My Book Review
Carnal Knowledge by Rachael Tamayo
Book 2: A Deadly Sins Novel Series
Publisher: Tangled Tree Publishing
Publication Date: July 11, 2020
Format: Paperback - 301 pages
Kindle - 1894 KB / 229 pages
Nook - 549 KB
ISBN: 978-1922359124ASIN: B083LHPG9B
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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Buy The Series: A Deadly Sins Novel Series (Standalone Books)
Book 1: Break My Bones
Book 2: Carnal Knowledge
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.
What do you do when you know you’re on a serial killer’s hit list?
Six women are dead, and Wren Addison is the next victim on the SMS Killer’s list—or so she’s been told after waking in a pool of blood with no memory of the events that have transpired.
Newly separated and struggling to start her life over after her husband’s infidelity, Wren tries to remember what happened to her, but nothing is adding up as more horrors unfold around her. With her life on a timer and the murderer taunting her, she realizes there is nothing typical about this serial killer.
Wren is pushed to the edge as she dances between knowing she’s likely to die and fighting to be the first to survive. As the truth starts to emerge, she rises to the challenge and decides not to go down without a fight.
Someone is going to die, and she’s determined it won’t be her.
My Book Review:
In Carnal Knowledge, the second book in the A Deadly Sins Novel Series, author Rachael Tamayo weaves a riveting psychological thriller that easily draws the reader in as they follow Wren Addison, as she fights to stay alive after being targeted to be victim number seven by a serial killer that the police have tagged the SMS Killer.
The story centers around twenty-six year old legal assistant Wren Addison, who is trying to move on with her life after separating from her adulterous husband, ex-cop now police academy instructor Ricky Addison.
Wren goes to a club with co-worker Lily, but something is put into her drink, and Wren wakes up the next morning in a pool of blood on her bed. She's been sexually assaulted, but has no recollection of what happened, and because she feels too humiliated and embarrassed, she chooses not to report the assault.
Fast forward two weeks later, Wren goes to a house party with Lily and sees Ricky there, she gets upset and goes home. Once again she wakes up the next morning to find that she's been sexually assaulted, and this time she hadn't been drunk, and still decides not to report the assault. But when she gets into a car accident later that morning, the ER doctors find the bite mark on her left breast and ask if she has been assaulted, and she admits it and shows them a tiny bruise in the crook of her arm from a needle mark. The ER doctors call the police and Ricky, who insists on protecting her, especially after she receives a text message from a number that she doesn't know, with a naked picture of herself in bed out cold and with the bite mark. Ricky explains that Wren's life is in danger, that a serial killer that the police have dubbed the SMS Killer has killed six women in two years, that he toys with them before he kills them, and that she has been targeted as his seventh victim. Wren has to decide if she's going to let the serial killer claim her as his next victim, or if she's going to fight for her life!
Carnal Knowledge is a captivating and gritty tale, rich in detail, vivid descriptions, with enough intriguing and suspenseful twists and turns that leaves the reader with no other option than to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next.
Author Rachael Tamayo transports the reader into this fast-paced white-knuckle storyline with her creative interweaving of a psychological cat-n-mouse game between Wren and the serial killer, as she fights to stay alive while the SMS Killer toys with her as he targets her as his seventh victim. The level of suspense keeps the reader riveted and so engrossed, while leaving them holding their breath until the surprise ending. It just doesn't get any better than this!
Carnal Knowledge is a scary good psychological thriller that provides the reader with one heck of an adrenaline rush. It is a must-read for the true diehard psychological thriller junkie!
Carnal Knowledge is the second book in the A Deadly Sins Novel Series, but it is a stand alone read.
RATING: 5 STARS
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