The Goodbye Man by A. Giannoccaro and Mary E. Palmerin
This book has been sitting on my kindle for a bit now. I was in the mood for a disturbing story, so I dove in head first a few nights ago. WOW. I was NOT disappointed. The Goodbye Man was one of the most twisted stories I have read in a while. The warnings are extremely true so do not take them lightly. It switches between several different POV's and you will find yourself having a love hate relationship between Ceasar and Mateo. You will question your sanity. Just know it will be okay. My heart broke for Svetlana and trust me when I say the authors have you sucked into her heart breaking story from the beginning. Beyond a normal taboo read and I caution you, this story is as dark as they come!
Second book in the Red Market Series:
Other Stories by A. Giannoccaro:
Other Stories by Mary E. Palmerin:
Dysfunctional empires were made to fall.
I am Caesar. Broken and conflicted. I am a man who gives false goodness to those who crave it. I provide solace to the ones who beg to be saved, giving them the goodbyes they want. But, my quiet little world is about to be shattered by the whispers from heaven and hell.
I am Mateo. Unlovable and unworthy. I am the boy everyone runs from. I keep love close to me in little jars of perfection, reminding me of a thousand goodbyes I never had to say, because I left them before they could leave me.
I am Svetlana. Dirty and used. Birthed into brutality while still trying to comprehend my version of normal. I am an injured lamb, eaten by filthy wolves day after day. Just as salvation seems like it's within reach, a goodbye from this awful world is all that I wish for.
**Graphic content warning including detailed depiction of brutal, bloody acts. Physical and emotional abuse is also apparent throughout this book with graphic sex scenes, both consensual and non-sensual. Reader discretion is highly advised. Not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen or those who are easily offended by the above mentioned acts.**