Beloved: A Sensual Noir Thriller

Beloved: A Sensual Noir Thriller - Laine Cunningham First off, this is not a normal read for me. I’m expanding my experiences, though, and I’ve heard good things about this author.

I have to admit, I found the first part of the book extremely difficult to read. Like, I had to take a week off to get over it, and even then, I had to skim over most of the sections involving Cole. He’s the serial rapist, and to be honest, the anger and brokenness of this character was a little too much for me to handle.

Once past that, I found Priya’s character to be strong, beautiful, and compelling, and her relationship with Randal is kind of epic.

There was also a beauty to the way Lawrence, the serial killer, was portrayed. Despite his heinous crimes, something about the way they were described almost drew you into his delusions.

I think the author struck the perfect balance of beauty and evil, and the way Hinduism weaves throughout the story brings a touch of magic that is easy enough to follow along with, even for someone as uneducated in the religion as I am.

There is a lot of sexual content, some good and some repulsive, so if that’s not your thing, I recommend you stay clear, but if you can handle all that, then I think it’s worth the read.

I received a free copy of this book for review.