When you're the daughter of a mad scientist, surrounded all your life by depraved sex and violence, it seems the problems just mount up all on their own. What's a girl to do?
Jaspierre wasn't sure if she should kill the man who's been locked in her basement or let him go. Mother would be so proud if she did - he did kill her cat. But it's been ten years. Jaspierre can't seem to get mad enough to end him.
She also had a slightly bigger problem looming. Chance is returning home. It's not so much the man in her basement that's the issue as much as Chance is a deranged serial killer with a twisted obsession for her that makes his other hobbies look almost sane.
Kristen on goodreads.com wrote:
What happens when you're RAISED to be a killer? Jaspierre has been taught to be methodical in her "experimentation" from the age of five. (That's also when she began the process of taking over her family's legitimate pharmaceutical business.) Her sociopathic tendencies are broken up by her psycopathic urges - but she's rich and her huge house is home to all kinds of things which help keep these secrets, well, secret.
The story is helped along with an interwoven series of flashbacks. I never thought I'd feel for a killer, but Mixi kind of makes you want to offer Jasp a hug - if you weren't pretty sure she'd knife you while she hugged you back. She also juxtaposes Jaspierre against Chance, her childhood frenemy, now back in town. Chance is decidedly a psychopath all on his own; his actions are as horrifying as Jaspierre's would be if you didn't know that the quote above is pretty central to her world view.
Also, I now want trained servals as pets. So thanks for that impossible dream. FYI, I turned the pages so fast that I read this book in less than two days. I'm looking forward eagerly to "Jaspierre's Descent".
This is a dark and twisted read and I loved reading this! I am definitely a huge fan of dark and sinister reads and this does not disappoint! This is the first book I've read by this author and it definitely won't be the last. I highly recommend reading this and I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.