Updated: Oct 21
TORTURED SOULS is Book 2 in the REBELS OF SANDLAND series by Nikki J Summers. It is a New Adult standalone. (But you really want to read the entire series in sequence to be sure to get the most out of it and TOTALLY RECOMMEND the audiobooks, narrated by Shane East and Faye Adele!)
Well researched, despair, grief and hope, lastly healing, Tortured Souls is a book that perfectly balanced on the thin line between despair and hope. The story starts with a tragedy, making you think that nothing can be salvaged from the ruins of the lives it impacts. But when unlikely new friendships are formed, old loyalties and genuine kindness carry the main characters (as well as many of the supporting cast) through to start healing.
The narrators do an amazing job, as always, to bring the characters and action to live, while the author's superb writing carries the reader on sure foot through the turbulence of intense emotions, love, redemption and true friendship. She manages to convincingly turn sworn enemies to be closer than you would ever have expected and villains who are left standing alone in their lonely grapple for influence and power.
I was so deeply moved by the narrative that I shed tears more than once, I laughed, and at times felt, as if my heart was flowing over to bursting point.
Tortured Souls isn't the first of the author's books I've read, or better, listened to. And it won't be the last, either!
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Nikki J Summers
Nikki J Summers is a British author who was born and raised in Birmingham, the home of the Peaky Blinders. She currently lives in Staffordshire with her husband, two children, a cavapoo called Poppy, and two guinea pigs, Cookie and Blaize. She writes U.K. based new adult and dark romance stories about morally grey heroes who would burn the world to save their heroine. Those heroines usually save themselves, but the heroes are always by their side holding the matches. Much like her soldiers, she wears many masks; schoolteacher, romance writer, wife, mother, daughter, sister... the list is endless, but she loves wearing every single one of them. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her curled up with a good book or bingeing a Netflix box set. She loves to hear from readers, so please feel free to reach out.