I had received the book in my Muse Monthly subscription box, and to be honest, what made me first pick this book up was it’s gorgeous cover! Seriously, look at it! It’s so pretty and pink! Psychological thrillers are not really a genre I enjoy. I tried reading Gone Girl and put it down halfway through, so really, I shouldn’t have enjoyed this book. And yet, this book was a brilliantly written, disturbing, creepy, and twisted work that I couldn’t put it down.
It follows Teo Avelar, a university student studying to be a pathologist, and takes care of his paraplegic mother. He’s a loner who doesn’t have many, if any friends, and hardly ever feels human emotions except around the school cadaver (he calls her Gertrude). One day he meets Clarice, this lively, unafraid, woman who speaks her mind, and he becomes obsessed. He begins stalking her, and after she rejects him, kidnaps her, and begin this twisted journey that will have you turning the pages.
I didn’t have much expectations with this book, seeing as it’s in a genre I don’t particularly like, however, so this book blew me away. Now I want to get Raphael Montes’s other books and read those as well!