One shot with his bow, Justification in blood, Trained from birth to “protect”……
“Cupid”: He only hurts those who hurt others. Men all of them were deceitful monsters. It was his job to kill the monsters. And so he did. Bow and arrow in hand he was riding the world of all the monsters. But no one is above the law. The old adage rings true, “what’s done in the dark comes to light.” Desperation turns into obsession and the games have just begun.
Asher: One of Ovid Island richest men. He has eyes everywhere and the power to put fear in any man. Asher is a man with a dark past and even darker secrets. An Island state in a world only few would understand. He carries the burden a reminder of his mother’s hurtful past. His mother groomed him from the start: it's only us in the world. But what happens when the world you known is turned upside down?
Diana: Trapped in a loveless marriage or so it seems. She enjoys the perks of being married but has become bored. Wanting something new and tired of the same adventure finds Diana and suddenly she finds herself stuck in cupid’s arrow.
This is a psychological thriller with lots of twists and turns. One thing I did find that the story at times seemed a bit inconsistent. For instance, Diana never wanted to leave Neil (husband) she mentions he didn’t give her any reason but had multiple indiscretions that she knew of. But now she is flirting and finds herself “dating” none other than Asher. This was a cat and mouse game between the two characters. Which leads readers to ask who is playing who? Diana is a reporter and Asher wants to protect his investment as they both try to find out the identity of serial killer Cupid. I enjoyed the dual point of views and the flashback scenes of the killers past. It gave readers insight into the mind of a psychopath or is it sociopath? At times the inner dialogue was a bit much and I wanted more present dialogue between the characters.
I wasn’t quite sure of the time line in this story because everything progressed so rapidly. The authors don’t leave the readers guessing long about who the killer is. The story jumps right into the nonstop action. This book was like lifetime, snapped and American Psycho met and had a baby. At times it was hard to differentiate what was actually happening vs. Imagination. One of my few issues with the story is that this is a series and the story just ends. Asher was a psychopath and very complex. When secrets and lies are revealed I wonder how Diana will find herself, she seemed terrified and intrigued at the same time. I really did feel as though Cupid didn’t have any remorse or redeeming qualities. This story has some underlying tones of darkness. It will be interesting to see what the next story will explore. Hopefully the authors don’t make us wait too long. Please judge this book for yourselves and not based on this one review.