Read March 25, 2016
Own the e-book
First I would like to say that if I could give a book more than 5 star, this would be one of them.
I was directed to Irkadura when I was having a hard time finding a good psychological thriller/suspense novel. To that person – thank you! Going on past failures, this book went up and beyond my expectations. I now need to own it in physical form.
Not one usually lost for words, I find myself having a hard time writing this review. I read it in one sitting, and even though it’s a hard read as it touches on physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, I just couldn’t put it down. From the first page you are instantly drawn into a dark, intense story through description and smooth prose, left with a flooding fountain of emotions when it comes to an end. I could easily envision myself along side the protagonist Irina; enveloped within her world of pain, suffering, need for validation, and someone to love her. As she couldn’t, I wanted to scream out her thoughts, shield her from the evil’s which surrounded her. I’ve never identified so much with a character before, knowing the torture she’d been through. She was damaged, but far from weak. She’s considered an invalid, however I put blame to the ignorant people around her. This book perfectly depicts the atrocities one human can inflict upon another, and how the victim continues to fight to remain intact/become whole.
The only thing I would like to point out is that it is a potential trigger to those who’ve suffered abuse in any form. Please keep that in mind as you read the book. However, don’t let it deter you from a fantastic novel which will stick with you long after you’ve finished.
You can buy Irkadura HERE