I’m forced to watch as they torture and kill my family … and I know I’m next.
I hear their screams.
I watch them die.
It’s the worst kind of torture
Then he comes. He made a promise to my brother. It’s the only thing keeping him bound to me.
A promise to protect me.
I should set him free of the promise … but I don’t. He’s my shield against karma. He’s my protector.
Have you ever seen a bomb detonate? Just after the explosion, there’s this hissing silence and then chaos follows – rubble, destruction and so much pain and sorrow.Right now, it’s as if that scenario is being played in reverse.
It’s a terrifying chaos as that man goes to stand in front of Dad. Dad’s still unconscious. He can’t even do anything to defend himself.
Life seems to be returning to my body in flashes. First, I start to yank at the chain. Then my mouth opens in a horrifying, silent scream.
The man grabs a fistful of Dad’s hair, shoves his head back, and then I watch as he presses the blade to Dad’s neck.
A violent pain blossoms in my chest and it threatens to bring the walls down around me. I watch as blood starts to trickle down Dad’s neck and then the man shoves the blade deeper.
I start to scream as hysteria hits me in waves. Part of me is caught in a nightmare-like state, refusing to believe that this is actually happening right now.
The man just walks away after slicing Dad’s neck open. My eyes are glued to my father’s blood flowing from the wound. The hysteria rages inside of me until I’m swept away in a maddening mania.
I can’t think clearly anymore.
I can’t process what I’m seeing.
All I can do is weep, scream, and yank at the unforgiving chain around my neck.
This – whatever this sick and twisted situation is – cannot be happening.
The book made me feel so many different things. It really took me on a emotional journey with all the pain, loss and sadness throughout the story. It really took me by surprise how heartbreak the whole story was and how the author was able to create characters and scenes that ripped my heart in pieces over and over again.
The author made me feel everything the characters felt which made the story feel real.
My heart broke for RIley. She was forced to watched her family be tortured and killed.
Reading those chapters when Riley is forced to watch was quite hard to read.
Griffin is her Protector and I’d have him protect me any day. He stole my heart instantly and loved getting to know him and seeing where the author was going to take his character.
The story is wrote in duel POV which I’m glad about. Getting to no what Riley was thinking was important to the story. It was just as important though getting inside Griffin’s head.
The angst was full on which I loved. I also loved all the twists throughout the book.
Some parts of the book were hard to read and could cause triggers for some people.
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