Review: Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher
Release Date: April 5, 2014
Age: Adult, 17+
Genre: Dark, Contemporary, Suspense, Kidnapping, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
($.99 ebooks for limited time at Amazon and BN)

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat... and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.
When I was reading this book, I felt like I was holding my breath. I was suffocating in a need and then I was part of the story. I was so involved in Tarryn's words that I was affected wholly around every corner and every surprise. This book will stay with me and haunt me and possibly take over my brain at some point. There aren't words to describe the tight feeling in my chest when I look at the cover or the chills that consume my body when I think about the plot.
"You are a stillness. And I tried to move you. It didn't work. But that doesn't mean you didn't move me. " 
This book is a secret. A dark and twisted secret built and built and built on pain and self reflection. It's a book that you as a reader will try to figure out and wrap your head around but until you finish the story and put it down you will be so absorbed and lost that coherent thoughts may not be possible. It's beautiful and it's broken, and I loved it.

Of all the books I've read, this book has by far the most highlighted passages.
"Every minute you spent getting to know me, I got to know me."
Not only is Mud Vein dark it is also a beautifully imperfect love story, a story about the tie that two people have and the pain it causes and the suffering it endures. Soul mates. The story is not words on a page it is a movie playing in my brain, Tarryn's words are exhausting. They're perfect and digestible, they're memorable and painful. She's the best and if you disagree, we can't be friends.

I spent this review talking about my feelings for the book as a sort of therapy, I can't get over this book. I did not dissect the story because I want you to be just as lost and miserable as I was. Go on.

I recommend this book to fans of: Karina Halle, Tarryn Fisher (duh), C.J. Roberts, Kathryn Perez, and J.A. Redmerski.


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