marredSYNOPSIS: When a serial killer breaks into the home of bestselling author, Sage Quintano, she barely escapes with her life. Her husband, Niko, a homicide detective, insists they move to rural New Hampshire, where he accepts a position as Grafton County Sheriff. Sage buries secrets from that night—secrets she swears to take to her deathbed.

Three years of anguish and painful memories pass, and a grisly murder case lands on Niko’s desk. A strange caller begins tormenting Sage—she can’t outrun the past.

When Sage’s twin sister suddenly goes missing, Sage searches Niko’s case files and discovers similarities to the Boston killer. A sadistic psychopath is preying on innocent women, marring their bodies in unspeakable ways. And now, he has her sister.

Cryptic clues. Hidden messages. Is the killer hinting at his identity? Or is he trying to lure Sage into a deadly trap to end his reign of terror with a matching set of corpses?

REVIEW: This is one of those rare books that one doesn’t want to put down… The kind that make you feel life keeps getting in the way. Seriously, this is a superb read.

Sage, already marred by the gruesome experience of being the victim of a serial rapist and killer, becomes victimized again and we are quickly drawn into the sickened mind of the perpetrator and that of his prey… This time the stakes are even higher as Sage finds herself bargaining with this sicko for the life of her twin sister…

The characters are full-on, well-developed, and credible. This is more than just a murder/mystery, it’s a full-blown psychological thriller complete with alarming twists and turns.

A huge amount of research must have been done for this work. The forensic details are incredible with some rather sickening scenes. That is what makes it feel so real. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

Very well written throughout, great storyline, brilliant ending, and original. A solid five-star work


About Kev

Kev is an Author & Songwriter. After years of studying, and even more years working in education, and management in the US, he returned to his hometown in England where he finally settled down to focus on his writing and music. Links to his works can be found in the widget bar, and more information about them can be found on his pages above. He would greatly appreciate it if you would check them out. Kev has a M.Ed in Secondary Education with English as his main subject area. He also did post-graduate studies in Christian Counselling and Psychopathology after obtaining a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.

20 comments on “Marred

  1. Awesome review Kev. And yes, it sounds like it’s not for the faint-hearted. 🙂

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  2. I love it already. What a fabulous review. 😀

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  3. Sounds thrilling. My blood pressure is rising just reading the synopsis! 😀

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  4. Fab review! I need to push this book up faster on my TBR! 🙂

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  5. Oh yes! I need to read this! Thanks, Kev! *1-click!*

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  6. Sounds great. Thanks for the review.

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  7. Great review of MARRED, Kev. I read this one as a ARC and have to agree with your review. Sue did an amazing job with this page-turner. Completely absorbing!

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    • Thanks, Mae. It’s really satisfying when someone else has read a work and agrees with one’s review… Absorbing is an excellent adjective for it. 😊

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  8. Wow, Kevin. Thank you so much for that high praise. You made my day. I’m thrilled you enjoyed Marred so much, and after reading about what your star-ratings mean, I’m even more excited.

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  9. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
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