What a pleasure to read. The cover is striking and the story grabbed me straight away. The story is told mainly through the perspectives of Victoria, a newlywed who is on her honeymoon with her husband who spends a large amount of time taking care of business matters and D who becomes fixated on Victoria and believes that she feels the same for him. D lives in the shadows, committing the most hideous crimes against women. The book Dracula is his bible, his most prized possession. Then we also get the occasional point of view from Detective Matthews who is tasked with putting a stop to D’s crime sprees but the pressure is mounting on him to get results.
This is the second book I have read by Chris Turnbull both of which have been very different but equally great. The pacing was great. He managed to capture enough suspense to make me hold my breath for the finale. I couldn’t put it down despite my drooping eyes. The characters are well written especially Victoria, I really felt as though I were walking in her shoes rather than reading about her.