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If You Wrong Us by Dawn Klehr
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it was amazing
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IF YOU WRONG US is a darkly appealing and incredibly chilling read. It’s a story that lulls the reader into a false sense of security as at first glance everything appears to be normal. It is only as the story progresses that the author introduces elements that hint that not all is as it seems, giving the reader a nagging sense of wrongness that will continue to grow as things become darker and more disturbing. And with alternating points of view that allow for a glimpse into the minds of characters who are frightening, devious, calculating, cunning, slightly unbalanced, vindictive, this twisty-turny tale will be positively riveting.

Johnny Vega’s world came undone when he lost his mother in a fatal car crash that was ruled an accident. He came undone. And he didn’t know how to put the pieces of his shattered existence back together. At least not until he met Becca Waters who gave him a reason to pick himself back up, who gave him something to focus on other than his loss, who gave him an outlet for his anger.

Losing her identical twin sister in the crash that killed Johnny’s mom was like losing a piece of herself. As much as her sister’s controlling ways always bothered Becca, Brit’s absence was infinitely worse. Especially because she felt partly responsible for the crash that she was certain was no accident.

And the only way she could think of to ease her guilt would to be ensure that justice was served and that the person responsible for Brit’s death would not go unpunished.

Love and loss, vengeance, hate and heartbreak become inextricably interwoven in this fascinating and disquieting story of gamesmanship, manipulation, retaliation, revenge. Author Dawn Klehr has penned an absolutely thrilling story that will keep readers engaged and will leave them feeling uneasy and unsettled. She created characters who are sure to surprise, irk, repulse, horrify. She gradually peeled away their facades, revealing their true natures, uncovered their secrets, plots and schemes, and gave them a chance at redemption.

IF YOU WRONG US is shocking, suspenseful, and masterfully written. Each detail is inserted at just the right moment for maximum effect. Each twist is unexpected. Each turn of events takes the story to an even darker place.

This is not a story for the faint-of-heart. It is designed to make readers feel ill at ease, to give them goosebumps, to make their blood run cold. The romance is not of the feel-good variety. It is obsessive, unhealthy, codependent. The author does not promise an ending anywhere in the vicinity of happy.

What she does guarantee is a deliciously disconcerting and simply amazing read.

Original GR comments:
Oh now that was awesome. So creepy. And disturbing. And I love the twist. Love the way the story just keeps getting darker and darker. Super fast read. And the ending with those possibilities... Totally rocks. Will not reveal who I loved or hated or why. But the author definitely made me feel things about her characters.

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Reading Progress

October 5, 2015 – Started Reading
October 5, 2015 – Shelved
October 5, 2015 – Shelved as: for-review
October 5, 2015 –
79.0% "Oh this is sooo good and creepy and disturbing. I think I know where this is headed... Am nervous... Love it!"
October 5, 2015 – Finished Reading

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