anatomy
There's a monster before me that's killing everything I believe in. A villain that sees me for what I'm worth and wants the pound of flesh I've offered up as repayment for my sins. The burden I carry is heavy on my shoulders, but as pieces of me are stripped away to bare the horrors within, I can feel myself becoming worthy of the pain. I'm not a monster. No matter how much it hurts to admit it, and no matter how terrible the truth will be when brought to light, I know that I'll end this cleansed and whole again. It's what I truly want and that's why I'm here. The nights are long and full of torturous deviance and yet I still manage to keep a smile on my face, because while the ultimate prize at the end of this game is to claim my life, there's a secret my tormentor doesn't know. If I go down, it will mean the end of both of us.

anatomy Details

Titleanatomy
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 10th, 2018
Rating
GenreDark, Horror, Thriller, Psychological Thriller

anatomy Review

  • Selene
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsTone: MorbidPov/s: First-personThis story left me speechless! It was dark, twisted, and gory! The dialogue was sparse! The characters didn’t have names! (view spoiler)[The captive wasn’t named until the last sentence on the last page!!!!! (hide spoiler)]**SPOILERS ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!****BEWARE!!!*****At first glance this story appeared to be your run-of-the-mill horror treat. There’s a captive and her captor is ruthless. It’s unclear when or how they met and if this captive has anyone 3.5 starsTone: MorbidPov/s: First-personThis story left me speechless! It was dark, twisted, and gory! The dialogue was sparse! The characters didn’t have names! (view spoiler)[The captive wasn’t named until the last sentence on the last page!!!!! (hide spoiler)]**SPOILERS ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!****BEWARE!!!*****At first glance this story appeared to be your run-of-the-mill horror treat. There’s a captive and her captor is ruthless. It’s unclear when or how they met and if this captive has anyone searching for her or concerned for her well-being. At one point the captor excises a chunk of the victim’s skin off her arm . . . (view spoiler)[and uses that piece to masturbate with! (hide spoiler)] He cuts into her with precision and expertise. It’s clearly not his first go-around with torture, but is the captive a willing victim? If so, why would anyone in their right mind sign up for this brutality? ▣ Some of the tormentor’s thoughts:You’re so pretty when you smile. Have I told you this yet? I should have before I cut your tongue out so you could properly thank me, but to watch my seed slide down your chin into your waiting hands below tells me you’ve already begun to change your mind about this.Tell me something about you, little girl. I know you can’t say it by parting your bruised and tattered lips, so tell me with your eyes. I’ll ask you a question―f*ck, sorry about that. I didn’t mean to pull so violently; that’s an amateur mistake, but see? We’ve almost degloved you in one fell swoop! That’s something to celebrate, isn’t it?▣ This captor isn’t completely without a breath of remorse, though. He has a change of heart after cutting her tongue out and decides:I may sew it back in. As a matter of fact, since the thought is playing in my mind, I may as well put it in the icebox. It’ll be more viable for us later than if I leave it on the floor rotting beside you.▣ As the story unfolds the reader learns that the characters may be on an even playing ground after all, despite the dysfunctional thoughts they seem to share. The captive’s thoughts:As I hold my hands up to the dim light in the room, I’m almost mesmerized by the way they look. The muscle, the bone, the sinew; all sitting so prominently in view when they should be hidden away from the elements. And yet, I find myself fascinated by what the body looks like underneath the skin. I find myself wanting to know what it tastes like, and that’s something I’ve never even dared to wonder before.▣ This story is NOT what it appears to be on the surface! The degree to which the captor disfigured and mutilated his captive fell in line with the the way mental illness wrecks havoc on the human body and how individuals view themselves in the world around them. This story is more of a psychological torture/suspense read than horror read. The graphic descriptions of the harrowing abuse unleashed upon the female character were symbolic of the way mental illness shredded and hijacked her spirit, leading her to see, feel, think, and hear things that were imaginary. Or were they? She cycled through feeling numb and slightly hopeful, then accepting and even adapting to the distorted view of her tortured existence. ▣ So many more tidbits of symbolism were included, some I’m still trying to process. Reading this short story was truly an eye-opening experience! I’m blown away by the way the author drew the parallels between the perceived and the literal torture. It takes compassion and understanding (and maybe some experience?) to be able to draw a narrative as gruesome, realistic, and vivid as the one the captor endured. Is this the darkest book I’ve read? No, but many thanks to the author for sharing this insight!
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  • Karen - Kazza's Books Blog and Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    I started this book without reading the blurb. I do that more often than not ( Yolanda is a 1-click author for me ) and with my jaw to the floor and my eyes almost bulging out of their sockets I barely made it thought the prologue without throwing up in my mouth, lol. It's that good, gory, horrific and just like watching a car accident, I couldn't look away or put the book down.Yolanda lures you in with Anatomy, I really loved the way in which it was written/told, like a narrator telling you a s I started this book without reading the blurb. I do that more often than not ( Yolanda is a 1-click author for me ) and with my jaw to the floor and my eyes almost bulging out of their sockets I barely made it thought the prologue without throwing up in my mouth, lol. It's that good, gory, horrific and just like watching a car accident, I couldn't look away or put the book down.Yolanda lures you in with Anatomy, I really loved the way in which it was written/told, like a narrator telling you a story. So if it's EXTREME HORROR in which your seeking then dive in and enjoy the twisted mind games that only Yolanda can give you. I can confidently say that this is Yolanda's best work to date and I have loved many of her books but this one is now at the top spot.
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  • Elizabeth Cash
    January 1, 1970
    Yolanda. I don't even know where to begin. This was one of those books that leave you with your jaw in your lap. And I'm sure you're Like "but they all do that?!" No, you don't understand. This puts a new meaning on mind fuck and plot twist. This puts a new meaning to carnage on one's feelings. This brings a whole new perspective to horror. This book, without giving spoilers, KILLS!! Do yourself a favor and read this. There is no way you'll be disappointed, and if you are, you must have read it Yolanda. I don't even know where to begin. This was one of those books that leave you with your jaw in your lap. And I'm sure you're Like "but they all do that?!" No, you don't understand. This puts a new meaning on mind fuck and plot twist. This puts a new meaning to carnage on one's feelings. This brings a whole new perspective to horror. This book, without giving spoilers, KILLS!! Do yourself a favor and read this. There is no way you'll be disappointed, and if you are, you must have read it wrong.
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  • Ellie Midwood
    January 1, 1970
    Being a huge fan of Yolanda Olson, I expected this new story to be an amazing read that will mess me up in all the right ways, but I never expected to fall in love with it as much as I did! I love moral dilemmas that Yolanda invariably poses for her readers: would you willingly entrust yourself into the hands of the monster who will bring his absolution for your sins but will require the highest price in exchange? And, if you’re able to survive through this experience, will you make the right ch Being a huge fan of Yolanda Olson, I expected this new story to be an amazing read that will mess me up in all the right ways, but I never expected to fall in love with it as much as I did! I love moral dilemmas that Yolanda invariably poses for her readers: would you willingly entrust yourself into the hands of the monster who will bring his absolution for your sins but will require the highest price in exchange? And, if you’re able to survive through this experience, will you make the right choice in the end, when he offers it to you? The premise of it, the masterfully created build-up leading up to an absolutely stunning ending hit me with all its force in all the right feels. The ending, just one little sentence was so emotionally charged that I literally had to sit and process it for a few minutes. A fabulous work, and a new favorite of mine by Yolanda! I wish I could give it more than five stars!
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  • Ally's Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    If you do not like gore, have a weak stomach or are faint of heart DO NOT READ this. As for the rest of the weirdos like me, well dive right on in.This book left me wide eyed and gaping at my kindle screen in horror. Exactly what I want from a story of this genre and no less than what Yolanda Olson delivered to me.This story read strangely, it felt partly like a monologue and partly like a regular narrative. Regardless of the structure it still sucked me straight into the weirdness. It was a str If you do not like gore, have a weak stomach or are faint of heart DO NOT READ this. As for the rest of the weirdos like me, well dive right on in.This book left me wide eyed and gaping at my kindle screen in horror. Exactly what I want from a story of this genre and no less than what Yolanda Olson delivered to me.This story read strangely, it felt partly like a monologue and partly like a regular narrative. Regardless of the structure it still sucked me straight into the weirdness. It was a strangely surreal story which created a drive in me to reach the end. I just had to know.It was vivid, graphic, so intricate and finely detailed right down to the bone, I could picture it so clearly in my mind. (My hubs was laughing at my facial expressions as I read it.) Theories ran rampant in my mind as I tried to figure out the idenity of the villain. Mortician? Serial killer? Crazed surgeon? It was a real mystery. Ill not spoil it though, you'll have to read it yourself.
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  • *~* Susie
    January 1, 1970
    Haunting, unique story. One word made all the pieces come together.
  • Linda Cotter
    January 1, 1970
    You know, if you've read a book by Yolanda Olson, you expect certain things: horror, blood, twists, the unexplainable. But I have yet to figure it out before a line. One line, toward the end of each book, and suddenly you're thrown for a loop. You see everything in the book laid out before you and want to perform a face palm that you didn't pick up on it before.This book is no exception. You read it, and you wonder how this can happen. This is all imagination, this is all unreal, and then it hap You know, if you've read a book by Yolanda Olson, you expect certain things: horror, blood, twists, the unexplainable. But I have yet to figure it out before a line. One line, toward the end of each book, and suddenly you're thrown for a loop. You see everything in the book laid out before you and want to perform a face palm that you didn't pick up on it before.This book is no exception. You read it, and you wonder how this can happen. This is all imagination, this is all unreal, and then it happens. You find that line in the book, and it all fits.The characters hold your attention, and the scenes are a hypnotizing blend of "could this be real, is it all a dream". Gripping and thought provoking, this is definitely a must read for everyone. The gore has returned, and even with no holding back, if you can make it to the end, it will all be worth it.
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  • Bookworm223
    January 1, 1970
    Yolanda Olson is without a doubt, one of those rare 5-star authors. I've read quite a few of her books (reviews will be coming for those ones) and this one is definitely in my top three. Why? It has two of my favorite things: gore galore and a twist I never saw coming. It also, surprisingly, has feels, too; something you wouldn't expect from a book in the horror genre. When I got to the last page, I had to sit and stew in silence, while trying to hold back the tears. Trust me, this book is worth Yolanda Olson is without a doubt, one of those rare 5-star authors. I've read quite a few of her books (reviews will be coming for those ones) and this one is definitely in my top three. Why? It has two of my favorite things: gore galore and a twist I never saw coming. It also, surprisingly, has feels, too; something you wouldn't expect from a book in the horror genre. When I got to the last page, I had to sit and stew in silence, while trying to hold back the tears. Trust me, this book is worth reading for that ending alone. Gah! Even now, days later, I'm still thinking about it. I can't remember the last time I read a book that stayed with me long after reading it (the last one was Inferno, also by Yolanda Olson). This book is one that will grab your attention from the very first word and keep it until well after the last; wonderfully told from a dual POV, you're able to fully immerse yourself into the characters' warped minds in a way that few other authors have the ability to do. This story is dark, beautifully twisted, and so darn good that I can't wait to read it over and over again. There aren't enough characters to list all of the possible triggers in this book, though, so consider this your warning: If there is anything that could cause a strong, and possibly damaging, emotional response for you, don't read this book. Otherwise, don't miss out on this truly masterful piece of literature. There is a reason that those who love Ms. Olson's books call her the Queen of Horror. She's done it yet again.
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  • Barbara Gartman
    January 1, 1970
    Anatomy deserves more than 5 stars, in my opinion. Just when I thought I had seen all of Yolanda's magic trick she pulls one last trick out of her dark and crazy little hat. If you know Yolanda and have experienced any of her masterpieces then you know that she likes to test your limits and then quickly snatch you back into your reality while leaving you wanting more from her dark and twisted world. Anatomy is that kind of book! From beginning to end I was on the edge of my seat biting my nails Anatomy deserves more than 5 stars, in my opinion. Just when I thought I had seen all of Yolanda's magic trick she pulls one last trick out of her dark and crazy little hat. If you know Yolanda and have experienced any of her masterpieces then you know that she likes to test your limits and then quickly snatch you back into your reality while leaving you wanting more from her dark and twisted world. Anatomy is that kind of book! From beginning to end I was on the edge of my seat biting my nails and questioning my sanity. When I reached the ending I realized exactly why. Never have I read any of Yolanda's books and thought, 'Hmm, I can absolutely relate to this.' Then Anatomy comes along and I'll be damned if that wasn't the exact thought I had by the time I put the book down. Anatomy had me wanting to throw my reading device across the room, hurl everywhere, hide from the "tormentor" and save the "victim" all at once. The only real question you will be left with by the time you reach the end is, "Can you really be saved from this?" If you can last until the ending I promise it will be so worth the torment you'll endure. This is an absolute must read!
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  • Jamie
    January 1, 1970
    "You'll understand that in order to become a beautiful butterfly, you have to shed your ugly exterior."This book was written about me. It was written about you. My heart stopped, sputtered and beat erratically while telling myself to put the book down, and turning the page. Yolanda Olson has outdone herself. I both loved and loathed every word in this book. Kinda like how I feel about myself. Remember when I said this book was written about me? About you? Yea, you'll understand it once you start "You'll understand that in order to become a beautiful butterfly, you have to shed your ugly exterior."This book was written about me. It was written about you. My heart stopped, sputtered and beat erratically while telling myself to put the book down, and turning the page. Yolanda Olson has outdone herself. I both loved and loathed every word in this book. Kinda like how I feel about myself. Remember when I said this book was written about me? About you? Yea, you'll understand it once you start reading. I had 2 theories about half way through. One was right. I'm bawling my eyes out. Anatomy is beautiful, messy. Gripping, lost. Heartbreaking, whole. Everything in this life."Wrap your arms around your monster and sleep soundly."
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  • Amy Lynn Lockhart
    January 1, 1970
    Yolanda Olson always knows how to hook you, reel you in, and make you beg for more. She brought her A game with this book. You really shouldn't be surprised at the amount of gore, and torture in this book. The way it is written is so realistic at times I thought I was the victim. Hell. Yolanda had me WANTING to be the victim in this story. I couldn't stop reading this book. My emotions were all over the place, fighting a battle within. When you can connect to even a sick and twisted book, you kn Yolanda Olson always knows how to hook you, reel you in, and make you beg for more. She brought her A game with this book. You really shouldn't be surprised at the amount of gore, and torture in this book. The way it is written is so realistic at times I thought I was the victim. Hell. Yolanda had me WANTING to be the victim in this story. I couldn't stop reading this book. My emotions were all over the place, fighting a battle within. When you can connect to even a sick and twisted book, you know you have an author who is truly gifted with her words.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    6 stars from me!I love this author and have read so many amazing books from her already, but anatomy is by far the best book to date she has written.It is real, it is raw, and sends a strong message, we are all dealing with demons sometimes daily. Stand strong and fight back!Nothing more to say because you need to read this book to understand how outstanding it is and to feel those exposed emotions pouring through each chapter.Thank you Yolanda!
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  • Lis Garcia
    January 1, 1970
    Well blow me down.Anatomy is one of the best stories written by Yolanda. She takes you on a ride with the Tormentor and his "Pet".  Pet goes through so much with the Tormentor for her sins. He is one crazy bad guy and the tormentor does his job well. And through it all, they seemed to have this connection with one another- but how far will he go and how much can she handle? I flew through this story as I didn't want to put it down. It felt like the Totmentor was talking to me as I read.It's psyc Well blow me down.Anatomy is one of the best stories written by Yolanda. She takes you on a ride with the Tormentor and his "Pet".  Pet goes through so much with the Tormentor for her sins. He is one crazy bad guy and the tormentor does his job well. And through it all, they seemed to have this connection with one another- but how far will he go and how much can she handle? I flew through this story as I didn't want to put it down. It felt like the Totmentor was talking to me as I read.It's psychological-horror-filled brilliance. #BestoftheBest2018
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  • Laurinda
    January 1, 1970
    This is my absolute favorite Yolanda book so far!!!!It was freaking perfect!You know you've read one of her books when you get to the end and you're like "WTF, I did not see that coming!"She NEVER disappoints!Prepare to get your mind blown!!!!It's so hard to review without giving things away.Just know that you really need to read this book.
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  • Brittany Reece
    January 1, 1970
    Gator tails and tartar sauce, this one threw me for a loop.Every time I thought I knew for sure what was going to happen, I was proven terribly wrong in the most amazing way.I've considered Yolanda a master at mindwarps (can't use the other 4 lettered word I want) for some time but this one took the dang cake, ate it, and asked for ice cream too.Well bleeping done!
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  • Kapri
    January 1, 1970
    What. The. Actual. F**k!Yup, this pretty much sums it up...
  • Dawn Yarrow
    January 1, 1970
    Five stars is not enough for this book, it is one hell of a mind twist. Absolutely loved this story. Full on horror at its best. The book takes you on a journey and will have you completely hooked throughout. No spoilers from me. You have to read this book. This is not a Romance.
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  •  Charlie ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
    January 1, 1970
    Yolanda has such a way with words that will have you sucked in from the start.I have read a few of Yolanda's books but this one is my favorite, it is raw. we are all fighting our own demons. I don't want to say much .. but it is written so well and will have you turning the pages until the end and even then you will want more.This one gives you all the feels.I can't wait to see what Yolanda brings us next.
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  • Bridgett Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Have you ever read a book where you know that the main character is a bad guy, but you start to have the feels for him. Yeah this book did that. Like I know I want the character to be a “good guy” but after reading what he’s doing I kinda want him to be a Bad good guy. Did that make sense. Like he is evil but a good kinda of evil. Believe me I’m confused on how I feel about him. Dudes I can’t even begin to tell how good this book was. It was definitely one of the best books I’ve read. I loved th Have you ever read a book where you know that the main character is a bad guy, but you start to have the feels for him. Yeah this book did that. Like I know I want the character to be a “good guy” but after reading what he’s doing I kinda want him to be a Bad good guy. Did that make sense. Like he is evil but a good kinda of evil. Believe me I’m confused on how I feel about him. Dudes I can’t even begin to tell how good this book was. It was definitely one of the best books I’ve read. I loved the twists and turns these characters went through. I was getting emotional over this damn book and it was definitely making me think I was going a little crazy. But that end tho.....
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  • Ebony
    January 1, 1970
    Yolanda Olson has taken us on a trip down the rabbit hole with this MASTERPIECE!!!!When I started reading this book, I was pretty sure that I knew where the story was going...Oh, but I was wrong...So very wrong!!! Yolanda Olson takes her reader on one hell of an emotional roller coaster with this read. She exposes the darkest side of human suffering with Anatomy. This book is one that left me looking at everything that I once thought differently. This book is gory, but not in the traditional sen Yolanda Olson has taken us on a trip down the rabbit hole with this MASTERPIECE!!!!When I started reading this book, I was pretty sure that I knew where the story was going...Oh, but I was wrong...So very wrong!!! Yolanda Olson takes her reader on one hell of an emotional roller coaster with this read. She exposes the darkest side of human suffering with Anatomy. This book is one that left me looking at everything that I once thought differently. This book is gory, but not in the traditional sense. I was not grossed out with the torment that poor Alice suffered, but more heartbroken for her. Yolanda wrote this book in such a way that it speaks to your soul. It leaves a mark on you and makes you think about what just happened long after you finish reading the last page.This is very easily a 5+ star from me. Yolanda Olson took me places that I have to admit that I was not comfortable going but needed to go. This is a book that I will not forget!!
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    BRAVO Yolanda Olson with Anatomy. This piece of work is now my FAVORITE! I totally loved this book. I honestly haven’t read any reviews on it since I don’t read reviews before I read book but I totally glad I don’t since I was AMAZED. I knew halfway through the book what was really happening. I knew it because I have been to my own “Darkness” before and I think deep inside darkness knows darkness. Even though I guessed what was happening I still had loads of anticipation.This book should be take BRAVO Yolanda Olson with Anatomy. This piece of work is now my FAVORITE! I totally loved this book. I honestly haven’t read any reviews on it since I don’t read reviews before I read book but I totally glad I don’t since I was AMAZED. I knew halfway through the book what was really happening. I knew it because I have been to my own “Darkness” before and I think deep inside darkness knows darkness. Even though I guessed what was happening I still had loads of anticipation.This book should be taken and made into a film. It was exceptional. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I think it should be read by anyone and everyone that had or has some sort of battle within themselves. Excellent ♥️
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  • Badh
    January 1, 1970
    Omg, Yolanda Olson, wtf have you done to my poor head? Honestly, this book wrapped me up and twisted my brain. It's dark and twisted and one of the biggest mindf$$&&$$ks I've ever read. I really can't say anything about the plot of the story or any of the characters because this story defies anything I could say about it. It's one of the stories that you have to read yourself to get it and you will probably still have to go back and reread the page you just finished because you're asking Omg, Yolanda Olson, wtf have you done to my poor head? Honestly, this book wrapped me up and twisted my brain. It's dark and twisted and one of the biggest mindf$$&&$$ks I've ever read. I really can't say anything about the plot of the story or any of the characters because this story defies anything I could say about it. It's one of the stories that you have to read yourself to get it and you will probably still have to go back and reread the page you just finished because you're asking yourself if you really did just read what you think you did. Yolanda's books always worm into my brain, but this one may just knock all the others out of my head.
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  • Sarah - A Woman & Her Books
    January 1, 1970
    Yolana is a relatively new author to me but this one pushed my boundaries... It's gory, horrific and I spent most of the read with my hand over my mouth trying to keep hold of my dinner! I spent the majority of this book in utter confusion but the compulsion is to keep reading to obtain those answers. Her writing is that detailed and descriptive that you are able to picture the scene and feel the pain with every word written. The twist was amazing and suddenly the whole book comes into focus. Th Yolana is a relatively new author to me but this one pushed my boundaries... It's gory, horrific and I spent most of the read with my hand over my mouth trying to keep hold of my dinner! I spent the majority of this book in utter confusion but the compulsion is to keep reading to obtain those answers. Her writing is that detailed and descriptive that you are able to picture the scene and feel the pain with every word written. The twist was amazing and suddenly the whole book comes into focus. The subject very controversial and topical.I'm not sure if I want to read this level of dark again but the story was great!
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  • Danielle Harris
    January 1, 1970
    Very intenseHoly cow what a freaking page turner! I've been waiting for this book for a long time, this was totally worth the wait. This is definitely in my top favorite book for the year! Its dark, gripping, and very creepy. Yolanda once again delivered another captivating book! This is a story about the tormentor and little girl. No details for this book go into this blind. You will not be disappointed.
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  • S.J.
    January 1, 1970
    Do you know what I love about Yolanda’s work, it’s that you never know what to expect from what hides beneath the cover and this is no exception. Again I went in blind, no synopsis or reviews read I just opened the cover and was dragged into a truly disturbing world. I could not put this book down and the more I read the more I understood.This is stunning and in some ways heart breaking for those of us that understand. Well done Yolanda!
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  • Jessica Figueroa
    January 1, 1970
    If you're looking for Horror, bloody, gore, look away type of book, then you've come to the right Author. Known as the Queen of Horror, Yolanda brings a whole new kind of book. Victim and Tormentor point of view. I went into this book knowing what I was going to get, because I Love Horror! The more blood the better. This book blew me away! Literally, gripped my heart. I saw me in there! Cried?? Yes I did! Love, Love, Loved it!!! 1 click, pre order author for me!
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  • Katrina Haynes
    January 1, 1970
    Wow can I say it again WOW 😱 I really enjoyed reading the ARC of this book.. I don't want to give to much away since it has not been release yet. But the ending I didn't see any of that at all. Must read💕
  • maureen
    January 1, 1970
    This book is fabulously dark!! It is such a mind **** the entire way!! It’s so twisted from page one, don’t expect it to lighten up. If you like dark books with all the horror then this is for you. Excellent!! Won’t stop thinking about this story for a long time, if ever.
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  • Janneke Wolbers
    January 1, 1970
    WowThis is one off the first of Yolanda that made me look over my shoulder and jump at every odd sound.Loved it!
  • Donna
    January 1, 1970
    OutstandingI LOVE Yolanda Olson This was completely undoubtedly the best book ever The cover is simply beautiful The story a freaking masterpiece 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗
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