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Posted March 1, 2013
Lust, religion, and vengeance are a turbulent combination in Dark Matter. Michael Perkins creates an interesting look at San Francisco’s sexual underground at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Robin, the daughter of a TV evangelist and incest survivor, is a complicated character who is trying to release her inner demons through various sexual practices and pagan rituals. Buddy Tate, a wild man with extreme desires, wants to be famous by any means necessary. When Robin and Buddy meet, their chemistry is explosive, volatile, and dangerous. Alternating between Robin and Buddy’s viewpoints, the author develops Robin’s desire to be rid of her father and Buddy’s need to kill him. Even though lust and sex permeate the story, Perkins includes additional elements of Christian beliefs, pagan rituals, and the hypocrisy of some who practice those faiths that really adds depth to the well-constructed plot.
Captivated by this dark, erotic world, its characters, and various plot twists, I was thoroughly engaged in this novel right up to the dramatic and violent conclusion.
I received an eBook copy from the publisher for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.