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Title: Figure Eight
Author: Calia Read
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Cover Designer: Cover Couture
Do you remember me?
Of course you don’t. So I’m going to give you a refresher course.
I’ve known you for years and years. We used to have beautiful conversations. There was no one that knew you better than me. We were handmade for each other.
Lately, it’s become achingly obvious you’re miserable. You’ve moved back home to take care of your ailing mother. You’ve been looking for a new job, but that’s not going well. Admit it: it’s all too much.
Everyone around you sees your suffering, but they’re not willing to help you.
Everyone but Jackson.
He comes into your life at the perfect moment and offers you everything you could want: a shoulder to lean on, love, and most importantly, hope.
But there’s no one that can compare to me. You seem to forget that I’m your figure 8. Your infinity. You try to run, but I will always find you.
Review by Jen Skewes
Wow!!! I am not even sure that I have words right now or how I am even going tow rite this review and express how great this book was. This book I will admit started off a little slow but then it picked up rather quickly and at that point I could not put this book down. I needed to know what would happen next, how this whole story would play out. I needed to understand what was going on, what was real and what wasn’t. This book by far exceeded any expectations that I had. I am honestly not sure what I expected when I started it but it was so far from what I thought it would be and that is a really good thing.
Figure Eight is filled with mystery and suspense and in true Calia Read fashion it will screw with your mind. But it was that mind “fuckery” that I loved. Theories were swirling through my head the entire time. Wondering what was reality and what was the result of someone’s crazy imagination. And how in the world would it all be explained in the end. Let me tell you when it all came together it all made complete sense, but Ms. Read never stopped shocking you right up until the very end when I had that “WTF moment”. And I must say it was brilliant
I have read all of Calia Read’s books but I think it is the books like this on that I really love the most. She just has this way of diving real deep into her character’s mind. She has this amazing ability of making you question yourself and what you believe will happen versus what is really going on. Her writing will hold you captive, not being able to let go until the very end. And even then you are still left wondering and thinking. Going over it again and again in your mind. That is the best way to describe it.
I am purposely not going into any detail about this story. Go in blind and enjoy the crazy ride that it will take you on. It will be worth it because once again Calia Read completely blew me away.
I have discovered that from a distance it is incredibly easy to read people. In the shadows, people don’t notice you. They let their guard down. Let you into their life without even knowing it. After a while their movements become predictable and you start to feel more intimate with them. You know when they’re irritable or sad. Happy or anxious. And while they keep desperately seeking a cure- all for their afflictions, you stand there in shadows, knowing what they need. My last gift was what you needed. But you barely noticed. You were too busy with your despair.
Ah, despair, despair, despair. Too many people get caught in that bitch’s web. And the sad truth is that they never find their way out. They never find their figure eight.
They never find me.
Yet the truth of the matter is that you didn’t find me. You got lucky and had the tables turned.
You may not see me yet. But you will.
Something as big as me takes time to acclimate to. Until then I’m going to give you another present. This one you’re going to take notice of. It is truly something.
I’m actually quite proud of myself with this one. It’s so good that I’m going to let you think that fate, kismet or whatever bull shit you call it, was responsible for it. Besides, I have a million more gifts just waiting for you, that I can take credit for.
Each one is bigger and better than the last.