Evil should never be necessary. Except when it is.
"And now in breaking news, Caitlin Lockyer has been found. In the early hours of this morning, a man discovered her body dumped on a south-west beach. A police spokesperson would not confirm whether the girl known as the Absent Angel is alive or dead..." Caitlin wakes in hospital, her damaged body telling a brutal story of torture, kidnap and rape that she will never forget. Her only lifeline is Nathan, the mysterious man who saved her life and promised to protect her. But Nathan is a broken man, hounded by his own demons and secrets he can't bear to tell. Burning for retribution, Caitlin will stop at nothing to get her life back. Can she trust Nathan to help her - or will his past destroy them both?
A tiny taste of what's in store:
Don't get into cars with strangers. So stupid to think I was strong enough to resist. But I never dreamed it would happen to me. I tried to back away, but the b**** behind me didn't let me. She hit my diaphragm with the heel of her hand, forcing my breath out in a huff. Unable to breathe, the street stood still in my mind as I stared around, desperately hoping for someone to see - someone who'd help me. Did eyes meet mine? Did I imagine understanding? If it was, it came too late. The burning flare that was my need to breathe exploded and she shoved me into the car. I fell on flesh encased in fabric as I gasped for breath, a flailing fish in the pervert's lap as I lay across the back seat. I dimly heard the doors and windows shut. The motor hummed as the car accelerated away - before I had enough air to scream.
This is the second book in Demelza Carlton's Nightmares Trilogy, as dark, disturbing and downright scary as the first, Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer.
Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (#1)
Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller (#2)
Afterlife of Alanna Miller (#3)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After reading the first book of the series, this one helps answer some of the lingering questions. The first one had many loopholes and the reader was left filling in many of the blanks.
That being said, I have to admit, I enjoyed the first one better. As much as I do like Caitlin, I don’t connect with her like I do with Nathan. This sequel is basically the same story as the first one, but with Caitlin’s perspective. She had horrifying things happen to her, but she is definitely a survivor. But again, I just had a hard time getting attached to her.
Perhaps, I enjoyed the first one more because it was from Nathan’s perspective. Or perhaps, there was more suspense in the first one (the readers weren’t sure how the book was going to end)- in the second one, we basically know what is going to happen (the general plot of the story). However, we do find out some surprises in this one that were not revealed in the first book.
I’m not completely sure why I chose this book to read. It is outside my normal genres, and it is the second book of a series. Nonetheless, I bought it and read it. Read on to find out my thoughts!
Synopsis (from the author): Evil should never be necessary. Except when it is.
"And now in breaking news, Caitlin Lockyer has been found. In the early hours of this morning, a man discovered her body dumped on a south-west beach. A police spokesperson would not confirm whether the girl known as the Absent Angel is alive or dead..." Caitlin wakes in hospital, her damaged body telling a brutal story of torture, kidnap and rape that she will never forget. Her only lifeline is Nathan, the mysterious man who saved her life and promised to protect her. But Nathan is a broken man, hounded by his own demons and secrets he can't bear to tell. Burning for retribution, Caitlin will stop at nothing to get her life back. Can she trust Nathan to help her - or...
For those of you who've read the Nightmares of Caitlyn Lockyer--the first in Ms. Carlton's "Nightmares" trilogy--you've only come to know one side of this fantastically thrilling drama.
Through Nathan, you come to learn a bit about the complex man that he is, albeit, one with a shady looking past. Needless to say, the first book leaves you hanging for more and to my delight, I was graced with "Necessary Evil".
NE gives the reader the insight on Caitlyn's character. Carlton definitely shows us that the woman isn't a wilted flower or some push-over. In the second instalment to the "Nightmares" series, we discover not only Caitlyn's point of view of things while she was in the hospital but also that she's quite the spunky individual. If you're looking for a weak character, you're not going to find one here.
Throughout NE, Carlton succeeds at giving us missing pieces of a puzzle without giving the entire outcome away. You'll love...
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