There’s more than one way to stoke the flames of revenge…
Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew—a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to shape Charlotte in their own twisted image. If only the nightmare had ended when she was rescued. Instead, her real father exploited her tabloid-ready story for fame and profit—until Charlotte finally broke free from her ghoulish past and fled. Just when she thinks she has buried her personal hell forever, Charlotte is swept into a frightening new ordeal. Secretly dosed with an experimental drug, she’s endowed with a shocking new power—but pursued by a treacherous corporation desperate to control her.
Except from now on, if anybody is going to control Charlotte, it’s going to be Charlotte herself. She’s determined to use the extraordinary ability she now possesses to fight the kind of evil that shattered her life—by drawing a serial killer out from the shadows to face the righteous fury of a victim turned avenger.
**** 4 Star Review ****
I picked this book up on a whim. Its praises and the blurb had me wanting to read it. I did shy away for a while though. I am not a sci-fi reader. They tend to not hold my attention. I like things to be a little more real in books.
I was hooked from the start of this book. I had no clue where it was going to take me. The blurb definitely did not give me a clue of what I was in store for. I was glad that the sci-fi part wasn't such a overdone thing in this book, that is for sure.
The premise of this book isn't so cut and dry. It starts out as one thing, then turns to another. The change in the plot is so gradual, you don't even realize the author has completely shifted your focus to the real issue at hand.
I fell for every last character in this book, even when I shouldn't have. The character building, along with the plot building, in this writing is so phenomenal, I felt like I was in the book, experiencing everything the characters were. I just couldn't stop reading.
There were a few lulls in the book. There were a few parts that felt unnecessary, but didn't really slow down the process of the book. They could have been left out, and nothing about the book would have changed.
Overall, this book had me on the edge of my seat, rooting for the good guys; whoever that might have been. (The lines tended to blur from time to time.) I am definitely anticipating the next book in this series when it releases.