Author: Ker Dukey
Genre: Dark Romance/Erotic Suspense
I am a brother I am a police detective I am a contract killer I don’t want to love I don’t want to feel I don’t want … EMPATHY.
They say some people are born with decreased activity in the front central lobe causing them a deficiency in empathy. Maybe that’s true about me but whether I was born this way or created in a moment of evil, empathy was something I didn’t possess until her green eyes met mine in the mirror and I couldn’t take her life. I didn’t want to feel, didn’t want this woman in my life complicating how I lived but she was there at every turn. Sent to haunt me for my sins. Her light so bright she provoked a shadow from everyone she touched. When a job turns bad quickly altering my life forever I’m forced to feel. When nothing is making sense I’m forced to face truths I never would recover from. When life drowns you in its cruelty you don’t know which way the current will drag you or who you’ll become once you re-surface.
I was a daughter I was a student I was a victim Did I have his love? Did I make him feel? Did I have his empathy? When the actions of a soulless killer forces sorrow into my veins I never dreamed the man healing my wounds would be the one to leave the worst scar. His love would scar my soul. Scars are permanent; I will never feel the relief from them. Will I learn to live with them, remember why I have them and learn never to let him close enough to inflict more? Will I eventually cover them… like tattoos coating them with new memories, new love and new starts? I didn’t know these answers because the pain was too suffocating, the only thing I knew was they will always be under the surface lingering. He had scars too, from his sins. There is nothing that can cover them, they were too deep, too ugly, too dark and they marked us both forever.
Wow! Empathy seriously has mind f**ked the s**t out of me. I loved EVERYTHING about this book. Empathy was a twisted, sick, love story. Ker's writing makes you forget about the craziness that was going on, making you focus on the love behind everything.
I loved Melody's character. She was your normal college girl. She pretty much kept to herself, bothering no one. In one instant her world changes, leaves her empty and alone.
She walks in on one of the worst scenes ever. After that horrible day, everything is now changed. Melody is no longer that happy college student, who has everything. She is dead inside. It's a crazy feeling to be very much alive, yet dead at the same time; that was Melody.
Blake..... OH BLAKE.... OK... I really have a love/hate relationship towards Blake. He's such an asshole, yet once the story unfolds, you cant help but love him. Blake is a detective; the perfect cover up for who he really is. Come to find out he really isn't a bad person. He's done things that cant ever be changed, or forgiven, but he really isn't a bad person. Some people are so damaged, that they see no light, that was Blake, until Melody came into his life.
Ker really has a way with words. Not only did I not want the book to end, I felt like I myself was in the book. I felt the deep emotions of each character. I did not want to part with them at all. Empathy is easily going on my favorite books in 2014. If you like a dark book with a bunch of twists and turns one click this book. What I loved about Empathy was that even though it was very dark, light still shone through. I loved everything about this book. Do yourself a favor and read this 5 star book!!!
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