Title: Violets & Violence
Author: Morgan Parker
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Published: December 15, 2014
Violet has magical talent. She can levitate, walk through glass, and be in two places at one time. What happens when Violet discovers true magic in the arms of a new man?
Luke Kemble enjoys the luxury of having Violet, all of her magic and all of her beauty, all to himself. What happens to Luke’s illusion of reality when he and the love of his life are threatened by another man, a dangerous one that holds grudges and anger?
Carter Borden never fully recovered from the heartbreak of his ex-wife leaving him. What happens to a damaged man who begins to believe in magic once again?
Follow two men — Luke and Carter — as they learn the one truth about Violet’s magic (that it’s an only an illusion) and the one truth about her love (that it’s not)
Read on for my thoughts on Violets & Violence. No true spoilers, promise.
I’m not even going to send you to the next page. I cannot truly review this one without giving away important (In My Opinion) spoilers. So let’s cover the very basics.
Violet is an amazing magician. She is magical on the stage. One night during a show an audience member joins her on the stage. The rest, as they say is history – or the story. The story is told through the viewpoints of the two men in Violet’s life. Luke, not only her manager, but her love, her only love for a long time. Carter, still reeling from a divorce, he is broken but stating to mend as Violet’s love rushes through his life. Was illusion only for the stage or did it flow over into Violet’s personal life as well?
Reading Violets & Violence was like peeling an onion, layer after layer until you finally reach the core. I honestly cannot say more or I will give away key parts of their story.
If you love mysteries and thrillers – you won’t be disappointed. If you love romance – there is plenty of steamy loving going on. If you love trying to figure out a magician’s secrets – I dare you to figure out the finish.
It’s a 4 outta 5 rating for me. I really enjoyed this one. It was a slow, detailed builder of a story. Even now, I’m still not sure I know all of Violet’s magic tricks. Read it for yourself – I think you’ll find a wonderful love story at the middle of a mystery.
*I received an e-ARC of Violets & Violence from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*