About the Author: Bonnie R. Paulson.
There are people who know a lot about a little, we’ll call them experts. Then there are people, like Bonnie, who don’t specialize, but rather gather information like pebbles in their pickets and drop them like Hansel & Gretel in the stories they write. The question is, do you want to follow them back? Certified as a Radiologic Technologist, Bonnie prefers a touch of medical in her story-lines. Don’t be surprised if romance somehow runs through a hospital or comes in contact with a paramedic. It’s just how she rolls. And you know there’s nothing more romantic than an 18 gauge needle poking your vein! She and her Hubs delight in dirt biking, snowboarding, fishing, cooking, eating, spending time together and more with their adorable children.
Blurb: I killed my first victim at thirteen years old – my age, not his. He was going to rape me, him and a couple of his friends. And so, I killed him. And then… I killed again. And again. At seventeen, I’m killing four to six times a year – maybe more. Don’t stress out. I only go after the pedophiles and rapists. There are more out there than I could cover in a lifetime. Saying I did this on my own would be selfish. Enforcing justice holds a glory all its own. But now, my lifelong friend and backup, Deegan, has been arrested. I have to decide if I want to give myself up and take his place or leave him with all the damning evidence. I don’t want to stop killing. But if I let him take the fall, I can’t kill anymore. And I need to keep doing that. But the worst part of it all? I love him.
Well the synopsis was enough to grab my attention “I killed my first victim at thirteen years old – ” Whaaaat??? I was lucky enough to receive an ARC for the blog tour and seriously, what a ride this story was. It’s sad – scary – and at some times very much real. Because there are so many separate stories of abuse that I’m sure can and will hit home for a lot of readers. Cassie is in a bad situation when something happens….. it strikes something inside her – quenching a thirst she never knew she had, one that leaves her with a need to replenish.
Deegan is there – always. Physically and mentally for her. He is her friend, savior and first love… but they have a secret between then that causes him to keep his distance, leaving her feeling lonely and needy. Those needs spill out into her new fascination with murder. Cassie puts herself in some pretty terrifying situations that left my mouth gaping open more than once throughout the book and dying to find out what would happen next. Think a teenage girl/Dexter Morgan. She’s out, expelling the garbage of society to replenish her desires to kill. All the while Deegan showing up at just the right time…. but this relationship can’t keep going. Too many people are missing or found dead and Deegan is afraid that it will all come back to burn them in the end.
He continues to keep his distance – leaving Cassie even more desperate to keep him close, the only way she knows how? Keep searching for more and more perverts, pedophiles and rapists to kill…
This is a YAish book with a serious dark tale that will leave you wondering how safe are your children? There are lessons to be learned in this book, even if it is fiction – these could be REAL tales of abuse in anyone’s life…
“Deegan pushed once, twice, and rolled the body in. The current’s fast fingers claimed Bobby and in less than two seconds he’d slipped beneath the rippling surface. About ten yards down, he bobbed up and then disappeared again. Oh, look, Bobby was bobbing. I chuckled.”
“Thou shalt not lie. Oh, man. Commandments dropped like flies when i was around.”
“But when I did see him he’d give me a smile like he’d been saving it just for me. Like we shard a secret more intimate than the death of a bully, more like a lovers’ tryst or something. I liked the idea of an affair. It seemed so much more romantic then what it really was.”
“Womb to tomb. Something she said to remind me that worrying for a mom never stops. Worry from the moment the baby gets in the womb until the child is in the tomb at an old age. Yeah, my mom made jokes about creepy stuff like that.”
“I’d just rejected kissing who just had to be the love of my life. “I’m sorry. I just…” How did I explain that my first kiss shouldn’t be while discussing murder or the semantics surrounding it?”
“Dad was always saying that if your feelings or thoughts stemmed from good intentions, than you need to do them, because you never know when they come from a Higher Power. While I didn’t believe a Higher Being was telling me to kill, my intentions were good and that had to count for something.”
“Because, we’d let it slip. I don’t know how or when. I’m not even sure who would discover it, but this thing we have, this… mission we’ve taken on is something that would tear us apart. I’d rather want you and know you’re okay and not be with you than to have my selfish needs met, be with you, and worry every second that you’re about to be arrested. I can’t have you get caught because of me.”
“I’d learn to love the kills. I could learn to not love Deegan. Right?”
“I raised my eyebrow. Could I go without Deegan to kill again? Or could I go without killing to have Deegan again? Did I need one more than the other? Nah. I needed both. And I’d be damned if I didn’t get what I wanted. I’d have my Deegan and killings, too.”
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