Goodreads: Dark City
Author: Sarah Kay Moll
Published: 23rd July 2018 (NineStar Press)
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Jude has a tender heart. Yet he was born into a criminal empire and groomed from childhood to step into his father’s violent footsteps. To survive, he created a second personality. Ras is everything Jude isn’t—cruel, remorseless, and utterly without fear, as incapable of love as Jude is of malice.
But when Ras meets a ruthless socialite, he begins to feel a strange stirring of emotion, a brush of Jude’s passion against his own dark heart. Meanwhile, Jude finds himself with a knife in his hand, the evil in Ras’s soul bleeding into his own.
As the walls between them crumble, they could lose everything—their lovers, their family, and their hold on the dark city itself.
Coming together could break them…or make them whole.
Category: Literary/Genre Fiction
Orientation: Bisexual, Gay
Warning: Depictions of drug use, murder, torture, cutting, and gore” – Goodreads
Review: It was really different reading a book with the main character having a split personality disorder. It took a little to get used too. At the start it was a little confusing because you 100% didn’t really know what was going on, then the lightbulb hits and you are left going :o. I was really surprised his family hadn’t noticed. His brother knew something wasn’t right but he just couldn’t put his finger on it.
You couldn’t even say it had a love triangle. Because it really was two different people, who loved two other people. I felt that side of the story was done really well. You don’t meet one character in this story who isn’t broken or isn’t messed up in some kind of way. In a sense, Jude/Ras felt the like one of the more ‘normal’ people in the story. They knew they were broken but it didn’t matter. They knew who they were. They knew their purpose.
The crime side did feel a little lacking, the main story focus was on Jude/Ras relationships, plus their relationship with their family.
(Disclaimer: I received a copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)