“And maybe that’s why the last book had such awful reviews. Murder is, after all, a dirty little thing.”
A few days ago I started reading a book which made me curious and intrigued me only by its title: Wicked Little Words – Stevie J. Cole & B.T. Urruela. It is a horror, or more like a thriller from my opinion, with a little mystery and suspense. Why was I curious about? To find out what are those wicked little words. I think it’s in our nature to be curious about something which must remain hidden. Or maybe is just me. Eh, who knows…
Back to the book, I might say I am pretty impressed. The first chapter made me read every line with such a thirst in my heart, and I’ve almost felt the crave to be next to the character, and listen to him while he was speaking. Furious, powerful, clear. I’ve read 3 times the same paragraph just because I liked it – and that is a huge thing for me. It’s about a writer, a famous one, which has as muse the women tortured and killed by him. Now, normally, when I am reading this from the first chapter is like I can figure it out already how the book will end. In this case, I was almost right about the end of it. But until then, we find out he is a serial killer, he has a strange way of motivating his mind to write, and he is kind of pressured to accept a partner in writing, for his next book. His partner is a young woman, captivated by all of his books, a ghost writer as other might say, and the coincidence was made in such a way that her name has a special meaning for him. She has the same name as the woman who was kidnapped and kept captive by Frederick Clegg, in the book named “The Collector” by John Fowles. As he had an obsession with this book, he confesses it was also the inspiration and trigger for his future murders. What happens between them… well, that you will have to find out by yourself ;).
What I admired in this book is that free language and uncensored words were chosen very well. Yes, the book has sex, murders, bad language, but most of the books like that go out of line and lose their charm. Here is a different story. The book is written from 3 sides, from his, from her point of view, but also from a detective who gets attached to her. You just need to be a little bit careful when you are starting a new chapter so you will understand from which part you are seeing the things related. Whenever I was reading from his point of view (the murderer), I must say I liked it, don’t know why. But when it came to her point of view, then the things were a bit different. Didn’t felt the same connection with the book anymore. Also, when the action was detailed. Hmm, wasn’t so absorbing.
But overall the book itself is pretty good and it was nice reading it. It hasn’t left me with a “wow” expression on my face, but it wasn’t bad either. I do recommend it for those who can handle some nasty words and a thrilling book. It is touching somehow.