If you prey on the innocent, I’m coming for you.
War didn’t change me… Four months as the enemy’s captive did. I returned home broken, scarred, the call to combat echoing in my soul. Haunted by the deaths of my squad, a darkness festers inside me, set on vengeance.
Seven little girls died at the hands of the Angel Taker. He thinks himself invincible, taunting the police and the families of his victims with letters. If the police can’t stop him, I will. I’m not bound by man-made laws. Starting with the Angel Taker, I will hunt him and every other vile predator down. The dark web won’t keep them safe; I’m not afraid of the abyss.
I don’t care if this path destroys me, or the police realise a woman is responsible for the bodies found hanging across the city. The victims deserve freedom, and their deaths avenged.
Soon I find myself in the crosshairs of the Marcel Sniper. The worst he does – kiss me. As sure as my name is Finley D. Williams, that kiss is the best I’ve ever had. Perhaps I’m not alone in this fight after all…
This was a hard read but I mean that in a good way. Finley wants to avenge the torture and killings of children and innocent victims. But she isn’t driven just by justice – she’s driven by revenge and her own anger. It makes for an interesting dichotomy. The predators deserve everything they get even if she gets caught and punished but does she really need to torture them? She thinks so, but for the reader it’s a hard pill to swallow. It reminded me of the TV series Dexter, the ultimate anti-hero.
Along the way, Finley meets two men, both of whom she has a relationship with (I know who I prefer) but is love strong enough to make her stop? Maybe it would have but neither men are living ordinary lives either.
Finley has a sister Lizzie who is her polar opposite. She is beautiful and good and strong but in a totally different way to Finley. Finley is ex-forces but she was captured, tortured, raped and held captive for four months and it’s this experience together with the death of her comrades that drives her every move. Lizzie has had a very different life. Academic success and running part of the family business.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book but it raises so many moral questions. Is she right in what she does? Is it justified? You see I don’t think so. It can never be right to take the law into your own hands and yet we understand why she does it. You may have a few sleepless nights after reading Orca, not just because of the violence, but because of the tendency to sympathise even though you know you shouldn’t. Happy reading!
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About the Author
Mariëtte Whitcomb studied Criminology and Psychology at the University of Pretoria. An avid reader of psychological thrillers and romantic suspense novels, writing allows her to pursue her childhood dream to hunt criminals, albeit fictional and born in the darkest corners of her imagination.
When Mariëtte isn’t writing, she reads or spends time with her family and friends.
Website – https://mariettewhitcomb.com/
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