by Krys Fenner
(Dark Road Series, #1)
Publication date: September 29th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Bella Kynaston has been the victim of a brutal rape, by someone she can only describe as ‘the scar-faced man.’ With little recollection of what happened, she must somehow rebuild her life. Being the person she once was proves more difficult than she imagined.
To complicate matters, Bella has just met Jeremiah Detrone, the new guy in school. He’s attractive, funny, and smart. All things she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. Too bad she’s conflicted over so many unexpected emotions. Without realizing it, she falls down a rabbit hole and begins walking a dangerous line between addiction and self-preservation.
As Bella works together with the police to bring her attackers to justice, will she be able to see it through to the end? And even if she does, will it only bring her more pain and misery? Or will she find an anchor in Jeremiah and figure out how to move forward?
I liked that the book started out with a warning about the content. I like books that are up front with you about their book and that if you are a survivor of rape or sexual abuse that it could cause triggers for you.
The book started out slow and was hard to follow in some places. I felt like some of the characters needed to be developed more in the book. It was hard for me to take the time to read the book when I was not interested, but I wanted to know what happens because the description had me wondering. Bella’s reactions to how she was feeling after the attack I felt was described very well along with Jeremiah’s wanting to help her, but didn’t feel like he was doing a good enough job doing so.
The ending of the book was a big cliffhanger and now I want to read the second book, but I hope it does not start off like this one where I couldn’t get into it. At the end of the book it does give you a chance to read part of the second book, but I stopped because well honestly it was bed time.
OH, I must not forget… did you see the cover of the book!!! LOVE IT!
Thank you for reading my review!