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Figure Eight

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  522 ratings  ·  134 reviews
Dear Selah,
Do you remember me?
Of course you don’t. So I’m going to give you a refresher course.
I’ve known you for years and years. We used to have beautiful conversations. There was no one that knew you better than me. We were handmade for each other.
Lately, it’s become achingly obvious you’re miserable. You’ve moved back home to take care of your ailing mother. You’ve
Paperback, 318 pages
Published March 25th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published March 10th 2017)
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Hulya Kara Yuksel
Fuuuck! Wait? Whaaaat?

All right! I confess, 40% of the book was very, very slow and I thought I think I'll give this book 2 or maybe 3 stars but then 2nd part came... Pheeew after that I was spinning around like a maniac. I was like OMG what the hell is going on here and I tried to guess how it will end but nothing, I mean nothing prepared to me that mind blowing ending...


I highly recommend it. ;)
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of dark psyche
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Type: Standalone
POV: Shifting - Multiple

Selah Kerrington moved back to her hometown to take care of her deteriorating mother. The changed of location and lifestyle proved to be difficult for her until she met someone who shared her passion and brought up a hope when she needed the most. However, her path to happiness was paved with obstacles that she needed to navigate around.

I started this book with no preconceived notion because I can't gauge what it's a
Jennifer Kyle
What to do when you loved the writing and storyline UNTIL the big reveal and ending...

Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, mystery, favorites
10 Stars

"The truth is a powerful thing. When it’s suppressed for such a long time and then suddenly set free, it doesn’t come quietly; it attacks you from the inside out, forcing you to feel every last lie and deception you were holding onto."

Holy Crap!! This book is amazing, fantastic, wonderful, PHENOMENAL! I loved each page, each, paragraph, each sentence, each word of it! this book made my day or maybe week! I’ve finished it but I can not stop thinking about it! this story is told in such a
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.75 “Am I Crazy? Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“In the end we’re all made up of secrets”.

Well this was one hell of an eye opener and I feel like my mind is not my own right now. I’m confused, saddened, and just down right not okay! I guess this is what happens when you read a Calia Read book and your emotions get tangled up in this Web of uncertainty that takes you to the unknown. So what do you do when something like that happens? You dive right in.

Moving back to your hometown to take care of a mother

Selah Kerrington is a 33 year-old elementary school teacher who returns home to care for her sick mother. Always having been a quiet and rather introspective person, Selah becomes aware of stares and hushed whispers from strangers who observe the signs. In keeping her focus on her mother’s well-being, Selah tries to do the best she can as provider and protector from interlopers but she also has her own demons she is trying to keep at bay.

“There are very few places in the world where I feel c
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!

My second book by Calia Read and again she has blown my mind with this story. It got my attention right from the start even though I wasn't sure where it was leading and with it's multiple pov which I'm not a fan of but with story it made perfect sense. Fast paced with twists and turns emotionally packed had me wondering what was real and what wasn't. At one point I got cocky thinking I had it all figured out just to realize I was totally wrong! I couldn't put it down I kept going ove
Shannon Moore
Mar 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Um, quick question... WTF DID I JUST READ?!

This book has been the biggest mind fuck since I read Prisoned by Marni Mann.

It starts out slow and confusing. I was bored. I didn't really care what happened. But one of my blog girls loved it so I figured I would stick it out.

Then things took a turn for the crazy. I thought I was going to pull my hair out, I tell you. This was the most frustrating thing I've ever read. I had theories and concepts but nothing was adding up (though in the end I was p
Dilek VT
Feb 09, 2017 marked it as maybe-later
Recommended to Dilek VT by: Hulya Kara Yuksel
Shelves: no-love-story
Oh, this is so not what I wanted...
There is no love story or an obsessive lover/stalker in it, which was what I expected... The blurb sounded like that (to me)...
No stalker / no obsessive lover--> Hence, no deal!

So, maybe later...

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This was totally not my usual read but OMG! What an a amazing book. I had no idea what would happen next. What a complex storyline. Amazing twists and turns and a refreshing plot that will have you guessing till the end!
Full review to come...
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
4 mind fuck stars

Say what?

This book is one of the biggest mind-fucks I've read, and that's saying something in and of itself.

I swear, the entire time that I was reading this book, my mind was scrambling over itself trying to get to the core of the story, so kudos to Read for that. It's one of those books that you'd either love, or hate, because there is no middle ground with it.

Selah, a 33 year old aspiring writer, and a lonely woman hungry for someone to understand and love her, meets a man onl
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Hm.... what to say?
Everybody needs to decide if they want to read this book. I read it. It was ok. I kept reading because I wanted to see how it would end, but now that I'm done, I'm kinda disappointed.
I hate books with no romance... (view spoiler)
The different POVs will confuse many readers. I don't know if the writing with Calia's books is always like that, or if it's Selah's way of telling the story, but I had the feeling that a good editor would've made th
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-release
5 Stars!

This is one of those books where you can't really say anything because it's best for the readers to go in blind. All I can say is that it was amazing and unlike anything I've read lately. It had me on the edge of my seat with my heart beating fast and my mind racing fast trying to keep up and figure out what on earth is going on. Some might find the first half or so slow but don't give up on it because it's just laying out the groundwork for the second half and the big reveal at the end
Michelle Tikal
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a book where you read and read and you think everything is great and then BAM you realize nothing, and I mean nothing, is as it seems? You know the complete and total mindf*ck read where you have to double back to look for clues and try to find what you missed or where things went wrong? These are some of my favorites. They make me feel a little crazy myself for not seeing more, not feeling more, not having that intuition that something more is going on and yet, when you find ...more
Yiota Misiou
Mar 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Θα κρατήσω μόνο αυτό από όλο το βιβλίο λέγοντας, μακάρι να τελείωνε εδώ...

"You want to tell her to hold on a bit longer. You want to tell her that she’s lucky because much worse things are happening in the world to people. Yet that’s the thing about pain; it’s equal opportunity and yet never strikes every person the same.

I whisper into your ear that what needs to change is everyone. Everyone needs to acknowledge that everyone is fucked up. Everyone is broken. Everyone is going through their ow
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
I am really confused as to the point this book tried to make. Was it (view spoiler) No shit! I would've never guessed it without you slapping me in the face with it. Seriously. The only thing accomplished by that ending was making me regret the emotional investement I've already put in this story to begin with because I thought it was going somewhere. Anywhere.

The only justification I have for my rating is because of the big reveal being so
Vanessa (nessreads)
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

5+++++ Stars!!!

There are so many things running through my head right now that I can't even deal! This book. THIS! BOOK! Damn, it f***ed with my mind. Half of the time I didn't even know what was going on. The twists and turns, kept my head spinning. This book will keep you guessing until the very end.

This book consumed me. It sucked me in, it crawled under my skin and embedded itself in my bones. The words weaved themselves in my veins and flowed t
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, drama, mental

For me Figure Eight was quite un-expecting. I loved the story! It has a sad poignant message that had me choked up a number of times. I’m sure that it will get to everyone reading the book.
The first part of the book was strangely boring but still I could not stop reading, it had a feel of imminent danger lurking. And suddenly the writing became so engrossing that I could not put it down. I loved the way the author was able to deliver on characterisations and describing surroundings. I could almo
'Q' aka CoCo
When I read the blurb, I got really excited. It sounded like some crazy stalker guy from Selah's past was going to make a reappearance in her life. After starting the book, it wasn't immediately obvious that this wasn't the case, but it was becoming clearer that this mystery voice didn't mean her any harm. That was fine--it wasn't the dark psychological suspense I was expecting, but I slogged through anyway, though it was slow going...very slow going.

At about 40%, Selah has a conversation with J
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
I really loved this author's The Surviving Trace so naturally I wanted to read more from her.

Sadly, I didn't like this. The writing was great, but the book was just not my cup of tea, I was reading it just to get to the big reveal, and when it happened I was left disappointed.
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
She did it. Calia did it again. She got me. This girl got me all shook up right to my core. She got me moved in and situated into my nice, new cozy corner, rocking away very nervously. She even supplied me the cozy straight jacket and blindfold.

“The truth is a powerful thing. When it’s suppressed for such a long time and then suddenly set free, it doesn’t come quietly; it attacks you from the inside out, forcing you to feel every last lie and deception you were holding onto. No matter how painfu
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Review to come.
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Figure Eight by Calia Read
3.5 stars!!!

“Well, your nest is getting ready to fall. So it’s either fall or fly. Little bird that I love the most, what are you going to do?”

As ever, Calia Read’s writing was impeccable, this author never fails to draw me into a story and hold me captive for its entirety. Calia Read’s words are like poetry, where you feel the timbre, the resonance and are lulled into the melody the more you read. That has not changed.

“You seem to forget that I’m yo
Cézanne Hayden-Dilbert
"Selah, not so long ago you needed me. You relied on me. I was your comfort. Your escape. But you left me. Patiently, I’ve been waiting for you to come back. You haven’t."

The moment I finished Figure Eight I knew I would have a book hangover. This was one of the most complex and intriguing books that I have ever read. When it was all over, I wondered what on earth did I just read. Was everything as I thought it was?  This book not only got to me emotionally and mentally, it made me want to re-re
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Wow...that's really what comes to mind when I think of this book. With Calia Read's signature mind fuckery, I was blown away. Once the story took off, I couldn't wrap my arms around anything and questioned every single thing. Totally unexpected and addictive, Figure Eight will keep you guessing until the very end.
This is a hard book to review without spoiling anything so just read it and be blown away by this author's writing and storytelling.
The underlying message within this story
Paula  Phillips
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
At first, I have to admit I didn't know what to expect as from the first page I thought that Selah - the main female character was a serial murderer or something as for why else would they interview a year later. The book then jumped to prior the incident, and in that prologue, we weren't given much as an indication of what Selah had done. In the book, we meet Selah who has left her job as a teacher and come home to look after her mother who is sick and has dementia/Alzheimer's. Selah has been l ...more
Lily Flower
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Totally confused

This book is different from the books I have read. Different story and characters. From beginning I knew there is something wrong with characters and knew which character was suffering.
This story it's not love story just to let you know. You need to take your chances here.
Jamie Lynn
When you read a book and it has you on the edge of your seat and consumed with nervous jittery tension; you anticipate the bomb drop so you can piece everything together, it's the best reader high there is! I can tell you hands down I will be making all of my reader friends grab this book and read it immediately!

Figure Eight is everything that you would expect from a Calia Read novel, and if you haven’t read any of her books before then get ready for an insane ride.

This review is proving much ha
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mental-illness
First, I'm going to say I disagree with this one being labeled dark, I don't feel it was dark, but more mental illness. And I'm not even sure it could be called a romance, although there was dating in the story, just not at all very romantic.

The book was just an ok read for me, if I could I would rate it a 3.5.
Briana Pacheco
"In the end we're all made up of secrets."

If you like psychological suspense novels, then PICK THIS UP.

Okay, I went into this not knowing anything. Everyone's reviews said the same thing; I don't want to spoil the huge twist. Well, shit, I was getting mad because I needed to know what the story was about. It's just how I am. I don't mind spoilers.

Well, I'm going to do what everyone is afraid to do. ;)

Figure Eight is about a woman (Selah) who returns home to take care of her severely depressed mo
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