Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sleep With the Lights On (A Brown and De Luca Novel)

Sleep With the Lights On (A Brown and De Luca Novel)

Sleep With the Lights On (A Brown and De Luca Novel)
Price: $5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A heart stopping, nail-biting, edge-of-your seat book, February 4, 2014

Book Description

October 1, 2013
Through the eyes of a killer… 
Rachel de Luca has found incredible success writing self-help books. But her own blindness and the fact that her troubled brother has gone missing have convinced her that positive thinking is nothing but bull.
Her cynicism wavers when a cornea transplant restores her sight. The new eyes seem to give her new life, until they prove too good to be true and she starts seeing terrifying visions of brutal murders—crimes she soon learns are all too real.
Detective Mason Brown's own brother recently died, leaving behind a horrific secret. In atonement, Mason donated his brother's organs, though he's kept the fact quiet. Now he wants to help Rachel find her brother, but when he discovers the shocking connection between her visions and his own brother, he suddenly has to do everything in his power to save her from a predator who is somehow still hunting from beyond the grave.

This was a heart stopping, nail-biting, edge-of-your seat book and I am very glad to have found and read it!

It consists of a mix of genres –horror, speculative fiction, suspense and lastly –romance.  However, romance takes a full back seat to the other aspects of this novel.

What would you do if the cornea transplant you thought would never work suddenly did?  But with these cornea’s comes a little ‘gift’ shall we say.  This gift is not a happy shiny gift; oh my no it is not.  It is a full on horror story for our protagonist   Rachel. Rachel is an acerbic, witty, somewhat @itchy protagonist that just somehow writes what some call “airy-fairy” self-help books.  Rachel does NOT practice what she preaches.  One day while still blind, she is hit by a police detective Mason who is running to find out what is wrong with hi brother.  Let us just say that Mason’s brother dies and Mason helps his family to donate organ IF the cornea’s can go to the person he hit with his car.
  This is where the fun of this book really begins!  Can you suspend your disbelief enough to imagine that the DNA from a donated organ can somehow manifest itself in the recipients’ body; somehow change that recipient into what kind of person the donor was?  Because if you can then this is going to be one thrilling ride for you, like it was for me.

The story was engaging to the point that I just had to buy a copy of this book and send it to my sister.  The characters a full and well written. While you ARE asked to suspend disbelief quite often; the author’s style and voice makes it easy for you to do so without sacrificing any of the pleasure of the novel.  The plot is well written, fast paced with no huge info dumps or filler and the mystery aspect really keeps you guessing.

I hate to sound trite or clich├ęd but if I could, I would have given this book more stars than just 5 of them!

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