Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Ker Dukey
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: June 8, 2020
Some want shiny new toys to play with—others want blood.
Mona Walters dreams of adventure, of a world beyond the shoreline she’s confined to. She yearns for vibrancy in her dull, mundane existence, but succumbs to the bleakness.
Until the necklace her sister wore the night she was brutally murdered shows up on her door wrapped in a neat bow, fueling her to run away and seek out the person responsible for stealing her sister’s life.
Mona wished for more—for color in her gray world.
What she didn’t realize was just how much more she would get.
And that the world outside her own was soaked in red—blood red.
The world she dreamed of is made of nightmares.
A rich, influential world of two brothers—and once they have her in their sights, they plan to keep her there.
Her father kept her secluded for a reason.
Be careful what you wish for.
There’s a thief out there, and he’s coming for Mona’s heart.
Ker Dukey is an International bestselling author based in the United Kingdom.
Dark Romance, Psychological Thriller, New Adult Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Erotic Romance. Ker, is an international bestselling author, with over thirty titles published. Her titles have held multiple #1 bestseller banners and have had rights sold to numerous countries.
In addition to being an author, Ker is an annoying wife and a mother of three children + one dog (who thinks he’s human.) She has a passion for reading and binge-watching crime documentaries.
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Ker Dukey’s take on the Sinister Fairy Tales collection is a dark retelling of Moana. But since I haven’t watched the full movie animation (I only listened to the clips of the songs), I will base my review not with a parallel perspective on its insliration, but based on the actual plot of the story.
First off, I really like the premise of The Heart Thief which gave an in-depth view of how it’s like to live in a cult-like sociwty that brainwashes its members.
The murder mystery aspect of the story also added another layer of intrigue in the story. I loved how things slowly began to unravel as each of the character’s motivations in the story has been revealed.
The trio’s story (Colt, Mona, and Cash) were all intertwined. I loved how the past and present began to unfold and we saw what really drives the personalities of these characters.
There was great depiction between the tropical setting as a plot device of this story. As someone in a tropical country, I really do appreciate the accurate descriptions.
Overall, this book is an enjoyable read for someone looking for escapist romance literature. This being an adult version of Moana doesn’t diminish the fact that it’s also one hell of a story!