My rating: 2 of 5 stars
*I received a ecopy from the author in exchange for my honest, unbiased review*
(TWO GRAVES is a short novella, about 70 pages. It is volume #1 in Zoe Kalo's psychological suspense "Retribution" series.)
A Dante-ish descent through a sinister world of decadent shadows and woeful souls…
Seven years ago, he shattered her life. The town eventually forgot the headlines and the nightmares. But 23-year old music student Angelica hasn’t forgotten.
For the past seven years, she’s contemplated payback with as much intensity and unwavering faith as she puts into her violin playing. Finally, all the pieces are in place. Over the course of one night, disguised for a masquerade ball, Angelica orchestrates a journey of revenge.
I don't know, this book just didn't make any sense to me. I loved the cover, and the blurb sounded good, but at 75% I still had no idea where it was headed, a murder yes, but nothing else made sense, and even that seemed random for much of the book. It was short, but seemed to drag on endlessly with no known direction.
After reading Zoe Kalo's other series, I had hoped she would thrill me once again, and as I said the blurb caught my attention, but the book wasn't anything like what I expected, and I just ended up confused and frustrated through out most of it.
About the Author:
A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery…
A daughter of adventurous expats, she’s had the good fortune of living on 3 continents, learning 4 languages, and experiencing a multicultural life. Currently, she’s working on a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, which she balances between writing, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir.