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by Lady D

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 2012
ISBN: 978-1475245851
Publisher: CreateSpace

In Lady D’s debut novel, a psychologically disturbed young woman goes on a revenge-fueled killing spree.   

The author presents a shocking, brutal tale of kidnapping, murder, arson, and even necrophilia and cannibalism. Nikki Sanchez becomes totally unhinged as a result of the horrific childhood she endured in southeast Washington, D.C., and suffers from a form of split personality disorder. She commits unspeakable acts when her “evil twin” emerges. The author aims to show the reader that Nikki’s transgressions are not her fault, but the result of sexual and emotional abuse. That said, Nikki is also a psychologically muddled character; at most points in the book, she’s often angry, frightened, confident, confused, cheeky and even sexually excited, no matter the circumstance. For example, when she kills her second victim, she explains, “I was scared as hell. But there was something about seeing her lying there with no breath in her body! ‘Oh, you know I’m going to have my way with you, right?’” The book is definitely not for the faint of heart, as it overflows with foul language, deviant sexual acts and exaggerated violence. Throughout the novel, Nikki is so full of anger and aggression that readers will likely be frightened to find out what atrocities she will commit next. Indeed, as the author chronicles Nikki’s relentlessly brutal acts, readers may wonder if there’s any scenario in which Nikki could create a positive future for herself.

A passionate but disturbingly violent tale that looks at the potential consequences of abuse in the inner city.