Darkness has a seductive power, a delicious energy that sinks its claws in deep. Once the devil has a hold of you, true malevolence is born.
Sheriff Brady James has sworn to protect the small town of Durham Heights, his current priority to ruthlessly hunt a sadistic killer on the loose. With lives at stake, his focus is split between two beautiful women - one dark, one light. The clock is ticking, the threat palpable; crawling closer at every turn. Once death has you in its sights, there is no escape.
Pain. Suffering. Lives shattered and broken. In the fight of good against evil, who will survive?
This is the first book in the Darkness series, a wishing evil upon others novel that can be read as a standalone.
**Due to mature content and violent situations, this book is recommended for readers 18 years and up.**
✯✯4 Dark Twisted Stars!!✯✯
Cassia Brightmore definitely gave us a debut book that you will not forget that easy!! There are 2 types of books I don't read too often. Dark and third person POV. Even though this book is considered dark, for me it could of been a lot darker. It took me a little while to get used to the third person POV but I was OK with it after I got use to it.
Gwyn Woods is on the run from her abusive relationship. She gets in her car and drives for hours and hours until she lands in Durham Heights. She ends up at a diner and the owner Joan can see Gwyn is afraid and in need of some help. She offers Gwyn a job and the furnished apartment above the diner. Gwyn accepts it.
Sheriff Brady James has been Sheriff in Durham Heights for a few years. He left New York City and has been enjoying the laid back country. That is until an 18yr old girl was kidnapped and murdered. Being in a small town doesn't help because he must send everything to the larger town over. So, everything takes longer to get back. He swears to find this sadistic killer!!
The minute Brady James sees Gwyn he's instantly attracted to her. He has to take her out and won't take no for an answer. This man is some serious man candy. I mean every female wants this guy. He had a fling with the Durham Heights Princess Mila. She was the only one I hated in this book other then the evil Malevolent! Mila decided she wanted Brady back and he wanted to be far away from her!
Brady & Gwyn fall quick for each other. For me it was too quickly! I mean Gwyn was running from a man and was looking over her shoulder every 2-4 minutes. Didn't trust easily. Next thing her & Brady are all "I Love You".It just made no sense to me.
Anyway, it's not all rainbows and butterflies because another girl gets taken. Sheriff Brady and his partner & right hand man Sam and everyone else in the department must find out who's behind the killings. And, what are they missing? How many will end up dead before they figure it out?
I don't wanna give away too much. This book was fast paced and full of questions. I never knew what to expect. Malevolent is was dark, evil crazy SOB!!! My jaw literally dropped when I found out who was all behind it. I was glad the lawn was being mowed when I read the last chapter and epilogue because I said some stuff that had a few 4 letter words in the sentence. I am definitely looking forward to the next book!!
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