Even when the lights are out, he can still see you…
Paul Holten’s profession doesn’t leave much room for doubt or con-science, but he’s reaching his breaking point. The nightmares are getting worse, the jobs are getting harder to finish, and the volatile relationship with his boss Aaron is falling apart. Now faced with the possibility of an impending death sentence, Paul makes the fatal decision to run. Drawn into one hellish situation after another, he’s forced to confront his dark past—and wonders if perhaps dying isn’t the better option.
Lights Out is an incredible, thrilling and a disturbing thriller/crime novel that will take its readers on a haunting journey. The story throughout this book is an incredibly sinister one, and although it may be gritty, it is still entertaining and will thrill readers for many readers on end. If you are a reader who loves unique stories that feature mysterious characters and poignant themes then Lights Out is the read for you.
Lights Out follows the protagonist of the story Paul, a man who seems to be ordinary thanks to his humble lifestyle with a girlfriend and a lovely home, however not is all that it appears as Paul is hiding a sinister secret. The secret is that Paul is a professional hitman and has been for some time. Paul used to be able to cope with the murder and crime but now it is eating him inside, and he is falling apart. Paul had a horrendous childhood, he was a child prostitute, but he was ‘saved’ by somebody called Aaron who took him under his wing and taught him the lifestyle in which he currently lives. Matters are soon made worse for Paul when Aaron gifts him his own child prostitute, I know, talk about disturbing but when Paul is gifted Ethan he soon realizes that this is not what he wants and he needs to protect Ethan. What follows is an action-packed adventure that sees Paul and Ethan trying to escape, and the result is a remarkable tale that is memorable as well as entertaining.
The story of Lights Out is a dark and suspenseful one which has tension laced throughout the book which intensifies from beginning to end. As I read Lights Out I was genuinely shocked thanks to the shocking nature and poignant themes explored. It is very rare that a topic such as child abuse and prostitution is explored in literature and I believe this is because many authors are fearful of exploring the topic. When an author does explore the topic throughout their work they have to do so in a sensitive way and that is why I am impressed with the author, Melissa Groeling for both exploring the topic as well as writing about it sensitively and honestly.
Melissa Groeling is not only an incredible author for exploring poignant themes and lacing it throughout her book to challenge peoples thoughts, but she is also excellent for weaving an entertaining book around the topic as well as introducing many other themes and weaving them together flawlessly. The story throughout this book is one that is psychological, and it will torment and thrill its readers which is a hard combination to strike! I should add that I use the word torment because Groeling teases the reader from beginning to end with her shock twists and turns and at times it can feel overwhelming and like she is tormenting you, but this is in no way a bad fact. It is actually very entertaining as the reader is kept guessing from beginning to end and it makes for stellar reading.
As Lights Out is a brilliant, haunting and thrilling book that will leave a lasting impression on its readers, I have no choice but to award this incredible book a dazzling five stars! So please, if you are looking to read an addictive book that will take you on an unforgettable journey, then this book is for you!
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