My Rating: ♥♥♥♥
At a trendy Turkish tavern one Friday night, astrophysicist Gabriel Diaz meets a mysterious young woman. Captivated by her beauty as well as her views on good and evil, he spends the next several days with her. Soon, however, he begins to notice a strangeness in her–her skin’s abnormally high temperature, her obsession with milk products, her child-like and bizarre behavior as she seems to take pleasure in toying with his conscience.
The young woman, Kamilah, invites him to Rize, Turkey, where she claims her family owns a cottage in the woods. In spite of his heavy workload and the disturbing visions and nightmares about his sister’s baby that is due to be born soon, Gabriel agrees to go with her.
But nothing, not even the stunning splendor of the Black Sea, can disguise the horror of her nature. In a place where death dwells and illusion and reality seem as one, Gabriel must now come to terms with his own demons in order to save his sister’s unborn child, and ultimately, his own soul…
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I received a free copy of this book on the Bewitching "virtural" book tour for an honest review. This is one of those creepy undertone stories with no light of hope. As an optimist, I read this with wide eyes bypassing the dismal and seeking the happy ending that never came. I got and still have chills from this novel. This reminds me of one of the children fables where there’s always a moral. From this day forward, I will tell all young men: Never go home with a cute stranger at the bar. I guess that warning has been told for years; however guys rarely fear women. Perhaps after reading about Kamilah that forewarning will have merit. The setting, characters, and plot were all superb and very suiting. The theory of evil per discussed within the story can be argued and debated even outside of the story. The originality to this paranormal tale was a breath of fresh air. I look forward to reading more works from this author. I recommend this to adults who enjoy paranormal and horror.