I read this in the anthology Black Water
The short stories are pretty sad/sick with the victims having a horrible story. This fit right in. I loved that the bad guys didn't get away.
3-1/2 stars and that's mostly for the ending. I wouldn't say it was a cliffhanger ending but there were a ton of situations that weren't resolved. And the romance, to me, came out of nowhere. I thought there were another couple who cared for each other. Maybe it will make more sense in book #2.
I never thought I'd say out loud (well in my head actually) that I like Hugh. He was such a dick in the Kate Daniels' series that I didn't think it would happen.
I loved that two people who are so "different" can find someone that will take them as-is. Can't wait to read more about this couple (well I did already because I read the last Kate Daniels' book and they were in it but you know what I mean).
It's hard to categorize this book because I'm not sure if the place is real. Is it a type of purgatory or some dystopian alternative world? This feels like a super gritty, non-religious Pilgrim's Progress to me. I'm wondering if I'm the only one who thought that. I'm not sure if I'll listen/read to the rest of the series. Maybe if I had been high I would have understood it.