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I See You (English Edition) Kindle-editie
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Frantiska Oliver, is quite simply one of the most talented writers I've read in decades. Without telling all the gory, gut twisting details she has the ability to evoke tangled emotions, heartbreak, despair, and the rise of gritty determination and hope with the click of her keyboard. My only complaint about this book is I believe it needs a PTSD warning inside the cover before the story begins. There are triggers for survivors of incest and sexual abuse throughout the book, but especially in the first two and a half chapters. Unfortunately for those who suffer the everyday triggers and deal with PTSD episodes those first few chapters are needed to make this story so substantial.
I was asked to read and review 'I See You' by a friend of mine who is connected to the author. I had only seen the teasers and thought it would be about a woman who had suffered tragedy, betrayal or some other friction that can so easily destroy one's ability to trust in others. I also thought it would be about this character finding the strength to love again despite her tragic past. In a way that is true. The story is about a woman learning to trust herself and others and allowing love to enter her life after an abusive childhood, the tragic deaths of her parents, and the anger that stems from such devastation. But that is not all this story is about. To say I was more than a little surprised when I saw the cover is an understatement, and I was sorely ready to stop reading 'I See You' before the middle of the first chapter, but I continued only because of the strength of Ms. Oliver's ability to write. Had she been a less proficient story teller I would have tossed this book aside after the first page. By the end of the 2nd chapter I had already stepped away from the story more than a dozen times thinking I couldn't finish it, but Ms Oliver's talent for writing continued to draw me back time and time again. I was already invested in the characters, especially Cassie and Haven. I spoke to some friends, explained my difficulties with the subject matter, stepped away another half dozen times and then sat down determined to finish this story. I had to know Cassie was saved, the evil bastard hurting her was punished, and that Haven had found some peace of her own. When I tell you the writing is strong, I mean this story is woven with heart, anger, fear, love, understanding, and every emotion you can possibly associate to writing.
This is a difficult subject matter to read. The atrocities perpetrated against children in real life are not what I want to sit down and read about for pleasure. Having said that, this is one of those books that you are truly missing something extraordinary by not reading. Exquisite story telling. Strong, well rounded, if not slightly damaged characters. Pure Evil. Love. Understanding. Finding your way out of the murk and ashes of destroyed trust and learning to love again. You will find it all between the covers of 'I See You'.
'I See You' is a complete novel. However, it does leave you hanging for that complete, lovey dovey HEA. I don't want to spoil it for other readers, so I will stop there. But I will tell you I cannot wait for sequel to "I See You". Ms. Oliver has a new fan. I'm waiting on the edge of my seat to see what she has for us next.
There are a few tiny editing errors, but they aren't anything that will rip you away from the story and have you shaking your head. All in all the editing was nearly as good as the writing.
I was asked to read 'I See You' in exchange for an honest review.
I was given this book in return for an honest review.
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