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Thursday, May 7, 2015

With Visions of Red by Trisha Wolfe (Review)

Title: With Visions of Red
Series: Broken Bonds, Book One
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Published: May 7, 2015
Format: Ebook received for review

Criminal profiler Sadie Bonds knows blood. Her affair with the gruesome, dark world of killers began long before she started applying her analytical skills to investigate gory crime scenes. She gets inside the killers’ heads, breaks them down, relates to them on an arcane level. She prefers it this way—because it’s safer to ally herself with the villain than the victim. At least, that’s how she’s coped ever since she was abducted and tortured as a teen.

She will never be a victim again.

Now, she’s honed her skills in order to bring justice to these ritualistic offenders. Working alongside her colleagues, armed with sharp wit and a SIG, Sadie always catches her sadist. Until one ruthless serial killer gets inside Sadie’s head, turning the tables. He knows her secrets. Her obsessions. The darkest, most deviant part of her soul.

When she meets Colton Reed, dangerous stakes are raised as he threatens to unravel her control and reveal her darkest fantasies. The sexy-as-sin bondage rigger at an exclusive BDSM club pushes her boundaries, forcing her to acknowledge that side of herself she fears. Plunged into a realm of torture and suffering, pain and pleasure, Sadie balances on the razor-sharp edge of two intersecting worlds threatening to swallow her.

Passion and lust ignite. Dark and light battle. This explosive first installment of the Broken Bonds series sets the exhilarating pace for a cat and mouse game where no one knows who’s really pulling the strings.

Trisha Wolfe is one of those authors I've been wanting to read, but haven't had the chance - until now.  And wow, I've started off with a doozie of a book.  With Visions of Red is dark.  Dark and sexy - and I loved every word of it.

Basic facts: Sadie is now a criminal profiler, think Criminal Minds on tv.  She goes after the scariest of the scary, and she finds them.  A big part of this seems to be due to her being kidnapped as a teen.  Kidnapped and tortured - and rescued.  But this secret is hers, or at least she thought so.

Now there are some very gruesome murders happening to young women at an alarming rate, and with a very BDSM tone to them.  Not only that, it seems as if the serial killer is toying with Sadie and leaving clues behind that only she will understand.

Now this is where it gets interesting.  There's a man, Colton.  Colton is a neighbor of one of the murdered girls.  He's also shown interest in Sadie at a BDSM club, before either of them knew who the other was.  He's heavily into Shibari (ropework) and he seems to be a viable suspect when it comes down to it.  But him and Sadie have this cosmically electric sexual tension, and possibly even real feelings for each other.  Or is it psychotic feelings? Gah, I don't know!!

Trisha Wolfe really does a great job with misdirection in this novel.  I can honestly say I don't have a clue who the killer is!!  I have considered every single character, and their motivation, and I have yet to nail it down. The storyline is fantastic.  You get a romantic thriller with a very dark and sexual side.  And she's kept me guessing.  Really, I couldn't ask for more - except the next book!!!!

From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.

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