How can one man ruin every life he touches?
When sexy former racing driver and now international playboy, Matt, ends up in hospital, four people sit outside his room and wait to hear whether he will live or die.
Each one of them wants him dead.
This book takes you on an exciting roller coaster through each of their lives. A breathtaking story of lives entwined in desire, passion, lies, deceit and epic betrayals.
What makes one man so hated by everyone?
IMPORTANT. This book is intended for over 18's due to the graphic sexual nature of some chapters.
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About the Author
Viveca likes 'fine wine' (as in anything that is wine is fine by her), adores writing and traveling. She plays the cello, and loves to go sailing whenever she gets the chance. She has six adult children, and they are her biggest achievement in life.
A passionate believer in learning new things, Viveca is now learning to fly, and is currently studying for her private pilots license.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book over the course of about three days - but only because work got in the way. I don't think I've ever read a book quite like it. The book is four twisting plot lines coming together - Veronique, Ellen, Dean, and Nico. One loves the other, but the other loves someone else, and that someone else is struggling with someone else. Some of them have never met, some of them have known each other forever. All will be ripped apart. The tie that binds them in the end - Matt. An ultimate villain. At first, you want him, but by the end, you're trying to think of ways to murder him, too. Definitely an intense read. The subject matter isn't for the faint of heart, but things like that need to be written because things like that happen in the real world. It would make for an interesting movie - I kept imagine Danny Elfman music as the soundtrack. It's a fast paced book, so despite the intensity of it, it isn't a difficult read. I will definitely be looking forward to reading Matt's book!
OMG! OMG! OMG!! WHAT A GREAT BOOK!!! I just finished it. I had to leave a review!!! GIVE ME MORE OF THIS AMAZING WRITER!!! Just the best book I have ever read. It's gritty, real, DARK, very DARK. It's life. REAL life. Every page turns itself. I couldn't stop reading. My eyes burned into the pages and I put my whole life on hold, so I could finish it in one sitting. This is a unique book, I have never read anything like it. It's AMAZING, full of twisting plots, great characters, and as long as you hang in there, everything is answered, all your questions. I couldn't believe the ending. I do want more books by this writer. And it would make an amazing movie. WOW. AM still blown away!!!! MORE OF THE SAME PLEASE.
Simply amazing! This booked kept me up until three o'clock in the morning!!! I just couldn't put it down! It kept me interested from the first pages right until the end. Such great, captivating, intriguing story and characters! I agree with the review above in that the book deals with difficult subject matter and therefore it isn't for the faint-hearted. Things like this do happen in real life though and very well done to Viveca for being brave enough to write about them and for doing it so well! It's easily one of the best books I've ever read! I would thoroughly recommend it! The author mentions that there will be sequel coming soon! I can't wait to read it!
WOW, WOW. I was made a hostage to this book. Wow, what a crazy ride that was. I laughed, I cried and I loved Matt, then I HATED him. HATED him. WHAT A PSYCHO!! I have a (secret) crush on Nico, although I didn't like him at the beginning. I wanted to slap Ellen for being so god damn stupid. Why can't she see the obvious? Dean is sweet, sexy sweet. Veronique is the woman we all thought we would want to be, until you find out what she has been through. This is a book that makes you think as you go along, it draws you in. When you get past the first few chapters you get lost in there. The world disappears and they become real. I thought I knew what would happen, but I never did. I was continually surprised. I normally take weeks to read a book, but I honestly couldn't put it down. It went so fast. I actually didn't want to finish the book. When are the next books coming out? The author page says there are more books coming, when? How long do we have to wait? It's a book that grabs you. I read the other review here and I agree with them. What a great movie it would make. There is graphic sex, and boy, it grabs you by the throat and takes you right there. I had to read through my hands over my eyes, it was like watching a horror film. I didn't want to be there. The writer and the characters don't let you go until you reach the end. Such a great story. THE BEST. What an end. WOW. WOW. WOW.
This is a review of warnings regarding this book—some good and some bad. I was given this book to read for an honest review, and was kind of in the dark about its contents until I started reading. Know before reading this that I do not base my reviews solely on whether or not I like the subject matter of a book, and that I took many factors into account when rating this book. **WARNING** This review does contain some spoilers. I normally try to avoid spoilers, and I will try not to give too much away, but they seemed necessary in this case because of the controversial content of this book. If you are indeed “broadminded” (as recommended in the author warning) and think you can handle the book, stop reading this review now to avoid any spoilers. If you are on the fence about whether this book is your cup of tea, continue reading to ensure you are onboard with where this book will take you. **WARNING** The author warning stated “very graphic sexual nature” and “taboo subject matter.” After reading this book, I feel the warning is very delicate and vague in comparison to the text. It in no way prepared me for the very detailed incest, pedophilia (of an incestuous nature), gang rape, and infant homicide contained within these pages. There was, indeed, very graphic sex; and though there were some loving, passionate encounters, most of the sex was violent, abusive, indecent (in the not-fun way), and horrid. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Or those with weak stomachs. **NOTE** There is a CENSORED version of this book available on some platforms that states two of the “taboo” scenes were omitted. Reading that version might be more suitable for the less “broadminded” readers. However, it does cost over a dollar more. **WARNING** I must give the author props for creativity and planning. There are four different characters who are all out to murder Matt for his wicked ways, each for both their own reasons and shared reasons. It took a lot of organizing and plotting on the author’s part to bring these characters not only into each other’s lives, but also into Matt’s web. Cohesively and in a way that was somewhat feasible. And Matt… If ever Satan walked this Earth, it is in the form of Matt Mellor. I’m not sure I have ever read a more sickening, despicable character… And I read true crime from time to time. The author threw in the most vile, inhumane characteristics she could think of when creating this rat bastard, making it easy to understand why any one of his many victims would want him dead. It was so bad that I had a hard time deciding who deserved the satisfaction of killing him the most. And I was DYING for someone to kill him. In the beginning, you find out that someone has tried to kill him, but you don’t find out whether or not the attempt was actually successful until the end. All the in-between details the reasons why he deserves to die the most excruciating death two times over. Ms. Benoir was definitely successful in creating a most hated villain. **WARNING** The editing left much to be desired in this book: • Though the wording was good for the most part, there was a lot of repetition. • Also, the punctuation fairies were allowed to sprinkle way too many commas and way too few periods all over the manuscript. The run-on sentences and choppy flow of the misplaced commas took away from the reading. • There were jumps forward and back in time without any form of break to let you know it was happening. It made it very hard to keep track of where you were in the story and what the timeline of events was. • There were also jumps between POVs that were not indicated by any form of break. Chapters were designated to specific characters, but they did not strictly follow the thoughts of that character—just what was going on in their part of the story. It made my head spin at times, trying to figure out whose head I was in at any given moment. **WARNING** The book was full of naivety and stupidity that, I would hope, is an over-exaggeration in comparison to the general human race. If not, procreation may need to be regulated based on these factors in the future. **NOTE** My favorite part of the book was the author’s message at the end. Though the events in this book were disturbing, they do happen in real life. A victim is a victim and not at fault for the things that happen to them. Even the smartest of us aren’t above being duped at some point, especially by a master of manipulation such as Matt. I thought it was great that Ms. Benoir ended the book with words of support and encouragement for abuse victims everywhere. My intent with this review is not to discourage readers—it is to have them better informed about the “graphic” and “taboo” content. A writer’s book is a work of art and a part of him/her, and there is always someone out there who is going to be a fan. Though I did not enjoy the darker, disturbing aspects of this story, it does not mean that others will not as well. This book broaches ugly truths that some readers may find offensive. That is the reason for the warnings contained in my review.