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BOOK REVIEW | AZYGOS

With two distinct paths, “Azygos” follows Marlowe’s and Sloan’s interweaving stories. Sloan and his family have been tracking his mother’s killer for as long as he can remember. As time passes with no answers or closure, the resentment and hatred in his family grows to a breaking point.

Marlowe and her family must return home to Portland after she recklessly commits a grave mistake while hunting. Her guilt and their judgment only intensify, but upon a chance meeting between the two, things begin to change. Finding comfort and warmth within each other, they forge a connection. But as people are murdered and secrets are told, their bond agonizingly twists towards its final challenge.

With their lives colliding, the solace they find within each other may only be a disguise for their darkest nightmares. 

Wow! A whole new meaning to star crossed lovers.

Two different paths for two very different people, battling nightmares of things in the past that cannot change. It is when these two paths cross that things become different. They wish for things that will never be.

This book is a horror story, with romance different from any other. The book takes off out of the gates from the very beginning. Within the first few chapters we are introduced to our main characters and their unique disposition. Both are in a situation beyond their control or choice.

You will experience horror, yet also romance. A odd combination that blends so flawlessly. Don’t expect any HEA’s in this creepy tale. But hard decisions will be made and it will be a shocker.

Overall this book was a unique and terrifying story of two people with different paths. Paths that will cross at just the right time in life. It will bring closure to a long standing nightmare. But be warned my fellow readers, you should be afraid of the things that go bump in the night. Be very afraid. 

About J.H. White

J.H. White is an independent author who lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest with her ever-patient and imaginative husband, two riotous children, and many over-watered plants. When not writing, she enjoys gardening, walking, traveling, and expanding her experiences around the world; her favorite locations include Dublin, Edinburgh, Prague, among many others. The creative and expressive arts have always been a passion of hers, and, until recently, her writing sat in a folder on her computer only to be enjoyed by close friends and family. With a little encouragement and a lot of editing, Azygos, Volume I of a planned seven-part series, is her first published novella. Written in 2010, the first draft of Azygos percolated and simmered for eleven years. She revisited it countless times throughout those years and is finally excited to debut it to the public. J.H. White enjoys reading and writing varied fiction genres, from fantasy and historical fiction, to thriller and suspense, to realism and classic literature.

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