks her food to keep her strong, but she’s become his new obsession. 

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Jacobs mother was his fathers first toy until her demise, since then he’d been raised by various other toys that had come and gone throughout his childhood. He’d been homeschooled, rarely leaving the property and only his father to rely on and the life lessons he teaches him. 

“I’m going to kill him, Alana, I swear. One day, I’m going to lay him at your feet. cut open from neck to gut, and it’s going to be my gift. I promise you.” 

Then the story jumps to 'Eight years later' she's nothing like the girl that was abducted, she's smarter, ruthless, a vigilante ridding the world of undesirables. 

When Jacob hunts down Alana the plot picks up, nail biting twists and turns, a nail biting page turner that keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat. 

Jacob and I were one side of the same coin. We were dark and evil. Twisted and broken.

‘Whispers in the Dark’ alternates from disturbingly dark to semi dark, so it should tick all you dark lovers boxes. I went into this with an open mind, not really heeding the warning because lately a lot of authors seem to be using the word dark loosely but I’m so happy this was in fact a dark, gritty sick read, so heed the authors warning because this is no cupcake farting unicorns kind of book, if that's the kind of book your after run for the hills now because this book won't be for you. 

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This author doesn’t muck around, nothing is sugar coated, it’s all right there in your face and you have nowhere to hide. 
I struggled to connect with the storyline and her character the first half of the story, I didn’t feel that mind numbing terror coming through that I would’ve expected to feel with everything she endured. BUT Years later and the chaos that came and the dread of never wanting the book to end hit me, the story flowed better, I connected fully with the characters, I embraced whatever the author threw at me, I was filled with anticipation wondering how it was all going to end, biting my nails trying to read quicker, I love that feeling!! And the author delivered that perfectly.

* Teasers used are off the authors facebook page *


I was captured...

That’s just the beginning of my tale. I’ve survived Purgatory, abuse, and near death. In that abandoned farmhouse I nearly lost everything, but Jacob saved me. We were trapped in this hell together, giving each other the strength to hold on. I fell into darkness with my captor’s son.

Until I left him behind.

She was perfect, my Alana. Brilliant and full of pain. She understood my darkness and fueled the fire. When she left, I waited patiently to find her, and in her honor, I killed men who took away from innocents.

Then I found her...

She’s deadly now, a killer too, and perfectly mine. It was beautiful to behold, but she belongs in a cage. My cage. She’ll love me again, or I’ll expose her dirty secrets for the world to see while going down in flames with her.

In darkness, it’s most definitely till death do us part.

Warning: This book is full of triggers. It’s wicked dark, with created evil falling in love. People die. They are hurt horribly. The bad guys get away, and there is no apology for it. Hardcore trigger within these pages.
 


Writing professionally since 2008, LeTeisha Newton’s love of romance novels began long before it should have. After spending years sneaking reads from her grandmother’s stash, she finally decided to pen her own tales. As many will do during their youth, she bounced from fantasy, urban literature, mainstream, interracial, paranormal, heterosexual, and LGBT works until she finally rested in contemporary romance.

LeTeisha is all about deep angst and angry heroes who take a bit more loving to smooth their rough edges. Love comes in many sizes, shapes, and colors, as well as with—or without—absolute beauty and fairy tale sweetness. She writes the darker tales because life is hard … but love is harder.

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