Piece of Me ( Sermons of Sorrow book One) by Steve Stred
Over a decade ago, Kari's husband and son went hunting and never returned.As she prepares for another long winter she longs for their return.
Then one day things change. The night creatures who live in the dark have visited the day and a mysterious figure who arrives may hold the key to reuniting her with her family.
For Kari, the question becomes - just how far will she go to be reunited?
Wow I read this book in two sittings because it was so gripping it left me breathless. Piece of Me was unlike anything I've read by Steve Stred, and I've read a lot of his fiction such as Of Witches , The Window in the Ground and The One that Knows no Fear. This guy is a seriously versatile author!
I loved Kari straightaway, she's a fearless warrior who relies on no one but herself. She's learnt to survive in a hungry harsh world, she's gone through catastrophe and she still fights to hold on each day, never giving up hope of being reunited with her lost ones.
I knew very little of the premise of this book when I started reading and I loved the direction it went in. Steve Stred possesses imagination in abundance to produce something really unique and gripping. This book would make an amazing Netflix series, the story was full of twists and turns and the ending was not what I expected at all! The fast paced action heavy story really reminded of the 2006 film Apocalypto , the suspense is unrelenting!
There were a lot of Labyrinth vibes with this tale, nothing is what it seems and you can't trust anyone or what your eyes are telling you. Hope is all that sustains Kari as she deals with blow after blow. She has only one goal to find her loved ones.