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Splinters of You (Retired Sinners Book 1) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B085XR1PB2
- Language : English
- File size : 3383 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 312 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 166,253 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Splinters of you by Anne Malcom is the first book in a all new brand new Series called the Retired Sinners MC. This book is told by the heroines point of view.
This is Magnolias and Saints Story!
Words are my weapon.
Stories wrap around my soul, choking me, capturing you.
I don't work in dreams.
I don't offer escapes.
I cage you within my nightmares.
Magnolia Grace is a horror writer, despite what the name might suggest.
One of the best in the business, if you asked around.
Pressure comes with that title. Expectation for the next nightmare. The next bestseller.
That's what it is.
She can't be healthy. Because that means she won't write.
And she hasn't been writing.
A looming deadline and a crumbling psyche drive her into the woods. To a cabin which was the site of a grizzly murder.
A serial killer, butchering women, toying with her.
Her plan is to borrow some of the horror that seeped into the soil.
But hers follows her.
The woods are meant to be her escape. But they are almost her demise.
He was an unlikely saviour. An unexpected muse. He has horrors of his own. A motorcycle club looking to settle a score. A soul too broken to offer her anything but pain.
If you are familiar with Anne Malcom’s work then you will realise that it’s completely different to anything she has ever written. You’ll notice that she has exorcised a lot demons in this book and if your a hardcore reader like me then you’ll know that this book is different. It’s not romance. It’s something else entirely.
If you thought Anne found her darkness in Birds of Paradise think again, this book tops that by almost EVERYTHING!
As I am reading this book, the pages are seeping into my very pores and I am living for this book and I feel connected to these characters in a way that no other book has done.
I feel like I keep repeating myself but this book is so different, quite a fair bit of people are referring this book to some of their favourite investigation shows and I have to agree.
It felt like I was watching my very own CSI or even a Criminal Minds show where not only was I watching the show but I was the show, I was the investigator but also the victim and the villain.
Magnolia doesn’t claim to be a good person, she is who she is and to be honest she doesn’t give a damn if you like her or not. Above all she is fiery, sassy and within darkness is sleeping through her pores and is written using the keys on her keyboard.
Saint is what can I say, everything I expected him to be and not expected him to be at the same time. He had lived a life of evil and depravity and is now hiding from his past. Saint is the type of man who wears his sins on his sleeve. Although as much as he didn’t want to fall for Magnolia, he just did. He wanted her just as much as she wanted him.
Together they were perfectly imperfect, there’s something between them that neither of them could control, their monsters and darkness called to one another and played well together but there manipulative and dark minds. Well what can I say? They are at War with one another.
I am not going to go into the plot of this book as this is a book that needs to be read going in blind. It is the only way to go into this book. Although I can say is expect the unexpected and all is not what it seems.
I cannot write or even tell you how much I loved this book, it gripped me from my soul and held on with a tight grip. I certainly cannot wait to see where Anne takes us next in this series.
With Splinters Of You she hasn't just embraced the dark, she's drawn herself a bath of blood and evil and bathed in it until it's permeated her pores!
This story is nothing short of the wicked brilliance.
Look up "dark" in the Thesaurus. You'll see sinister, vile, atrocious, foul, damnable, sinful...check, check, check, check and check! This book is all that and heinously more!
And my dark little soul absolutely LOVED IT!!!
Magnolia Grace is a monster. A monster of the literary world and in so many other delicious ways.
A preeminent author of horror, she's accomplished, confident, ruthless...but currently wordless and in need of inspiration with a deadline looming.
So she takes herself off to a cabin in the woods that was the host of a grisly murder to get her own ghastly creative juices flowing, and she's seeking to spice those up by sucking any evil that lurks in the lives locals she can find.
She just didn't count on them sucking anything vaguely resembling "emotions" from her!
This is nothing like Anne's previous works, it's so, so much more murky violent and unforgiving.
Magnolia is such a wonderful character; the perfect anti-heroine and now my favourite female character of any story I have read EVER!! She's just so awful, I love her!
And though there's a romantic element to this story and so despite her love interest in this one being a sensational damnable character in his own right, it's the immersion into the mind of true monsters that's the core of this story and it's an edge of your seat, nail biting page turner, that will have you leaving the light on and checking the shadows.
Don't think about this one, just one-click it, read it, live it and survive it!
You might be scared, but you won't be sorry!!
Firstly it is dark, intense, emotional and all consuming. Be mindful it may contain triggers, but it needs to be on your must read for the year.
Magnolia Grace, not a name you would distinguish as a Dark, gritty and demon filled author, but that is exactly what she is. Magnolia is a New York bestseller with 15 best seller books. With writers block and in need of change, she packs up her life in New York, leaves behind a fiancé and moves to a small town called Terror in the middle of nowhere. Now the name alone should make you wonder what a New Yorker with loads of money would want in this town, but it’s got more to do with Emily. Emily a local woman murdered gruesomely in the backyards first her cabin, the cabin that Magnolia now owns and lives in.
This books was addictive, fast paced, and intriguing, I was hooked from the beginning and could wait to see what was going to happen. The characters were interesting, honest, and witty. I loved every minute of this story and was upset and disappointed when it ended only because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.
Well done Anne and another wonderful story and I look forward to what more you have in store for this series.
Top reviews from other countries
Great story and loved the whole idea of the storyline. Loved the Stephen King mentions....read my first King book at 15 years old...at 52 I can safely say bye was a huge part of my teenage years. This writer is very talented and can weave a great tale.
Thank you for this book. I loved every word of it.
I never write a recension on amazon, but I needed to do it now.
The author wrote with so much passion, hurt and fear, I could feel it.
It's dark, twisted und like nothing else I read before.
I can definitely say this book is in my Top 5.
Please, I want more!
I have read Anne Malcom since she first published her first book and have loved watching her evolve and watching her writing style change. To see her branch out and write a story that is completely out of her comfort zone is amazing. This book is completely different from what Anne typically writes and it had me hooked from page one.
This is not a typical love story, there are no unicorns and ponies, there is no love at first sight, no instant love between the two characters. This story is a mystery story, that flows with suspense, grit, danger and darkness. Once Anne has you sucked in with that, she weaves a love story in there as well.
This is Magnolias and Saints Story. I’m not going to go into detail who these characters are, I simply could not do them justice. You need to read the book to find out how great these characters are.
Be warned, this is not for a person wanting flowers and accolades of love. This book is perfect for the person wanting some angst, wanting some struggle, wanting some darkness. If you crave angst, darkness, suspense or grit with a little bit of love mixed in, then this is the book you should read.
There are books you devour and there are books you savour...this was a book I savoured because it needed to be, because it demanded that it be. From the first page it demanded my full attention and to take in every word as if it there were the most precious metals in the world and I enjoyed every single one and absolutely hated it when there were no more to read.
Magnolia Grace enchanted me. Yes, she is something of an anti-heroine. She may not be someone you will like, much less love, but she ended up being everything for me. Her brutal honesty about herself, those around her and just how she saw the world spoke to me on a level I don’t always experience. Her inconsistencies, which weren’t all that inconsistent in the end, intrigued me and I have to admit I kind of want to be like her when I ‘grow up’, though I doubt I’d even come close.
This book was definitely not what I thought it would be and I loved it. It does go to some dark places, there are triggers and it will definitely have you questioning your own demons, but it also has just enough not so dark moments to balance everything out. And as for the secondary characters? Well, the ones that end up sticking to Magnolia, I loved. They were all unique characters that made this book a lot of fun to read and I cannot wait to get to know them better, because only the surface was scratched on just what makes them all tick. Now you may, or may not, be wondering why I didn’t do a section on Magnolia’s ‘Muse’, well, because I didn’t want to give too much about him away, though I will say that I kinda adored him from the start.
~ Copy provided by the author & voluntarily reviewed ~