Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Devastate (Deliver #4) by Pam Godwin: Release Blitz Review

Blurb:

“What is the price you’re willing to pay?”
“Money isn’t an issue.”
“I’m not talking about money.”

Tate is on the hunt to find his best friend’s sister.
Eleven years ago, Lucia Dias was abducted. Presumed dead. He never met her, so why does he care?
Some might call his efforts noble, but his motivation is more perverse, bordering on obsession.

When he follows a chilling lead to Venezuela’s Kidnap Alley, what he finds is neither a corpse nor a captive.

Amid poisonous lies and crippling depravity, the price of love is devastation.
And he pays.
With his body, his blood, and her life.

 


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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

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Michelle's Review:

All I can think after finishing Devastate by Pam Godwin is, dang, that book was intense with a capital I! It is intense. It is daaark. It is gritty and gory even, it is pulse-racing, and it is absolutely incredible. As much as I wanted a sweet love story for Tate after his commitment and devotion to Camila, you kind of have to know that that sort of thing just isn't in the cards for Van and his victims. When Mr. Grey says he doesn't do hearts and flowers, just know that he doesn't have a thing on Mr. Vades. Devastate is, well, devastating. There is heartbreak and disappointment, oh, and then there's torture, but there is also hope and love and, yes, even joy. As far as the Deliver series and I am concerned, Pam Godwin can do no wrong whatsoever.

I have often used the word roller coaster to describe books before, but after reading this one, I'm going to have to reevaluate my definition as I don't believe I have ever read a book with more ups and downs than this one. A true roller coaster for your blood pressure, emotions, and nerves, there are more twists and turns than I could have ever expected and just when you think you have taken all this author can give and are finally in the clear, we come to find she has a few more tricks up her sleeve, leaving you frustrated and thoroughly fulfilled at the very same time.

Tate, Van, and especially Lucia are all badass to the extreme. Lucia has been through absolute hell for years upon years and the fact that she is still alive and still sane is testament to her incredible fortitude and perseverance and the cunning it takes to keep one step ahead of such a despicable and psychotic man. Though I don't admire, or even like, Van and Lucia's actions, the motivation behind them is somewhat understandable while their strength is undeniable. We've always known Tate as a good man, but the real shocker in this one for me was Van. The somewhat softer side of Van, complete with vulnerabilities and compassion, in this book gained him a whole lot of respect in mine and the in depth look into his ownership of, and repentance for, his past crimes, the hurt kept locked deep down inside him, and his willingness to sacrifice to make things right, actually brought tears to my eyes more than once.

Van, oh Van. Van has always been one of my favorite characters in this series, as much as I feel sort of unhinged just admitting it, and the journey he has taken over the course of the last three books had been far longer and broader than I ever could have imagined. Van was thoroughly intriguing in Deliver, vulnerable and endearing in Vanquish, but this time, he has, once and for all, actually been completely redeemed in my mind. I honestly can't believe how completely crazy I sound right now after all the hell that this man has unleashed on unsuspecting victims, but judging by the insight we gained in his book, his actions in this book, and his intentions with Tate, Van is a changed man who is self-sacrificing, understanding, empathetic, and, dare I say, good?

Devastate had me hooked from the first word and physically incapable of putting it down or thinking of anything else until the very last, a book so wrought with tension and suspense you will be left shocked, appalled, reeling, and yet, completely and utterly satisfied. If you love a good dark read, you are looking for your next thrill, love the characters in this series as much as I do, or admire Pam Godwin's work, Devastate is a must read. You will not be disappointed.

*complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

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