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Rotten Peaches by Lisa de Nikolits

4.5 STARS!


Rotten Peaches is a gripping epic filled with disturbing and unforgettable insights into the human condition. Love, lust, race and greed. How far will you go? Two women. Two men. One happy ending. It takes place in Canada, the U.S. and South Africa. Nature or nurture. South Africa, racism and old prejudices — these are hardly old topics but what happens when biological half-siblings meet with insidious intentions? Can their moral corruption be blamed on genetics — were they born rotten to begin with? And what happens when they meet up with more of their ilk? What further havoc can be wreaked, with devastating familial consequences?

"Wow. Just wow. Lisa de Nikolits’ Rotten Peaches blew me away. A dark, compulsive, and addictive story in which the characters’ secrets and needs conflict with each other and fold back in on themselves in an ever-tightening noose, Rotten Peaches will keep readers gripped until the very last page. Highly recommended!"
—Karen Dionne, internationally bestselling author of The Marsh King’s Daughter


Book Details:
Genre: Noir Suspense Thriller
Published by: Inanna Poetry & Fiction Series
Publication Date: September 20th 2018
Number of Pages: 300
ISBN: 1771335297 (ISBN13: 9781771335294)

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I am not a killer. I just fell in love with the wrong man. I went too far this time, and there’s no going back. There’s no going anywhere, period. I nearly stayed afloat, but my luck ran out. Luck, that mystical mythical glue that holds the shards of despair together and makes life navigable. But fragmented despair, that’s what sinks you.
It’s the middle of the day and the ghost of a cat walks across my bed. I am hidden in the downy softness of bleach-laundered sheets, sheets ironed with starch and cleansed of their filthy sins by scalding Catholic water.
The bed is high and wide and the pillows are like clouds ripped from a summer’s sky. I bury my head in cotton balls, puffy meringues and whipped cream, and try to ignore the ghost of the cat that is walking the length of my back.
The cat settles at my feet but it gets up again and pads along my legs. When it first started its prowl, I sat up and reached for it but, like all ghosts, it immediately vanished and waited for me to turn away before settling in a warm, heavy lump against my side. Its weight is comforting in a way, like being massaged by the hand of God, but it isn’t God. It can’t be,because God, like luck, has left the building of my life.
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Excerpt from Rotten Peaches by Lisa de Nikolits. Copyright © 2018 by Lisa de Nikolits. Reproduced with permission from Lisa de Nikolits. All rights reserved.


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Bake Your Way To Happiness by Lisa de Nikolits
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In addition to Lisa's amazing new thriller, she's also released a new cookbook. To celebrate she's sharing the recipe for one of the South African desserts mentioned in Rotten Peaches!



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Author Bio:

Lisa de Nikolits


Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits has lived in Canada since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy and has lived in the U.S.A., Australia and Britain. Her seventh novel, No Fury Like That will be published in Italian, under the title Una furia dell'altro mondo, in 2019. Previous works include The Hungry Mirror, West of Wawa, A Glittering Chaos, Witchdoctor’s Bones; Between The Cracks She Fell and The Nearly Girl. Lisa lives and writes in Toronto and her very new book, Rotten Peaches is hot off the press to reader and literary acclaim. Lisa a member of the Sisters in Crime, Toronto Chapter, Sisters in Crime, Mesdames of Mayhem, The International Thriller Writers.


MY REVIEW -
Well I have to admit I wasn't too sure about this one at first. Being a huge fan of Lisa's and loving literally everything she writes - I thought I was going to be disappointed - I am glad I was wrong!

This is not your usual - "fall in love with because you love all the characters and can identify with them" - there is nothing fluffy about this book!
This is your - "fall in love with because you HATE all the characters and are glad that you are not like them!"
You may ask "Why would I want a book like that?" Oh come-on! Don't we all love to hate those characters?? It's fun to read about them, fun to hate them, and we are so glad that they are nothing like our own life (or maybe they are, lol). I do love me a great "bad guy" and this book is full of them! I think it is just as hard to create a consistently bad character as it is good one, maybe even harder actually!

Where some stories are all about the beautiful scenery, others are about the mystery - this one is very character driven. Who they are, what they are, their past, and their intertwining lives. I read in a couple reviews the word "disturbed" LOL that is actually a very good description for them.

This is a spider webby tale that you won't understand the connection until much later. Even though it is filled with horrible things you just can't stop reading! It is addictive that's for sure.
Expertly written... as usual!
This is not my absolute favorite by Lisa - but still a winner!!!

Just one thing I don't understand - Lisa... How do you sleep at night?? Haha!


I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Partners in Crime Tours Thank You!!

 

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3 comments:

  1. I have this book in my "up next" pile and after reading your review, really looking forward to reading it.

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  2. Thank you very much for this wonderful review! LOL, I really don't sleep much and now we know why!

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