This week's book is Darkness Bound by Larry Brooks. I discovered Larry Brooks through his writing blog. He's very opinionated, and I decided to read one of his books to see if he knew what he was talking about. He does. I've learned not to try to second guess him, just going along for the ride on his twisted path to an ending that always surprises me.
In Darkness . . . Two strangers meet. A woman without inhibitions . . . a
man without limits . . . for a private game between two consenting
In Darkness . . . They indulge in every secret
fantasy, cross every boundary of sexual deviation. But one of them has a
secret yet to be shared, a desire yet to be explored . . .
Darkness . . . Fear will become the ultimate pleasure. Revenge, the
ultimate reward—and reality, the deadliest fantasy of all. Now the real
games are about to begin.
The First Paragraph:
She sat very still in her husband's favorite chair, sipping an exquisite Pinot Noir as she watched him die. That there could be pleasure in the taking of a life was something she hadn't considered. For all her meticulous planning and diabolical patience, the notion of experiencing some dark shiver of satisfaction had never entered her mind. But here on the threshold of commitment, fully invested and completely immersed in the moment, she understood it instinctively. Whether it was death or power or simply the venom of revenge made no difference really. Perhaps it was just the intoxicating whiff of impending freedom. For her these things had become a sum in excess of their parts, melting and melding, changing everything.
"I can't tell which you hate more, men or women."
"Women are evil, men are stupid . . . it's the food chain of relationships."
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