Monday, 22 February 2016

Dark Touch by Aimee L. Salter (Review)

   Very interesting with very dark and depressing content, Dark Touch takes a look at the mind of a victim of abuse through very interesting and slightly magical story telling mediums. Tully has a strange ability, others can feel her emotions when they touch her hands. She believes herself to dark and toxic, so when she meets Chris, she tries to keep his light away from her. Chris is having none of that and their relationship goes through many highs and lows, taking the reader for a ride alongside them.
    I struggled to overcome the dark content in this novel like drugs, sex and violence; but I ultimately respect Dark Touch. It takes a hard look at how victims tend to blame themselves for things that happen to them and call themselves 'bad' or 'broken'. Many times in this novel Tully has very self destructive and hateful thoughts that give the reader insight into just how much pain the abuse over the years has caused her. All of this was wrapped up with a romance that spoke of true unconditional love. It felt good to read of forgiveness and healing, even if it comes mainly towards the end of the novel. I loved Chris as a romantic lead and found him to be a solid character. His refusal to have use Tully in the ways many other guys have or would shows his stength of character. Plot wise, the story was slower in the beginning but really picked up the farther into the story you get. I warn you that content in this novel does not make it appropriate for younger audiences. I give Dark Touch FOUR STARS OUT OF FIVE!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

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