Thank you Shantel Brunton for the advance copy to read and review.
Tortured Innocence is a unique take on horror. It delves into dark areas that may be unexpected. I’m going to preface this by saying this isn’t my typical genre, so take that into consideration as you read my review.
The story begins when the main character, ten-year-old Nicole, is witness to a horrible murder. As her life moves forward, she faces odd and unimaginable things. Nicole begins to hear voices and finds anonymous letters around her house. Trying to ignore these oddities, she attempts to live her life. The viciousness in her dreams seems real; the blood is excessive. A letter arrives saying people want to kill her, and she is being claimed as an eternal fair maiden.
Immortals, Shadowland, blood and gore, Mecrathins, and evil at its worst. Twenty makes his entrance as a Mecrathin. He is a demon, a vampire, and a ghost. The story leads the reader into an even deeper, more evil downhill spiral. Souls become possessed and violence becomes the norm.
The storyline was interesting and unique, but I didn’t feel it flowed smoothly. There are several times when the story skips ahead and jumps too quickly from one evil vice to another. It was a bit much all lumped into one story for me. As I stated earlier, this isn’t my favorite genre, so take this with a grain of salt as there are many great reviews also.