Maybe this family deserve what they get.
Someone is killing off members of the Everett family and the only family member talking to the cops is Sofia Everett. Shunned by her father and battling a mysterious illness, Sofia's childhood dreams may be the key to stopping the killer. Nothing could prepare her for what she will uncover about the people she has known all her life and once she knows the truth she will never look at herself the same way again.
When his newest case brings Detective Ryan Xander right to the doorstep of the woman he's been watching from afar it doesn't take long for him to fall for her. But between Sofia's illness, a killer hellbent on destroying every last member of the Everett family, and his own insecurities, this fledgling relationship may be over before it even begins.
** Warning: Graphic violence and themes of sexual assault/abuse **
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Sofia Everette may be physically week, as she’s bound to a wheelchair because of an unknown illness, but she’s mentally strong and capable. This causes her domineering father to disown her. After a woman’s body is found on the families estate and someone starts picking off members of the Everette family, Sofia must dig deep to figure out the killer’s motive before more die. This is a dark one, indeed. And the list of suspects is large, as most of them could be from the Everette family itself. A tribe of entitled sycophants, not one of them is worthy of the title, human. They’re all capable of murder and have motives. Talk about a perverted, dysfunctional family. Sofia is intriguing. She’s not physically strong, but she has a sharp intellect and a fierce determination to be independent. But will that be enough to save her as the killer gets closer? Used to seeing the darkest sides that humanity has to offer, seasoned Detective Xavier Montague is tested as he races to catch the killer while the bodies pile up. Brace yourselves for impact as the author deftly drops you down the rabbit hole, has you stumbling in the dark, and finally releases you back into the light with a thrilling finale.
And to think, all this time I thought my family could be the poster children for the word dysfunctional. You will not believe what goes on behind closed doors in the prominent Everette family. Tyrannical control, brutal coldness, a lack of respect for love, humanity and anything that doesn’t directly benefit the family, from the patriarch on down, almost everyone has a secret, some more deadly and perverted than others, but none as diabolical as the ones belonging to the murderer working overtime to assure that the poisonous blood of the Everettes washes down the drain from the Medical Examiner’s table. Someone is picking off the Everettes one by one and the police have no idea who it is. What they do uncover are decades of rape, murders for fun and a family too afraid to speak out if the patriarch says no. In a twisted game of musical genes, grab a score card and try to keep up as this family stops just short of making everyone their own grandpa. Only the beautiful and frail Sofia has a heart instead of a stone in her chest, but she is sickly, and believes she is dying. It is that willingness to believe the best in people that sparked more than a professional interest from the detective assigned to investigating the untimely deaths of her family. Ryan finds Sofia amazing, but his own past makes him terrified to take a chance on love with this wonderful woman. Then again, if he can’t keep her alive, it won’t matter. Two by Jane Blythe is a complicated and thrilling ride giving the Grim Reaper overtime in collecting the dark family souls. As the tally goes up and the remaining family member numbers go down, the prime suspect changes as each bread crumb is dropped. Jane Blythe has nailed this one as one family, who seems to be afraid of their patriarch silently seethes with contempt against every other member and some of them even have extremely disturbing appetites usually only heard about on the late news. Prepare to not like most of the characters because they seem to have little value as human beings. Be surprised at the twists and turns and dark secrets revealed as those skeletons in the closet are uncovered by an unlikely source. I only wish I could have known Sofia as a healthy and vibrant woman! Fabulous reading, lots of twists and slimy characters who just may have deserved the end they received. I received this copy from Jane Blythe in exchange for my honest review.