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The Godfather of Kathmandu (Sonchai Jitpleecheep, #4)
Ape House
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Operation Napoleon
Walking Dead
The Sentimentalists
The Heretic Queen
The Midnight House
Cross Fire
Peony in Love
Finding Nouf: A Novel
City of Veils: A Novel
First Daughter
A Place of Hiding
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Deviance", by J.F. Penn

Book 3, in the London Psychic trilogy

Tattoo is the theme explored in “Deviance” and with extensive research on the history of body modification Ms. Penn has created another very captivating episode for us to enjoy.

Jami Brooke and Blake Daniel are the two protagonists at the heart of this latest saga.

This is a great story that wraps up this wonderful trilogy. The author colourfully weaves suspense with supernatural/ paranormal and dives into the darkness of humanity. In the shady area of town, Jami and Blake meet sex trade workers, homeless people and folks with little to live for and are drawn into a series of brutal murders and disappearance. All the victims have one thing in common: they have elaborate tattoos and the skin of the murder victims has been carefully removed.

Yes, indeed a gruesome topic but also a fascinating look into life, death and sex. No explicit description and not as dark as the previous installment although some may be uncomfortable reading some parts, I simply loved every moment. This fast-paced action thriller is not only well-written and well researched it is filled with intrigue and peppered with spectacular twists and turns. The author is a master in blending unusual historical fact into a modern setting and has an exceptional talent for capturing the essence of good and evil and melting everything together to give us a very entertaining thriller to savour. The characterization is mesmerizing from the main players to the evil politician from street people to the officials all of them have the proper tone to act out their roles to a tee. First rate writing: bold, beautiful and horrific all together in living colours…..( I’m pushing :)).

I received this book from MS Penn in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This is the Way I see it.

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