***4 Dark but Different Stars!!!**
This was really a great read and the prologue sucks you right in from the very beginning!
After being fired from her job as a reporter, Marla decides to have a drink at the local bar the night before she is to move to another city. She meets a stranger at the bar who instantly gives her bad vibes and for good reason too. Marla is abducted and taken to this sex slave compound called the Halloran Asylum. Marla is feisty, has a great attitude and I really liked how she was a strong heroine. She wasn’t one of those helpless individuals and she promises herself that she would do everything in her power to escape the hell that she has been taken to. What Marla and the other women went through was rough but Marla didn’t let this break her. Her ultimate goal was to escape.
Gabriel is the asylum’s doctor and is truly upset that Marla was taken in the first place as no more women were to be taken anymore. He was truly remorseful, sometimes sweet and I would have like if Gabriel had more of back bone, but I can see where the author was going with Gabriel’s character.
There are many twists and turns that you don’t expect and I dropped a few “oh shit’s!!” during some parts. The author wrote the book really well and the story flowed effortlessly. The actions against the women were disturbing and I like how the author focused on the plot rather than the violence towards the women.
I recommend this book highly. This is a perfect starter book for those readers wanting to get into the dark genre. This was a great read and I look forward to reading more from this author. Grab a copy when it goes live!! You will not be disappointed.
ARC generously provided by the author for an honest review.