Thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy of the book.
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
“She felt no remorse for drawing blood. In the context of their relationship, it had its place.”
For Max and Laurel, nothing is off limits when they meet in room 553. Their illicit affair is exhilarating, passionate–and dangerous.
Driven as much by compulsion as pleasure, Max can’t stop. His mistress is Jesus on the streets, and Satan in the sack. But when things take a sharp and sudden turn for the worse, he finds himself ensnared in a trap of his own making.
Under heavy scrutiny by the police and the media, Max is hailed as a cold and evasive womanizer. He made mistakes, to be sure. But does that make him a killer?
Unnerving and addictive, Room 553 is a vivid and sensual psychological thriller that weaves a story of cruelty, reckless desire, and blind, bloody justice.
I’ve officially decided that Britney’s books are exactly what I need to satiate my twisted mindf*uck/psychological thriller needs. She’s so non-mainstream, and it’s perfect. It’s hard to explain to some people why this type of read is so delightful, but it is. It’s exactly the type of crazy that I love to read from the safety of my own home.
I don’t even want to touch on the plot of this book, because I don’t want to give a single detail or twist away. The synopsis is filled with as much info as you need to dive into the story. Anything more would take away from the reading experience.
But there are a couple things I want to mention. First, the narration alternates between Max and Laurel, one telling their story from the present, and one from the past. It builds the suspense in such an enticing way, I can’t even. And second, the unraveling of this story and the characters and their roles felt like peeling away the layers of an onion. Every new page revealed more details and twists and I loved it. LOVED it.
I honestly don’t want to say anything else. I blew through this book in a matter of hours, and it was one of the best reading experiences I’ve had in a while. It’s the type of psychological thrill ride I love for as a reader. This one is a highly recommend from me.
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Book stats: Paperback, pages, Hot Banana Press, June