by Tarryn Fisher
Lorraine—“Rainy”—lives at the top of Tiger Mountain. Remote, moody, cloistered in pine trees and fog, it’s a sanctuary, a new life. She can hide from the disturbing past she wants to forget.
If she’s allowed to.
When Rainy reluctantly agrees to a girls’ weekend in Vegas, she’s prepared for an exhausting parade of shots and slot machines. But after a wild night, her friend Braithe doesn’t come back to the hotel room.
And then Rainy gets the text message, sent from Braithe’s phone: someone has her. But Rainy is who they really want, and Rainy knows why.
What follows is a twisted, shocking journey on the knife-edge of life and death. If she wants to save Braithe—and herself—the only way is to step back into the past.
Has a book ever drawn you in so completely that you take on the characteristics of the MC? No? Just me?
Well, Rainy doesn’t trust anyone very easily… and towards the middle of this book I was so paranoid that I trusted noone and nothing. I suspected everyone was behind the present terror she was feeling or was a part of the past terror she had already experienced. All consuming this book had me up until almost 2 am last night because once I started it I could not put it down. Every noise in the house made me jumo while reading this, and I was hooked.
I did not even mind the flashbacks, which sometimes can hinder the story more than add to. I actually loved getting the little tidbits in between the present story. Rainy is a character that you can love/hate. On one hand I was like just try harder to be nice and you are the one pushing everyone else away. Than there would be a flashback and I was like oh… well .. now I see why you are acting this way. Even towards the end I was questioning every decision she made. She did not even want to go to Vegas and now she is outting herself in danger and making dumb decisions.
This book kept me guessing right up until the end. I had no idea who was doing what and what was going to happen. I was nervous. I was terrified. I was excited. This book brought all sorts of feelings to the surface. Can we talk about the ending? Well not really …. but just wait … what an ending!
This was my first book by Tarryn Fisher, but I am officially a fan!
About The Author
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa
Influences Scarlett O’ Hara & Lisbeth Salander …more
I would like to write a novel that every, single person loves, but not even J.K. Rowling could do that. Instead, I try to write stories that pull on people’s emotions. I believe that sadness is the most powerful emotion, and swirled with regret the two become a dominating force. I love villains. Three of my favorites are Mother Gothel, Gaston and the Evil Queen who all suffered from a pretty wicked case of vanity (like me). I like to make these personality types the center of my stories.
I love rain, Coke, Starbucks and sarcasm. I hate bad adjectives and the word “smolder”. If you read my book-I love you. If you hate my book-I still love you, but please don’t be mean to me; I’m half badass, half cry baby.