Scarlett by Elle Klass


Scarlett

By: Elle Klass
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 231
Series: Evan's Girls #1
Published on: November 12, 2017
Scarlett by Elle Klass

This series was spawned from the Ruthless Storm Trilogy.

I was Evan O’Conner’s first victim. Nov. 5, 1954, at 7:01 p.m. I entered the world, unwanted and uncherished. My mother was raped at 15 by Evan’s grandfather. Distraught and full of hate. A hate I now understand. She gave me up and I spent my tender years in foster care.

At age 17, I met my biological sister, Philmonia, born from the same father. Young and naïve I thought I’d finally found family. She was married to a wealthy man, Evan O’Conner Sr. They promised me a fairy tale life. I swooned and fell into their trap. My princess life was stopped short and became my prison.

They perpetrated unspeakable crimes against me. The worst was inseminating me with the sperm that gave life to a monster that grew inside me. I tried to abort the fetus but he clung to my uterus like a leech. The demonic seed grew and grew inside my womb for nine months. The monster’s fingers clawed against my insides. His feet kicked against my bladder and his soul ate at my heart, turning it black with hate. The little demon ball of cells clung inside me, refusing my wishes until he was ready. He was in control even then. My hate deepened each day for the devil inside me.

A child created by lust and scientific experimentation developed into a monster so cruel, so vile he’ll never be forgotten.

When my contractions started I pushed with everything I had to force him out of me. Finally I shed the little beast. My sister and her husband took the screaming, bald creature and held him with amazement while I shivered in relief. The little beast became the most renowned serial killer in history – The Hurricane Killer.

My name is Scarlett Jones and this is my story.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Also by this author: Infection (Zombie Girl 2), Infection (Zombie Girl Book 2), Retribution
 
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Scarlett by Elle Klass is the story of a young woman who is both gifted and cursed. Reading like a VC Andrews book without the incest, my heart went out to this girl and I deeply admired her courage after everything she has been through

 

 

This is a hard review to write because I’m trying hard to not give away the story. There are some very high points as well as incredibly low points. Scarlett is one of those characters you are dying to see succeed and have her happy ending, but every time you turn around there is something else going wrong for her. It’s like the universe has picked this poor girl to take a massive dump on. How she maintains hope through the story is beyond me.

 

 

Scarlett can see and interact with ghosts. Where those ghosts come from, I will let you read for yourself, but it’s not your typical ghost story. I like the uniqueness of the ghostly interaction and how the author consistently surprises the reader with their stories.

 

 

There are also some seriously disturbing scenes in this book, which wasn’t a surprise to me as I read Klass’s book, The Calm Before the Storm: Evan’s Sins a few months ago. Scarlett is Evan’s mother (not a spoiler) so now I know why he is who he is and it makes complete sense.

 

Overall this was a good book. It’s not your run of the mill ghost story and involved a serial killer. There are unexpected surprises along the way, mixed in with sad or disturbing elements as well. I recommend this book to anyone who likes the VC Andrews style of writing without being into the incest.

 

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About Elle Klass

Elle Klass is the author of mystery, suspense, and contemporary fiction. Her works include As Snow Falls, Eye of the Storm Eilida’s Tragedy, and the Baby Girl series. Her work Eye of the Storm Eilida’s Tragedy is a Reader’s Favorite Fiction-Paranormal Finalist in the 2015 Reader’s Favorite Awards. Baby Girl Box Set received Official Honors in Young Adult through New Apple Indie Ebook Awards. She is a night-owl where her imagination feeds off shadows, and creaks in the attic.

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18 Responses to Scarlett by Elle Klass

  1. bn100 says:

    looks interesting

  2. Calvin says:

    Very nice book, grats.

  3. Ana says:

    Sounds so great !

  4. The book sounds interesting! I hope you have great success with it.

  5. cwlove says:

    Sounds like something that definitely keep me reading!

  6. Congrats! Looks like a nice read

  7. Sarah DeLong says:

    Great review!

  8. Allen Gibson says:

    “This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.” Every good book should start this way.

  9. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including Scarlett. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.

  10. Irma says:

    Looks and sounds amazing! Thank you.

  11. Jillian Too says:

    It sounds intense.

  12. zeko says:

    Looks and sounds amazing

  13. Sounds amazing. I can’t wait to read it.

  14. Jenny Ham says:

    Looks great nice work

  15. Jessica M Miller says:

    Sweet! Loving this!

  16. Amanda Lindsay Shearouse says:

    Looks great!

  17. stacey says:

    sounds like a great series

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