Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller by Demelza Carlton

I should note up front, this is not the type of book I usually read. But after reading Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer, I just had to know what happened next. This book pulled me in and would not let go until I got some resolution.

If you've read, Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer, you'll have the gist of the plot. Caitlin is the victim of a horrific rape and torture case. Nathan's the stranger that saves her. While Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer was mostly from Nathan's point of view, The Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller told the same story from Caitlin's point of view.

But, if you're thinking that this means the stories are roughly the same, you're wrong. Not only is there more (horrifying) backstory here, the plot opens up to new dimensions. Caitlin isn't a frightened little girl, she's bent on getting revenge, and in the process, she finds out a lot more than Nathan ever knew.

Caitlin is really the strongest character in this book. She may be physically and emotionally hurt, but she still finds the strength to negotiate to get what she wants. It may not sound like much, but when you read her memories of what happened, you'll see how much it takes just to hold it together.

Mind you, I'm still confused over the true role of Nathan. I'm not sure what role he played while Caitlin was still captured. What I know is that he's a good guy that did his best to protect his sister, and later, Caitlin.

Oh, and I finally learnt the name of this secret agency. It's the ASIO, which for some reason, I just realised means the Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation. They play a much, much bigger role than just Nathan's employer this time.

This is a sequel that is probably better than the original. I'd recommend this for mature teens and up, since there's a lot of dark material and profanity involved.

Disclaimer: I got this book free as part of Book Tours blog tours. I was not obliged to give a positive review and all opinions expressed here are my own.


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  2. Thank you very much for reading and reviewing Necessary Evil - I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed it.

  3. Wow, it sounds very interesting. I'm reading it (the first book first, obviously) :-)

    1. You should definitely start from the first book. I found this series to be really good. Dark, but good.



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