Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sacrificial Muse: Review

From Goodreads:
She is his muse, and the fates require sacrifice.

San Francisco Detective Sabrina Vaughn is able to shrug off the nine red roses being delivered to her office every day. But when only eight roses arrive on the same day a Berkeley student's mutilated body is found, Sabrina fears that the killer is taunting her. Forced into a partnership with a deceitful reporter who somehow remains one step ahead of her, Sabrina discovers that she's the object of a psychopath's twisted delusion . . . and there may be no escape.

My Review:
This was a really creepy book. Just like Cared in Darkness, there were chapters of the killer's POV, of him going around and doing his thing, sometimes giving little clues to his identity, sometimes red herrings, and all of the time, creeping you out!

The majority of this book (by which, I mean all but the first chapter or so) takes 8 months after Darkness, to where Sabrina is back at work, her boss really doesn't like her, her co-workers either want her gone, or to sleep with her, it feels like, and oh, yeah, she's a tiny bit famous from the coverings of what happened to her. Covers written mostly by the above "deceitful reporter."

The killer's creepiness, and his belief with the Greek Gods, the Fates, the Muses, and Apollo, I loved to hate, because while he punishes himself for lustful thoughts, he still kills these girls to fulfil what he sees as his destiny, yeah, creepy!

I felt bad for Sabrina, because she started to hear Wade's voice in her thoughts, and the thing is, what he's saying, what he said, are true to what he said when he was alive, which while this is a thriller, in the back of your head, you're wondering, is there a paranormal aspect building in this series. Just a little thread of doubt.

Yeah, I really enjoyed this book (and the first) and I hope for a 3rd book, because there's some unresolved problems!

Author: Maegan Beaumont
Series: Sabrina Vaughn #2
Read: July 8th, 2014
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Published: July 8th 2014
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Maegan Beaumont is the author of CARVED IN DARKNESS, the first book in the Sabrina Vaughn thriller series (Available through Midnight Ink, spring 2013). A native Phoenician, Maegan’s stories are meant to make you wonder what the guy standing in front of you in the Starbucks line has locked in his basement, and feel a strong desire to sleep with the light on. When she isn’t busy fulfilling her duties as Domestic Goddess for her high school sweetheart turned husband, Joe, and their four children, she is locked in her office with her computer, her coffee pot and her Rhodesian Ridgeback, and one true love, Jade.

She also writes a blog dedicated to helping writers with plot woes and answering writing questions. Check her out –

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  1. Thank you so much for reading. I'm glad you're enjoying the series so far... to answer some questions:

    book #3 is on it's way. It's told from Michael's POV and a lot of those unresolved problems you mentioned will be solved. :)

    and I'm so glad you picked up on the maybe-paranormal aspect of what's going on inside Sabrina's head. That's exactly what I was going for. :)

    thanks again!

  2. Yeah! That's going to be very interesting!!!

    Now I'm very interested in the maybe-paranormal!!!

    Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  3. Thanks for participating on the tour :)
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