“Ridiculously entertaining…. Jaff’s woozy supernatural saga is effectively scary and great fun to read.”— New York Times Book Review
This electrifying debut—Book I of the Night Song Trilogy—spins dark suspense and literary fantasy into a mesmerizing story of seduction and survival.
Katherine Emerson was born to fulfill a dark prophecy centuries in the making, but she doesn't know it yet. However, one man does: a killer stalking the women of New York City. People think he's the next Son of Sam, but we know how he thinks and how he feels . . . and discover that he is driven by darker, much more dangerous desires than we can bear to imagine. He takes more than just his victims' lives, and each death brings him closer to the one woman he must possess at any cost.
Amid the escalating hysteria, Katherine is trying to unknot her tangled heart. Two different men have entered her previously uneventful world and turned it upside down. She finds herself involved in a complicated triangle . . . but how well does she really know either of them?
As the body count rises, Katherine is haunted by harrowing visions that force her to question her sanity. With this unforgettable novel—one that combines the literary and the supernatural, fantasy and horror, the past and the present—Katherine's moment of awakening is here. And her story is only just beginning.
About the Author
A native of South Africa, Sophie Jaff is an alumna of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and a fellow of the Dramatists Guild of America. Her work has been performed at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, the Duplex, the Gershwin, and Goodspeed Musicals. She lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Suspenseful book that keeps you constantly guessing who the killer is. Recommended and looking forward to the next in the trilogy.
So engaging, I couldn't put it down!
Love is Red surprised me in a lot of ways. First, the prose is top notch. And the way that author Sophie Jaff plays with POV by not only placing us in the shoes of the killer, but utilizing the 2nd person to have us viscerally identify ourselves with this unknown evil, is incredibly interesting and engaging. I'm a big fan of Stephen King, and there was a definite similar vibe that I found very rewarding as a reader. While romance is a main facet of the story, ultimately it's the horror that takes center stage -- both the known and unknown, intermingling, toying with our minds and expectations. Jaff does an excellent job showing us the sensitivity and vulnerability of people, and how those vulnerabilities can be preyed upon by things that lurk in the dark -- and most terrifyingly, those "things" wear the face and charm of everything we're looking for to validate ourselves. There are also some interesting historical elements to the story that, while not fully resolved in the course of this first book, seem like they'll play an important role in the next two books. I love the sense of unearthing things that are better left buried, and you get that in spades. But even more, it seems like there's a greater cosmic importance to it all and I'm excited to find out what it all means. If you like a dash of romance and eroticism with your suspense and horror, this book is definitely for you.