Hi, Today I am thrilled to share my BLOG TOUR\ BOOK REVIEW for
By I.V. Olokita.
Thank you to both the Author and Blog Tour organiser Emma at Damppebbles For allowing me, to be a part of the tour and for the advanced reader’s copy.
I received this book for free from the Damppebbles in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wicked Girl by I.V. Olokita
on May 4, 2019
Published by Independently Published Genres: Fiction, Crime, Thrillers, Psychological
"Even if a dog goes mad, it will always be a dog."
So said a small white sign hung on a wall in Birmingham Mental Institution Ward number 3. It had a black frame, written in a hand they were all well acquainted with. The letters had faded over time. In the end, among all the calligraphy in the frame, one could detect a blurred signature. It was mine.
John Wilcox is a young idler who loathes people except for young women. His destiny brought him near Birmingham Mental Institution during an earthquake. At that time Wilcox saves Elsie, an eccentric, half-deranged teenager. John pulls out every manipulation at his disposal to convince her that he is the right person to help her recover. Grey, Alessi's father, goes on a quest for his lost daughter. She, too, like her mother, was trying to escape him. And so, began the tragic story between prey, and it's supposed predator.
Wicked Girl is a psychological crime fiction spiced with erotic touch, where a sequence of accidents generates cold-blooded, and blood-curdling actions. It is a fascinating combination of romance, tension, and humor, unpredictable to the very end. Presented in a clear, straightforward way, yet its plot is packed with wit, action, and surprises grabbing the reader's attention all the way to the last word.
This book isn’t for the faint-hearted at all. It is somewhat confusing, leaving you with many unanswered questions about good vs evil, making you question your own views on good vs evil, mental illness etc. It shows mental illness in a very different bazaar set of circumstances. IV manages to trick and trap you while leaving you breathless, godsmacked and chilled right down to your bones.
At times this book is execrable, harrowing, wicked and thrilling. Packed full of abhorrent twists and turns with plenty of action.
If I am being honest, the blurb above pretty much describes the book perfectly and eloquently.
John Wilcox is not a character that you will like, failed psychology university student, living with his parents and has an unhealthy disgusting like for younger girls. BUT this is in line with the storyline and makes this book the more dark and intriguing.
Elsie, a young teenager, bright green eyes. She is a superb complicated character who leaves you questioning all throughout. You are feeling sympathetic and not so sympathetic towards her.
I.v has a very unique writing style, showing the reader instead of telling. He pulls absolutely no punches in his writing and pulls you straight in. It is clear, easy and uncomplexed straight forward writing.
It is a very quick read, Incredibly well fast-paced. One moment you have started and the next your turning the last page.
This cover really sets the creepiest, horrifying imagery for this short novel.
If you want an incredibly quick Psychological Thriller this summer then WICKED GIRL is for you. IV manages to trick and trap you while leaving you breathless, and gobsmacked. An execrable, harrowing, wicked and thrilling book packed full of abhorrent twists and turns with plenty of action.
I.V. Olokita has been providing medical care most of his life, specializing in management of medical aid to disaster areas all over the world. He also has a BA degree in logistics, and an MA degree in emergency and disaster situations management. He volunteers to rescue missions in disaster areas all over the world. I. V. Olokita is a happily married father of two adolescents and a foster father of five cats and two dogs.
Olokita’s first book (in Hebrew), Ten Simple Rules, was published in 2014. It won an Israeli literary prize, and immediately made an online bestseller. The following year, another book by Olokita, The Executioner From The Silent Valley, made a local bestseller in Israel. In May 2016, his third novel, Wicked Girl, was published, to great success, and is now presented in English. Olokita’s books are characterized by direct writing, twists and turns, requiring the reader to delve into and maintain vigilance from the beginning of the book to its surprising end.
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