Title: The Devil You Know
Author: Kol Anderson
Pages/Word Count: 40 Pages
Rating: 5 Stars
Blurb: Ever wondered what goes on in Vincent’s mind?
Here’s your chance to find out.
Review: Once again, Kol Anderson brings us a spellbinding episode in the Broken series. Even though this installment focuses on Vincent, there are a little snippets with what’s going on with Aaron and Carter. I’ve always been fascinated with Vince, the man Aaron and Carter fear and loathe and sometimes even love. We are first introduced to him at the beginning of The Broken series, but we never get to “know” him. We saw from the previous installments that he’s good at breaking spirits in a heinous, torturous way. To sum him up, he’s basically a sadistic bastard that we all love to hate.
This story delves a little deeper into Vince as a person. I don’t know about anyone else, but he’s not portrayed as a person, per se. He’s everyone’s nightmare, a walking psychopath. But, is he really? Is he this unfeeling, cold, inhumane person we all think he is? I’ve always found characters like Vince intriguing. How did they become the person they are today? What happened in their life that made them this way?
For Vince, I knew there was a story to tell. Mr. Anderson delivers it all up on a silver platter that only left me wanting more, but was enough to keep me satisfied until next time. I don’t believe for one minute Vince will win over many readers, he still has that twinge of evilness about him. What this story will do is give you a sense of understanding about what makes Vince tick, why he is the way he is, and at some points, he’ll even make you feel sorry for him. But not for long.
I loved that Mr. Anderson chose now to let us in on some of Vince’s secrets. We’re at that part of the story where we know what goes on behind the scenes of reconditioning, for lack of a better word, and later at the brothel. Now we’re getting to know and see the people behind this disgusting human trafficking business. I’m ready, are you?
To wrap things up here, I can never say it enough, this author has a way of bringing the reader into his world, shaking them up and spitting them out. I’ve never read an author who can put so much story and emotion on thirty pages that leaves the reader feeling as though they’ve read an eight hundred page novel. That’s how I feel when I read Kol Anderson.
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