Desolate (Empathy, #2)Desolate by Ker Dukey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

Book Blurb
I was a son,
A friend,
A brother,
A psychopath.

Eighteen years of being in a psyche ward; I was released into the world. Things have changed, Blake is married to Melody and is a father to my new fixation, Cereus. My beautiful niece who knows nothing of my existence. When consequences of past sins begin playing tricks on me, old cravings demand to be satisfied. 

There is no cure

My Review
Wow, just when I thought I’d read it all Ker Dukey comes up with this. I don’t know how she comes up with the sick and twisted things that make up the evil mind of Ryan, but bravo to her for writing it.

This book is set eighteen years after Empathy and is told in the point of view of Ryan, Blake and Melody. Blake and Melody are happily married and have a seventeen year old daughter, Cereus.

When Ryan is release from the psych ward where he has been residing all these years, he has one goal – to go after his niece. But what he isn’t expecting is to find that she has a lot in common with him, she makes him feel like someone finally understands him. But the urge to kill is always there.

Ryan’s release is causing a rift between Blake and his wife and Melody is at a loss as to what to do to save her marriage. Added to that Cereus is drifting away from her and their relationship is also changing.

When a spate of murders take place, Blake is determined to put stop to his brothers viciousness once and for all.
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Ryan was seriously deluded, he is probably one of the most awful characters I have ever read but I couldn’t help laughing my arse off at his degrading and disgusting comments. He was evil and he didn’t give a flying fuck what kind of destruction he left in his wake. As a book character he was FABULOUS! A true psychopath.

This really isn’t a romance story, but it is a continuation of Blake & Melody’s journey as a couple. The question is, can Ryan be redeemed? Well I thought so, he learned that he was capable of loving someone, even if he couldn’t show it or admit it. A perfect ending, although there is definitely room for one more book…

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