The Need by S L Hannah

I did that thing again that means that this book caught me unawares- I didn’t read the blurb!

And in a way I am pleased I didn’t because had I read it, I don’t know that I would have opened the cover, the subject matter is not something that I usually read,

But having now I have finished, I have to say that I have had my eyes opened and this an author is one that I will look for in the future.

The story covers everything from love to hate and everything in between.

It was a complete roller-coaster… no scrap that it was much more of a ride than that, it was like taking on Thunder Mountain without the safety restraints.

The story had a strong undercurrent of mystery and intrigue and it really kept me guessing the whole way.

Angie and Heather are the main characters in the story and I have to say that I actually liked Angie, while on the other hand Heather had the hairs on the back of my neck standing to attention, she was little on the creepy side for me.

Angie’s relationship with her boyfriend has taken a turn for the worse, and she is at a loss as to what she should do and how she feels about it all.

Heather on the other hand knows exactly what she wants and at this present time that is Angie.

The story then begins to weave its way through all manner of craziness and I had to pay close attention in order to follow the flow.

Now, I sort of understood the fact that Angie allowed herself to be captivated by Heather and in doing so she almost became subjugated by her. But eventually we get to see that the tussle cut both ways, Angie has more input in the events that transpire than I had anticipated but then again she was experiencing things that she had never considered before, or perhaps she had but had repressed them.

Heathers world is not for the faint hearted, it is harsh and violent but Angie learns that it’s a sink or swim scenario and by taking things into her own hands she finally understands more about the woman she not only is but can be.

The story covers so much that picking out what to put in this review is not an easy task. But I have to say that the author illustrated enough of a history for each woman that it made understanding them slightly easier.

Angie was a product of her upbringing – or moreover the product of a selfish, abhorrent mother who gave not one ounce of love and affection to her child. Heather on the other hand, well let’s just say that having read her history I now fully understand why the woman is fifty shades of batshit crazy!

I think if I had to categorise the book I would say it was a dark erotic thriller but I would have to add that neither of the characters were easy to find completely appealing, both had aspects of their character that I found hard to take too.

Heather, well to be honest she was neither here nor there for me, she sort of levelled out – as evil as she could be, she had aspects that were less reprehensible and because of that I was left feeling just a little cold about her.

Angie on the other hand, I have everything crossed that she goes back to her boyfriend and gives Heather a wide berth from now.

But what I can is that is book and its characters surprised the heck out of me.