Title: Two Graves (Retribution Series #1)
Author: Zoe Kalo
Genre: Dark Psychological Suspense
Audience: New Adult/Adult
Word count: 18,000 words – 70 pages (short novella)
Launch date: October 1st 2016
Purchase on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Two-Graves-Novella-Zoe-Kalo-ebook/dp/B01LDIXCR0
About the Book
A Dante-ish descent through a sinister world of decadent shadows and woeful souls…
Seven years ago, he shattered her life. The town eventually forgot the headlines and the nightmares. But 23-year old music student Angelica hasn’t forgotten.
For the past seven years, she’s contemplated payback with as much intensity and unwavering faith as she puts into her violin playing. Finally, all the pieces are in place. Over the course of one night, disguised for a masquerade ball, Angelica orchestrates a journey of revenge.
About the Author
A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery…
A daughter of adventurous expats, she’s had the good fortune of living on 3 continents, learning 4 languages, and experiencing a multicultural life. Currently, she’s working on a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, which she balances between writing, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir. She is the author of the YA fantasy series CULT OF THE CAT.
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This book is different, to say the least. To say the best, it is page turning. Written in two separate time frames, present and 7 years previous, it tells the reader the story of a young woman, who has suffered tremendous loss and is out for revenge. She lives with her mother and her son, Shaun. I got the feeling that she really didn't get along that well with her mother and that sets up part of the story.
Angelica suffered a traumatic event and we really don't find out what it is until the ending. The tale takes place in the present in one evening, an audition for Angelica as she is a violinist. In the past we learn about the reason for the revenge she seeks. To tell you how she accomplishes this revenge would be to give away too much. Suffice it to say that this is one of those stories, even though it is only 70 pages that definitely has the reader thinking if Angelica can and will go through what she started out to do and get the retribution she seeks.
I enjoyed this story a lot and highly recommend this author.
I received a copy of this book for review purposes and I did this review voluntarily.