Never Let Me Fall by Abbie Roads
Series: Fatal Dreams #3
Also in this series: Race the Darkness, Hunt the Dawn
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November 6, 2018
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Seeing is believing...
Thomas Brown can't see color, but he can see people's true souls. His abilities allow him to work with criminal investigators and deliver justice to families of the wronged. And he's starting to accept that his life will forever be in black and white...
Then he encounters Helena Grayse, and everything changes. She brings vibrant color to his world, and he brings acceptance and belief to hers. But Helena's past is quickly catching up with her, and Thomas is in the crosshairs.
As an enemy hidden in plain sight threatens their every move, they'll have to rely on their love to beat the darkness.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
There is not one time when jumping into a book by Ms. Roads that, even though I girded up my loins in advance, I’m not taken completely by surprise.
This time I was sure I was ready. I was ready for the gore, and the blood and the effing twistedness of evil people. Well, there was no gore and oceans of blood in Never Let Me Fall, it was more demured with like, buckets of blood. But what was most definitely not missing was effing twisted evil people.
As in previous books in this series, for me, the most amazing aspect was that Ms. Roads can weave the sweetest most innocent romance amidst, well, horrifying circumstances.
Thomas, Evanee’s little brother (from Hunt the Dawn) had his fair share of abuse during his childhood. While not suffering the same horrible fate as her, he was beaten and tormented by his stepfather until he was big enough to defend himself. Unfortunately, that wasn’t before an especially brutal beat down left him with ample scarring and optic nerve damage. This led to him being unable to see color, but with the ability to see a person’s soul and through contact with it, the person’s whole life’s memories.
Helen has made it through a decade of prison. Convicted of murdering her boyfriend, her only thought now is getting back on her feet and leaving the place that had become purgatory for her. Unbeknownst to her, a chance encounter with Thomas trigger’s her dormant psychic dreams ability. The connection between them is instant and all powerful. Even though Helen is set on fighting it, there’s just no way Thomas will let color leach out of his life again.
The most shocking aspect of this story, to me at least, was how the twisted evil people in this one weren’t actually evil to start with but had been pushed to it by loss. Of course, I’m not sure these were sane, well-balanced people to begin with cause, really… there’s some twisted shit going on here… but I guess that any emotion if taken to the extreme and unchecked, can become harmful.
There’s not a lack of action, suspense and intrigue in this installment of the Fatal Dreams series. The story is captivating, and it had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The sweetness of Thomas and Helen’s romance was a balm to the soul in the middle of all the unfairness and hatred that swirled around them.
Once again I’m astounded by this author’s unique stories and the way she makes it all worth it in the end. I won’t ever hesitate to pick up one of her books because they are as amazing as they are disturbingly thrilling… I just would never want to live in her imagination.
Rating: 4 “As always, disturbingly thrilling” Stars
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