Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

Rating: 5-Stars

Summary on Goodreads.

"The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Fearful and reclusive, he senses what others cannot. Though bars confine him every minute of every day, he marries magical visions of golden horses running beneath the prison, heat flowing like molten metal from their backs, with the devastating violence of prison life.

Two outsiders venture here: a fallen priest, and the Lady, an investigator who searches for buried information from prisoners' pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal, innocence and guilt, honor and corruption-ultimately revealing shocking secrets of her own..." [+ More].

Oh! How I loved this one. When I finished it I went to Google the author and found out that she is the same author of The Child Finder, another favorite.

Is it possible to get to love a killer on death row? In this book it is; the way Denfeld portraits the criminals really made me feel for them. Hell, I almost cried at the end! Almost - because I am a hard bitch. But damn it, I did tear a bit.

I love when the bad guy gets what is coming to him, and in this book, at least one of the bad guys, got it. Oh! How I liked that.

Some people complained about the lack of names of the characters but this is one of the things that I really liked. The Lady didn't need a name for me.

Someone also said "is this book written by a 5 years old?" Really? Wow!

And another one, "the writer seriously needs to take some creative writing classes and learn structure, flow and depth," and wow! - again.

I couldn't put the book down until I finished. It was hypnotic for me.

Some little things here and there I didn't like, but nothing to make me love the book less.