Review of: Splintered by Tal Bauer

TITLE: Splintered
AUTHOR: Tal Bauer
SERIES: Criminal Delights-Obsession
PUBLISHER: Self
GENRE:Horror/Thriller
RELEASE DATE: May 6, 2019

BLURB:

Everything in Ben’s life was perfect. He had it all. The good career. The perfect partner, Evan. The happy home. They were even talking about turning the extra bedroom into a nursery.
But things start to splinter.
Evan begins missing time, not knowing where he was or how he got there. Terrors in the night rip them both from sleep, and Evan’s suddenly violent outbursts cost him his job and his reputation.
And voices in his head turn from whispers to screams, commanding him to act.
To turn on Ben.
How far will Ben go to save his partner’s life? How far is too far?
Should he have just… run away?
This book is part of the CRIMINAL DELIGHTS series. Each novel can be read as a standalone and contains a dark M/M romance.
Warning: These books are for adult readers who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurred.
High heat, twisted, and tantalizing, these are not for the fainthearted!


This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I must say, I’m really impressed with his writing. His skills brought me right into the scenes, and that was kinda scary. This book is not one I would normally read, but I’m glad I did. I will definitely be reading this author in the future.

First, we meet Ben, who loves his home he grew up in and is restoring it for his future family. He has found the love of his life, and he’s been planning everything for their future. His childhood home done the way they want, the kids they plan to raise and of course, to grow old with his love. Then, out of the blue, his man goes to New York for an interview that could ruin them. Ben does not want him to take this job but feels guilty for wanting to hold him back.

Then comes Evan, who has just come back from his interview but does not get home until four hours after his plane landed. Then gets fired from his current job for all these emails that were sent to his boss but he did not write. He gets into a scuffle with security and Ben has to pick him up from that job. Evan does not understand what’s going on, but he hears sounds and voices, loses time and is slipping away from Ben.

This is a tragic story that pushes a truly loving relationship to unexpected trial and tribulations. Can Ben help Evan through this very difficult period in their lives? Can Evan trust Ben to always be there for him? Can true love conquer evil? You will get sucked into this book and feel you are there witnessing everything these two men go through. My body hurt just reading some of these scenes. Be prepared for the unexpected.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

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