Saturday, December 29, 2012
The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture (The Flesh Cartel #1), by Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau
Barnes & Noble
In this first installment of the exciting new psychosexual thriller, The Flesh Cartel, orphaned brothers Mat and Dougie Carmichael are stolen in the night from their own home. Taken to a horrifying processing facility, they are assessed, microchipped, and subjected to unspeakable brutality—all in preparation for sale to the highest bidder.
In a world where every person has a price, the beautiful and subduable PhD student Dougie is highly prized. His brother, a rough-edged MMA fighter, is less desirable—and potentially too dangerous—but he still has his own appeal.
Abused and locked up under round the clock surveillance, with no idea where they are or even why they’ve been taken, escape seems impossible, which leaves staying together their only hope. And after being separated once by the foster system, they'll do anything to keep it from happening again. Anything at all.
(Publisher's note: This title contains material some may find objectionable or trigger-inducing, including explicit violence, non-consent, and forced incest.)
I shouldn't like this book. AT ALL. It's horrifying and the two protagonists -- brothers Matt and Dougie -- are degraded and humiliated over and over. The subject matter is so hard to read, but I just couldn't put it down.
The writing is excellent: I really connected to the characters and felt their pain.
This serial novel is NOT for the faint of heart. It includes themes of kidnapping, human trafficking, rape, forced incest, and brutal BDSM.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.