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The Goodbye Man

(Red Market #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  643 ratings  ·  241 reviews
Dysfunctional empires were made to fall.

I am Caesar. Broken and conflicted. I am a man who gives false goodness to those who crave it. I provide solace to the ones who beg to be saved, giving them the goodbyes they want. But, my quiet little world is about to be shattered by the whispers from heaven and hell.

I am Mateo. Unlovable and unworthy. I am the boy everyone runs
Published August 7th 2015
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Jade Violet That would be a spoiler answer. I guess the question I asked myself before reading the second book was where did it say that Caesar had met any foul…moreThat would be a spoiler answer. I guess the question I asked myself before reading the second book was where did it say that Caesar had met any foul end? That was enough to confirm my hopes for the second book.(less)

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Jennifer Kyle
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

"Make them feel safe and they will sign their lives over to you. Love a lonely girl and she will give you anything."

This is the DARKEST and most DISTURBING book I have read to date. The Goodbye Man and his nephew gather people from the streets that wish to die and harvest their organs in the Red Market organ trade. These two disturbed men take in a born whore, Svetlana, and things get even sicker as they both develop feelings for her. There is rape, murder, sex with the dead, and ohh
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-romance
4.5 Stars!!


This book was the sh*t. Really! First thing first I want to say this – don’t expect hearts and flowers reading this one. This is not a romance. What to expect? To be disturbed. This was one of the darkest book I have ever read. It was gory, sick and more than once it made me cringe. Everyone in this book is fu*ked-up, crazy, sick, you name it. And the worst part is that I really enjoyed this little ‘gem’. Now, it goes without saying this book is not for everyone. Not even for all thos
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Brandi by: Jennifer Kyle

4 'Almost too dark for me' Stars


Oh dear. This is one of those books, I have no idea how to rate. I wouldn't say I enjoyed this one, at all. It was not an easy read, but I have to give the author praise for this original, well-written story line. I also may be a bit scared of her.

"This is as close to hell as you can get without dying."

The Goodbye Man, tells the story of 3 people, and it's probably one of the darkest, nausea-inducing reads I've ever read.

If you are on these streets, you
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༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author "Mary E. Palmerin & A. Giannoccaro " in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!

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TITLE: The Goodbye Man
SERIES: (Red Market, #1)
AUTHOR: A. Giannoccaro
RELEASE DATE: August 7th 2015


So throughout I was sitting there reading this and thinking OMG these authors are sick 0800 THERAPY ASAP but then I kind of got really into this sick and twisted storyline..LOL!! Yes I am KAT and I am as sick and twist
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4.25 Hate/Love Emotional Read

Soooo...I wasn't going to read this book but my buddies Jahy and Carla raved about how good this book was but it wasn't until I read Jennifer's review that I knew I had to give it a shot.

Normally I can stomach some really sick shit, but this book....shit this book made me cringe so many times in the beginning that at one point, I really thought I would have to shelf it. I trudged on and was surprised how this story twisted into one I could really get into.

I think the
Carla ☺Did I Say That☺
5 **Holy Shit** Stars!!!

I looooooooooooved this book!!!!
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**Graphic content warning including detailed depiction of brutal, bloody acts. Physical and emotional abuse is also apparent throughout this book with graphic sex scenes, both consensual and non-sensual. Reader discretion is highly advised. Not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen or those who are easily offended by the above mentioned acts.**  photo 5t.gif
First let me say....often times I come across books with warnings about the content an
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s-2015
I was first introduced to MP's writing in the Monster series, which I freaking enjoyed. Talk about brutal, uninhibited and grotesque writing. Absolutely superb dramatization of such a story line. So when I saw The Goodbye Man, pop up on Goodreads, with the added bonus of a second author's input. I was like ' hell freaking yeah' this can only blow me out of the park. So Ms. AG, I may never have read any of your previous books, but you just got a #1 fan out of me.

The Goodbye Man is a unique story,
Di Covey/TwistedBookReviews
5 Goodbye Stars!

"Readers, please note that this tale has graphic depiction of abuse including but not limited to; rape, physical torture, emotional abuse, murder, strong language, sexual degradation and humiliation, unconventional sexual practices, and detailed descriptions of several mental disorders."

If you decide to ride this ride, read the warning first. You have to be a certain kinda twisted to fully appreciate this story. Cover your eyes and look through your fingers, you know you want

Read on 7th Aug
Review updated 9th AUG

It's been 2 days and I can't wipe this off from my mind therefore I decided to add a star to my rate.

This is SO NOT the usual dark read.

It is MUCH much more darker than my friends and I normally read.

Taboo is taboo right? There is no such thing as extremely taboo, I think...
Still, I want to say that this is extremely taboo.
I am not talking about the usual step brother forbidden story. BTW, this is the gif on my mind for the step brother's stories we ar
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Once upon a time, the little gypsy princess had dreams within the hellacious concrete jungle. But, dreams would soon turn into nightmares and darkness would be the only way she lived. The tarnished, unlovable girl promised herself she wouldn't remember the day she was broken, but like all bad things, it would sidle up as hopelessness snaked its way around her heart, killing her slowly.

I am dealer in spare parts.

I make them leave before they can leave me.

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The Goodbye Man by A Giannocarro & Mary E Palmerin
4 stars!!

“This place is as close to hell as you can get without dying.”

When someone dares you to read a book you just have to…I mean I am no chicken when it comes to reading. I have certain genres that I just cannot read because they bore me to tears but dark is not one of them. There is something about reading a book that takes you out of your comfort zone, you get all those new sensations of dread, queasiness and that OMG does that real
Aug 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF at 42%.

I'm not giving this a rating because I didn't finish it, but if I were going to then it would get 1 star. Why?

Because it is a bunch of fucked up, disgusting shit.

Reviewers keep stating to "read the warning" and that if you can't handle those types of things then don't read it. Really? Okay, fair enough. The issue I have is that the warning does not list what all this book encompasses. It says there are brutal and bloody acts, physical and emotional abuse, and graphic sex of both the c
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This book has me thinking what kinda warped mind I've got as I literally inhaled this book in one sitting... Maybe with a few little breathers to grab some alcohol lol

As soon as I read the warning I couldn't resist reading it. However it didn't prepare me for the depths of darkness these two authors would take me to. On several occasions while reading this I couldn't believe what I was reading.

I couldn't believe how much I wanted to devour this warped intense dark read. Does that make me warpe
*~* Susie
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
UPDATE: The authors have chosen to remove these books from their collection. Today - 05/14/19 will be the last day you can purchase. WARNING: these are DARK AF!

This has got to be the most depraved book I have ever read. It's been on my list for a very long time, but could never make myself read it. I finally had time to dive in and read both books, and WOW! I couldn't put them down.

The writing was on point, these two authors came to flawlessly. The story was gruesome and taboo and I loved it!
Debbie♥ love my Ducks♥
4.5 stars can't wait to read next one!
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 Dark, Sick and Disgusting Stars

I love dark books and this one started out with a bang. I was actually impressed that two authors took a chance and wrote about some of the horrific things that people will do to others in order to gain financial profit. By the time I got halfway through the book I felt there was a lot of repetition.

Lettie; "Others are created for love. Me, I was made for hate. Until I understand what it all means, I can only survive. Surviving is all I have been doing since I
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Wow ~ The Goodbye Man will totally blow your mind and twist you up, dark does not even cover this book, take notice of the warnings and do not read if you feel this is not the book for you !!! I hate to read bad reviews that comment people could not even finish the book.. because this book delivers what it says it would.

Caesar ~ A man who likes the peace & quiet he believes he saves those who live in hell by giving them their Goodbye's.

Mateo lives in a whole different world created by what
May 03, 2016 rated it liked it

Okay, so this one has been labelled "the darkest book out there". OF COURSE I HAD TO READ IT.
Is it the darkest book I've ever read? Easily, yes. Whatever trigger you may have, it freaking pushes it. Physical and emotional abuse, necrophilia, relationship that is more than forbidden, and more and more and more.

The first 50% of the book was AMAZING.
And ever since something certain went downhill and kind of dragged. The authors did this thing I really hate whe
Usually, the more dark and disturbing a book is, the more likely it is that I'm going to love it. What can I say, I love a good dark read! Unfortunately, this book had troves of depraved content and yet it fell flat for me anyway.

I just never felt a connection with any of the characters, which is crucial to my enjoyment of a story. It probably didn't help that the story was told from multiple POVs, with timelines overlapping. Usually, I don't mind having multiple viewpoints, but this time aroun
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
Full review. Below.

"""Ok I can't put my words together to make coherent sentences at the mo. I need time to recover before I can put my thoughts toward a review.
Please please read and listen to the disclaimers.this book is not for the fain hearted.
This being said it is an amazing tale. I need book two."""

Review part two.
This will not be a full long-winded blog review, I for one hate them. I like to be able to read the story for myself and have the full effect without already knowing what will
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta
Ok so several kitten videos later I have come up with some words.

I shouldn’t love this story.
It’s disturbing and wrong.
It has me questioning everything, including everyone.
I have never read a more disturbing story.
I have never loved a story more.
If there was ever an author that I would want to tell a story like this it is these two women.
Mary and Ashleigh have told a tale that should not be told.
But they did.
And they did it with no holds bar. It was all put out there.
And they did i
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

I'm not kidding. Read the disclaimer, twice.

Dirty. Raw. Gritty. Emotional. This story will make you question everything you were taught when it comes to right or wrong.

I must be a sick individual for loving something so horrendously disgusting. Your boundaries are going to be pushed, thrown to the side. Do not be ashamed if you have to walk away and come back.
There are not many things that turn my stomach and keep me intrigued at the same time, this book did. Just when I t
I need some time to ruminate on a star rating...
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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'Q' aka CoCo
Aug 14, 2015 rated it liked it
I don't know how to review this without sounding completely jaded. It probably contained damn near every taboo known to man. Some of them were even gag worthy, and the warning doesn't even begin to prepare you. At first, though the content was difficult at times, I was engrossed in the story simply because I had never read the like. A new and interesting plot line, it sucked me in and kept me turning the pages, despite cringing at the content.
The scenes are discussed from all POV's, and this is
First few chapters...
This happens...
Some of this…
Kept on reading…. Thoughts racing through my mind...
My reaction to a lot of things...
After finishing the book…
Yes I enjoyed it! Is very dark so...WARNING ~*~ Not for the faint hearted ~*~
KC  -- Reading Is My Superpower

I really wish sometimes that there was an option for more than 5 stars, because in this situation, The Goodbye Man needs more than 5.

I have been sitting on this review for a couple of days because I have been trying to get my thoughts together in order to give justice to the book without giving any of its secrets away.

Let me start by saying this:

WARNING!!!!! If you do NOT like dark, crazy, twisted, what the hell did I just read, where did the author come up with that because I think she may bel
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Title: The Goodbye Man (Red Market #1)
Author: Mary E. Palmerin & A. Giannoccaro
Category: Dark
POV: Multiple POVs
Characters: 4
Plot: 5
HEA: Are you kidding?

Ahem, yes, this book messed with my head and feelings. I have never read anything so unique and DARKKKKK before. And I mean, very dark.
To the story first.
We meet Svetlana. A young woman living on the
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book will make you question everything you've ever thought you knew about what was right and wrong, what makes a person good or bad, and exactly is good or evil. Keep in mind everything I say here could be totally the opposite of what the writer intended. Because I honestly don't know what I was supposed to take away from it. I can only tell you my feelings, while staying vague enough that I don't give away any of the plot. This is definite
Holy Shit!!!

Full Review Here..

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Heed the warnings!!! They are there for a reason and in this case it was not an exaggeration ..
You either will Love this story or Hate it, I don't see how there can be an in between..

One of these authors must be familiar with the South Bronx because the vibes, imagery and street names were on point reason being I grew up in Hunts Point and glad to say my parents were able to shelter me from most of what went on.. But I still saw ALOT..
This was an extremely dark read
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