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ELUDED by LYRA PARISH

                                           
                                           SYNOPSIS

Lives intersect only to be changed indefinitely…

Lauren
This isn’t your typical girl meets boy.
There isn’t a glass slipper or Prince Charming.
I’ve lived it and now it will be told.
Welcome to my personal hell…

Derrick
I once saved lives and now… I so easily end them.

Women are drawn to me like a moth to the flame, and like the moth not all of them continue on. Some are broken, others are damaged, and a few never make it out… but it’s their decision to live. Only they often don’t know that until it’s too late.

F*ck the rules, I create my own in a world where I have nothing left to lose. Living is a game, and I’m the reigning champion by being stronger and smarter than my prey.

This is your warning. If you radiate vulnerability… Well, you could be my next victim. Don’t try to hide. I’m not easily eluded.

Abbot
It started with me and now it will end with me.
Some people call me an uncontrollable killing monster. I f*cking laugh at the mention of the word.
Monsters have no control.
I’ve got plenty.
I don’t kill without reason. I don’t kill the innocent.
I hunt the ones that deserve it, the real monsters, the ones without regret or a soul.

                                        GOODREADS
                                      AMAZON · B&N

                                4 dark & twisty STARS!!

Wow!  It’s a fairly non descriptive word. But if used in the right context can pack a huge punch. This book left me feeling – WOW!  I love that feeling. That feeling that leaves me giddy inside. Can sometimes leave me breathless.  Eluded left me feeling. And I mean that as complimentary as possible!

This book contains adult material. Some of this material can be triggers so tread carefully.

This book was uniquely written to contain three POV’s. I must admit I was skeptical when the book first began, asking myself who is the hero.  Who saves Lauren from a most certain fate?  Is this a Stockholm Syndrome case?  Those questions get answered as do many other questions that came about as the story progressed.

It was dark and twisty. Very twisty. At times I felt as if they was no way I could forgive our Hero. (I know I’m being sketchy but I don’t want to include any spoilers.) And other times I thought he was incredibly sweet for taking on all that he had. There is a true method to his madness. He has reasons for needing to keep London safe. I found myself incredibly fond of this character. Even now, I’m not sure why. In a lot of ways he reminded me of Batman. A horrible tragedy shaped him. Molded him into this brave soul who kept all emotions away from himself. To save the day and get the girl. He describes himself as feeling nothing. Feeling no fear. When he finds himself intrigued by Lauren, I felt he was surprised with the emotions that flooded him. She wasn’t just another girl to him.

Lauren confused me in some ways. Her fiancee was a wealthy lawyer so I guess I understood it wasn’t necessary for her to work, but what exactly did she do all the time?  She felt caged. Backed into a corner. I felt a sense of not knowing where she belonged. Of not knowing who she really was. A lost soul with the need to find herself. Just when I’ve got her character pinned down in my head, the game changed. Lauren was impressively brave. A complex character who adapts to anything. Not willingly, but a believable manner that can save her life. I felt there were layers and layers that I peeled back by the time the story was over. Every layer just as intriguing as the last.

I won’t say much of the third character. He was a super character to read. He had a murderous mind. He was a rare in the sense that he needed to be so evil to paint or Hero as such – the Hero. There was a need for the darkness in order to see the light. 

This book was far paced for me. Constantly dragging me in. Trying to work out strategies in my head as the book posted like a movie in my mind. I couldn’t put it down. Jammed with action, mystery, hatred, fear, loss, and love. It’s raw and consuming. There were moments I smiled, moments of utter horror, and many other moments between!  When ALL the truth comes to light…just WOW! 

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