Top positive review
22 June 2016
I read Reaper first, and I have to say, it's better than Crow, in my opinion. Not to say Crow isn't a really good read because it certainly is!
Warning to those with triggers because Crow is very dark and violent with a rape scene and abuse scenes.
I guess, like Reaper, Crow is best read as a book of fiction. Nevertheless, it does bring into light certain ethical questions, but again...it's fiction!
Crow and MacKenzie meet, in unusual circumstances, when she goes searching for a missing friend, Talia. Mack has been in foster care since she was thirteen. Her dad was a boxer, so she's been brought up to be tough, strong, cheeky and a bit of a maverick.
Lachlan Crow is a high-ranking member of an Irish syndicate (mafia). He's just about to take over as a leader, after the killing of his grandfather/boss, and he wants revenge.
Mack and Lachlan ignite, but dislike each other at the same time. Their growing lust for each other simmers, but each one carries a secret, there are trust issues and deception, too.
This is not a sunshine, lollipops and rainbows story. At times it's ugly and confronting, as previously mentioned. It's lusty and intriguing, too. Strangely, you find you are on the side of Crow's criminal syndicate and you worry about Mack and the dangerous life she has entered. We relate, because of 'good writing' from Zavarelli. However, because this is book 1, there's a lot of characters, groups and sub-plots - all to introduce the series, so there's a lot going on.
Recommended for readers who like raw, gritty and edgy fiction.