Review: Fate’s Cry by Jalpa Williby
The guilt ate her up all these years. Maybe if she were home that night, she could have saved them. Ryan and Tori were so young…too young. They were good kids, always helping their mom. They did what Kelsey didn’t do. Where Kelsey had failed, they had shined. Now, standing on the ledge, she shuddered, not sure if it was from the chill of the night or the horrific memories. She stared down below, the ground a few hundred feet away. Instead of being afraid, a sense of peace encased her. It would be so easy to end it now. All of the pain would go away, and maybe she could find her family again.
The loss of a loved one…or loved ones, can mentally and physically destroy someone from the inside out. The loss of loved ones can make someone become a monster as well. Williby takes her readers through a whole new emotional rollercoaster with this story. Fate’s Cry is a captivating tale about two unlikely individuals who fall in love over a long period of time.
Kelsey has lost her family. She has lost everyone that she has ever allowed into her heart and now…she has found something that has made her live again. She has found her true calling, the police department. Upon meeting a tall, dark and mysteriously attractive man on one of the most desperate times in her adult life, her sadness slowly dissipates when they are together. At first, feeling uncomfortable with knowing so little about this man, she knows in her heart that he is her protector. Going by the name of Damien, this is one of the only things that she knows about him, but she can’t escape the strong pull between them. After getting too close one night, the sexual tension almost unbearable, Damien leaves her in a confused haze…leaving Kelsey to fall back into her depression. During that time, Kelsey begins to learn how to forget about Damien, especially by focusing on catching a new killer in town. When this killer sets his sights on her, she knows that she can’t slip up—not even once…then Damien comes back after four painfully long years. Will Damien be able to protect her? Kelsey knows that Damien has his secrets, but can she trust him to be her protector against this killer?
Williby has wonderful character development with this novel…and an unexpected paranormal twist. Her characters have strong emotional backgrounds and the plot, while slightly predictable—is still very much creative and entertaining. This story begins slowly, but then picks up drastically and makes it easy to finish. The grammatical and spelling content are both fine, it won’t prevent the reader from enjoyment. If you are a reader of supernatural or paranormal suspense, this may be perfect for you.
A free copy was exchanged for an honest review of this fictional piece.