Title: Violent Ends
Author: Jessica Hawkins
First published June 18, 2019
364 pages, Kindle Edition
I thought I had everything under control, but then my life changed forever. I fell in love, only to have my heart shattered by the man I trusted most.
His name is Cristiano de la Rosa, and he’s the devil in disguise. He wants me to be his queen, but his brother wants to save me from his clutches.
As the stakes get higher and higher, I realize that my life is on the line. I have to make Cristiano lose control, but as I get closer to him, I find myself falling deeper in love.
Truth and lies become blurred, and loyalty is tested. Our chemistry is explosive, but is it worth risking everything for?
This is a love story, but it’s also a story of survival. Will I be able to escape Cristiano’s grasp, or will I be trapped forever?
One thing is for sure – this is a story you won’t be able to put down.
Jessica Hawkins’ Violent Ends is a riveting work of contemporary fiction published on June 18, 2019 by Amazon Publishing. Known for her mastery of the romance genre, Hawkins ventures into new territory with this evocative and suspenseful page-turner that will hook readers from the very first chapter.
The book tells the story of Harper McFadden, a strong-willed, intelligent woman who has built a life for herself as a successful journalist. As she embarks on a new assignment, she discovers a startling connection to her past and is forced to confront the traumatic events that shaped her into the person she is today.
Along the way, she grapples with complicated relationships with her family, a burgeoning romance with an old flame, and a dangerous foe who is determined to prevent her from revealing the truth. Hawkins’ writing style is engaging and immersive, pulling the reader into the story and allowing them to experience the emotions and motivations of her characters firsthand.
Her descriptions of the setting are rich and vivid, creating a sense of place that is both intriguing and menacing. The book explores themes of trauma, family, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
It is a powerful commentary on the damaging effects of secrets and lies, and a reminder of the importance of speaking truth to power. While Violent Ends is not without its flaws, including occasional pacing issues and a few instances of dialogue that feel clunky, Hawkins’ strengths as a writer far outweigh any weaknesses.
Her characters are deeply nuanced and fully realized, with motivations that feel authentic and relatable. Her plot twists are expertly executed, keeping readers guessing until the very end.
Overall, Violent Ends is an excellent choice for readers who enjoy complex, character-driven thrillers. It will appeal to fans of authors like Gillian Flynn and Tana French, as well as anyone who appreciates a well-crafted story with heart and soul.
Highly recommended. 4.5/5.