Having been somewhat disturbed by Eddie Slain’s previous novel, BLED, my dark side has been secretly looking forward to reading his second novel, CHEATED.
Compared to BLED, I would describe CHEATED as less horror and more erotic fiction. However, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security, as this still managed to achieve what this author seems to do best, which is to invite you in and not let you leave until all sense of normality has gone from your mind. I’m still laughing at how beautifully this novel started, with the first few lines describing birds and bees in an autumnal forest. Little did I know how far removed my mind would be from that version of the birds and the bees by the time I reached the last page.
In a nutshell, CHEATED is about a man’s downward spiral fed by his sexual obsessions. This story flows well and is hard to put down. If you enjoy erotic fiction with a dark side and don’t mind feeling like a voyeur then I think you would enjoy this book.
Eddie Slain’s warped imagination is fast becoming my guilty pleasure. I think Eddie and my favourite author, Clive Barker would get on well.
My husband goes running a few times a week, and comes home muddy after running in the dark, sometimes in the woods. I’m now wondering whether I should be worried!