Book & Author Details:
Punished by Krys Fenner
(Dark Road Series, #2)
Publication date: Late June, 2015
Genres: Psychological Thriller, Young Adult
Hope springs eternal for everyone except Bella Kynaston. She survived the rape, but making it through the trial is another deal all together. As lies come forward, more questions arise leaving Bella to suffer more punishment than she believed she deserved. Sometimes ending it all seems like the only answer. Will she find the peace she so desperately seeks if the pain permanently ended?
Jeremiah believed he’d done the right thing, even if the timing hadn’t been ideal. The only way to protect Bella was if he stayed out of her life. Or so he thought. When Bella starts dating David, Jeremiah thinks David could save her. As it turns out, things progressively get worse. Could Jeremiah be the solution? If so, can he get to her in time? Or will he suffer the worst punishment of his life and lose her forever?
Let me preface this review with a public service type announcement. This is not a stand alone book. You will be horribly confused about what is happening if you don’t read Destroyed.
And so to the book itself. This is not an easy story to read. Bella,who was naive to the point of distraction, is now a very very different person. Broken. And Jeremiah is too full of noble intentions for his own good. The dance that this pair do around each other is handled in such a way that as a reader, I simply wanted to knock their heads together.
And then there is the veneer of unease which lies over the whole thing like a blanket. Nothing quite settled, nothing quite safe.
A somewhat dark, edgy read. I’m looking forward to reading the next installment.
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At the age of 16, Krys Fenner fell in love with Psychology and Creative Writing. At that time she wrote her first short story dealing with sexual abuse and forgiveness. Psychological issues in her family filled her with the desire to help others using her own experiences. So in 2004, she earned an Associate of Arts in Psychology. And while her sister is the one with dreams of becoming a Psychologist, Krys Fenner returned to Creative Writing. She is currently working on a Bachelor of Arts and plans to continue on to a Masters degree, where she can major in her first love (Creative Writing) and minor in her second (Psychology).
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