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He wants to know why, and he won't stop until he breaks down the wall in Cora's mind that hides the black time.

To the unsuspecting eye Dee Stephens has a perfect life as the vicar’s wife: a devoted marriage to her charismatic husband Reverend Vincent, an adoring congregation and a beautiful daughter.

She takes the small knife she's been using and stabs the man in the neck over and over again until she's dragged from his lifeless body. I guess it has something of the German frankness in the way sexuality and family dynamic is portrayed.

Bender's childhood is the stuff of nightmares - a desperately ill younger sister and a fanatical religious zealot of a mother who never hesitated to blame her first-born daughter for all of the younger sister's medical problems. We open with Cora Bender, who has decided to take her own life because her existence has ceased to be a life. Set in the same world as The Ritual, Barrington is home to an exclusive, secret society, the Lords, that readies it’s male membership to become the next generation of powerful, if untouchable, elite leaders across the country. Grove Press An imprint of Grove Atlantic, an American independent publisher, who publish in the UK through Atlantic Books.It happened to be available through C/W MARS so I downloaded it and still I debated if I wanted to start it. Cora is an incredibly complex character and it's so easy to become one of the many experts around her, trying to sort out the lies from the truth. And when the devil whispered in my ear that he loved me, I was more than determined to show him just how devoted I could be. In addition to being confusing, the book was long and drawn out, waiting for the big reveal at the very end after slogging through pages and pages of lies and filler that served absolutely no purpose other than maybe to make the characters seem more "real", but to me just fell flat.

Initially I struggled with the structure of the book but as I continued i became hooked as the background to the cause of the crime is slowly exposed. If you’ve read the first book then it’s almost a given that this one will be just as dark and good and it doesn’t disappoint. All in all, although I slightly preferred Gerritsen’s “The Apprentice” to this novel, it’s still a really good detective thriller story 🙂 If you want a police procedural story with a bit of extra drama and horror, and a wonderfully wintery setting, then this one is certainly well worht reading.

Her plan is simple, go to the beach with her husband and two year old son, swim out deep, and drown. Even the murderer sometimes seems at a loss to explain his actions, and we sense that the final answer will expose the moral workings of his whole generation, who have fallen into the trap of utilitarianism, determined to found peaceful utopias by violent means. Although this novel is the third novel in Gerritsen’s “Rizzoli and Isles” series, it can probably be read as a stand-alone story. Though the author tries to fool you, you THINK you know what happened, but you’ll be quite shocked at the ending.

We come back to the world of the LORDS and we have some parts of The Ritual told from a different POV which honestly is kind of funny to read but I loved it ok? Because of the way that Grovian goes about drawing out the story of Bender's background and therefore her reasons for violently killing a complete stranger, there's a lot of ground gone back over. I was probably 50% annoyed and frustrated by all of Cora's lies and 50% down to play this game of trying to decipher what was true and what wasn't. Elli and Sin cross so many boundaries, it could make a reader cringe, and in a normal world, for every action their should be a consequence, but this dark world doesn’t have normal consequences and like I said above you either like this dark world or you don’t. The elderly nuns are of little help to Isles and Rizzoli but when another body is found, mutilated beyond recognition (and testing reveals the body to be that of a fortyish Indian Hansen's Disease victim), it is soon discovered that there is more to these killings than meets the eye.Cue the drama as he throws caution, limits, and probably a few rulebooks out the window to make her his chosen one.

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