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Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer - Demelza Carlton

4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
There are real monsters out there. The worst part is that they're human.

They took her away from me.
I mumbled a protest through the haze of pain and exhaustion that had turned me into little more than a zombie. I'll never be able to watch a zombie movie again without remembering this night, I thought.
"It's all right - we have to move her to take care of her. She's hurt worse than you," I was told. "We need to treat you, too. There's a gunshot wound in your shoulder."
One of the hospital staff looked grim and came over. She started firing questions at me.
"Name?"
"Nathan Miller."
"What happened?"
"I was shot."
"By whom?"
"A homicidal lunatic with a gun and bad aim."
"Her name?"
"Caitlin Lockyer."
"What happened to her?"
"Looks like someone tried to kill her."

Nathan found Caitlin on a beach covered in blood. Saving her life was just the start. Now he's the prime suspect and he has to find out who's really responsible. Both of their lives depend on it.
Who hurt her?
Why was he shot?
What did he promise?
Why doesn't his story add up?
Who was the dead man on the beach?
What will she remember when she wakes up?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Demelza Carlton has always loved the ocean, but on her first snorkelling trip she found she was afraid of fish.
She has since swum with sea lions, sharks and sea cucumbers and stood on spray-drenched cliffs over a seething sea as a seven-metre cyclonic swell surged in, shattering a shipwreck below.
Sensationalist spin? No - Demelza tends to take a camera with her so she can capture and share the moment later; shipwrecks, sharks and all.
Demelza now lives in Perth, Western Australia, the shark attack capital of the world.
The bestselling Ocean's Gift series was her first foray into fiction, followed by the Nightmares trilogy.
If you'd like to know more about Demelza or the background behind her books, you can check out her website - HERE

MY REVIEW -
I had kind of a love/hate relationship with this book, well not really hate more like confusion. As a whole - I did end up liking the book and it did get better as I read on, but there were lots of unanswered questions that I don't think (in my opinion) should have been left unanswered. It just left me feeling confused. I kept feeling like I had missed a book, like I was reading book 2.

First of all (and this has nothing to do with the story) I really did not like the cover! Through the whole book Caitlin is terrified and on the cover it just looks like she is yelling, not really scared and Nathan keeps saying how beautiful she is and I don't think she is beautiful on the cover. So... I guess, don't judge a book by its cover!

The character development was pretty good - the problem is that I am not sure I liked either of the main characters. Nathan, you didn't really know him at all - who he really was, who he worked for etc. and Caitlin was just a mess. I did love how at the end she got some "girl power".

So you might be wondering. With all that said why did I even give it 4 stars? Well as strange and confusing as this books was - I really did like it! And I really wanted to know what was going to happen, it was very "edgy" like nothing I had read before - so Kudos for that!

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The linking of the books (to be officially renamed in Feb.)-

Book 3 - Heidi
Book 4 - Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer
Ugh! This is a hard one. Well not really. Both Heidi and Caitlin have been through a lot - Heidi with both her parents gone and being dumped by her aunt on a grandfoather she didn't even know and then being stripped from that and made to live with strangers. She also had nightmares, cried, screamed and even started sleepwalking.
So her character was very similar to Caitlin.

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