22 Apr / Unique and entrancing
A long time ago a star-crossed pair of lovers were separated by the woman’s forced marriage to a monster. When her lover attempted to reconnect and save her from his cruel treatment, it resulted in tragedy. The man shot, their child drowned, and the woman finding blessed relief only by dying. Now, many generations later, the monstrous entity who tortured them so long ago has forced himself into the empty vessel of a businessman on the brink of suicide. While the main players, in a jumble of reincarnation, have so far been unaware of the roles in an earlier life, that’s all about to change. With a thirst for vengeance only whetted by his long-ago murderous tally, the monster is determined to re-enact the earlier love triangle so he can take his revenge again.
Tom Cogan is one of these players. He’s never questioned his marriage before to Julie – he’s been too busy counting his blessings – but with a lack of attention on both their parts eroding their steady commitment, he’s found himself on rockier ground. When he meets Annie, a local movie theater cashier, he finds himself experiencing flashbacks from centuries before that Annie also shares. With his happiness brutally rocked off course, can he work out what is happening in time to save himself, and save his marriage?
I found this a very entertaining book to read. It was a completely unique storyline and it held me enthralled throughout. Although I was slightly worried when I first started that it might overly veer into romance, I was refreshingly surprised to find a gripping supernatural tale of eternal love and revenge that never verged into the saccharine.
Linda Cassidy Lewis has a marvelous turn of phrase and her writing and the story were satisfying and entrancing. Weird and definitely worthwhile.