DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Publish Date: July 7th, 2015
Lake Union Publishing
Set in modern day Los Angeles, Olivay tells the story of a recently widowed architect by the same name. Her husband was involved in a motorcycle accident and due to his prominent position at the L.A. Times, her life has been nothing but the center of media attention. After things begin to settle down, she finds herself going back out to the local coffee shop where she is greeted by Henry. There's just something about Henry that makes her drawn to him and this attraction leads to him spending the night. But what begins as a love story quickly turns dark as the city of LA is rocked with a disaster that shakes everyone to their core. Trapped in Olivay's apartment with no electricity, internet, or running water, Olivay and Henry get to know each other quite well and it's not too long before Henry's secrets get revealed. Who is Henry really? Why won't he talk about his past? And how is he related to the mysterious, never solved, death of Olivay's husband?
This is an intense novel with twists and turns everywhere. As the reader progresses, he/she gets the sense that Reed is holding something back and it's not until the explosive conclusion that you are fully aware of what is going on. This book is a fast, fun, dark, emotional novel that needs to be read. Few books affect me for days but I know this one will. As I was reading the last few chapters, things began to slowly become clear and all I could do was sit there speechless.
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