Alace Sweets by MariaLisa deMora
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"I'm not a monster slayer. I'm not a nice person."
Being a fan of MariaLisa's work, I've learned to expect the unexpected. But an expectation that she always lives up to is writing a good story, regardless of what subject matter she decides to tackle. She does not shy away from damaged characters or dark situations. I admit to being very intrigued when I read the synopsis for Alace Sweets.
Don't judge me for bonding with a vigilante serial killer, she's more than what she does. Being inside her head as she remembers the painful event that destroyed her teenage dreams had me so riled I was ready to join her. The evil she suffered through left her damaged and her attackers were never punished. She's basically decided that her life is over and her purpose is to help those that can still be saved. I was mentally giving her a high-five as she was tracking down the
'real serial killers' and doing what the law had failed to accomplish, making them pay for their crimes.
I got caught up in the details, excited by the technology and the planning involved in successfully tracking her target. I was nervous and paranoid on her behalf as I witnessed the events through her eyes as they evolved, immersed in the danger and fearful of the outcome. Would this story have a happy ending? That was another outcome I was fearful about when the synopsis promised an explosive ending, not an HEA. Not knowing kept me on the edge of my seat.
What? You think I'm actually going to tell you? Nope, you need to take a trip to the dark side and find out for yourself. No telling where the author will take us next, but wherever that is, I'm ready. The line forms here...