The Forsaken

The Forsaken DON T LET IT IN The first victim has no natural wounds No prints left behind No evidence at all But the life has been gruesomely drained from the corpse and a broken cross is now imprinted inside the

  • Title: The Forsaken
  • Author: Estevan Vega
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • DON T LET IT IN The first victim has no natural wounds No prints left behind No evidence at all But the life has been gruesomely drained from the corpse, and a broken cross is now imprinted inside the skin Left for dead a year ago by his former partner, reckless and medicated Detective Jude Foster now endures mindless therapy sessions in order to be given another chanDON T LET IT IN The first victim has no natural wounds No prints left behind No evidence at all But the life has been gruesomely drained from the corpse, and a broken cross is now imprinted inside the skin Left for dead a year ago by his former partner, reckless and medicated Detective Jude Foster now endures mindless therapy sessions in order to be given another chance at his life When the chief of police discovers the first victim strangely killed in this sadistic fashion, Jude enters a dark world all too familiar He s seen this method of murder before, but he never caught the killer Could this be a copycat, or is it the one that got away Forced to take on a new partner for the case, Jude must come to terms with the fractured memories of his past, attempt to keep his younger brother safe, and chase down a ghost killer who is collecting human souls for an unfathomable endgame But time is against him How many victims will there be before the killer is satisfied And will Jude Foster be able to survive this new hell or in the chaos, will he risk becoming something else entirely

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    1. Time Taken To Read - 2 daysBlurb From DON'T LET IT IN.The first victim has no natural wounds. No prints left behind. No lacerations. But the life has been gruesomely drained from the corpse, and a broken cross is now imprinted inside the skin.Left for dead a year ago by his former partner, reckless and medicated Detective Jude Foster now endures mindless therapy sessions in order to be given another chance at his life.When the chief of police discovers the first victim strangely killed in this s [...]

    2. Duncan McGonall’s Review of Estvan Vega’s The ForsakenAt first blush, this work resembles much of that early work the esteemed Stephen King produced, gritty, fractured and extremely human. Vega seems to rely upon religious icons, setting them up like so many chipped and faded figurines inherited from the less than favorite aunt and kept solely out of guilt. A complete collection, it seems. He assigns relevant, attendant archetypes their meanings, and embarks upon a process of paring them dow [...]

    3. God, it's so hard to keep reviews for a mystery book spoiler-free. I love a good mystery/thriller, especially murder mysteries. They're the ones that keep me up at night, scared out of my wits and yet I'm addicted to that adrenaline rush I get while reading them. As a Criminal Minds and The Mentalist addict, it's not surprising that I find serial killer story-lines the most interesting. This one didn't disappoint! The Forsaken begins with Detective Jude Foster in a mandatory therapy session. He' [...]

    4. *** Possible Spoiler Alert *** This book is not my usual chosen Genre but I was intrigued by the description. This book is a very entertaining thriller with a dark twist. There were parts in this book I genuinely found creepy. The characters were well written and there was a fantastic twist towards the end of the book which I had not guessed. The descriptions of the corpse's found at the crime scene were very graphic, but I believe this was consistent with the dark nature of the book so it worke [...]

    5. Review 7*******I was given this book by the author for an honest review.This is a psychological thriller that captured my attention, and kept it hooked from the first page! I LOVED IT!Detective Jude Foster is a charismatic character. He is an unconventional detective, but he usually gets his man. Trying to recover from being left for dead by his ex-partner, he is tormented by the one that got away, Victor.Victor is a sadistic killer, who leaves no finger prints or any kind of forensic evidence. [...]

    6. THE SACRED SIN, by Estevan Vega, is a supernatural and psychological thriller about a detective returning to the job after his partner almost killed him. At only eighteen, Vega showcases his extraordinary writing talent in his sophomore book.This book was a different story for me. I enjoyed the suspense and mystery. Although I did know Estevan was only eighteen when this was published, the writing confirmed that his skill is way beyond his years. The writing was tight and concise, getting right [...]

    7. This is a really great book, Jude is the sneering police detective who is recovering from what should have been an assault that killed him, and the fact that it was done to him by his supposed to be partner has left his world in a realm of self loathing and drug addiction from pain medications.The Forsaken is a very good name for this book, as Jude seems to be the forsaken son.When he heads up a case and is assigned a new partner things seem to get weird from there, his brother is kidnapped by a [...]

    8. Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadTooMeet Jude Foster. He is a disillusioned LA homicide detective. A year ago, his previous partner nearly killed him in an old church. Now, saddled with a new interim partner, Rachel, Jude is investigating more bizarre homicides. The victims are untouched, except for a bizarre cross mark on their bodies that seem to have come from the inside rather than with any outside injuries. Jude is struggling with inner demons over the betrayal of his previous partner, Morga [...]

    9. I have no clue where to start with this review, so I’ll jump right in and start by saying that this book really wasn’t what I thought it would be. I knew from a friend who recommended it to me, that it is a really dark read, but it was a lot darker than I anticipated - so much so that it bordered on becoming a depressing, emotionally draining read.I’m giving it a four star rating however for the mere fact that it is an exceptionally well-written dark and disturbing read. At times it grippe [...]

    10. Jude Foster, a detective, has just been assigned a new case and a new partner. Jude doesn't play nicely with others. His previous partner, Morgan Cross, tried to kill him, so you can see why he has trouble trusting. Jude's not sure which situation is worse, being partnered with Rachel or the fact that a killer is on the loose who kills his victims without touching them. How do you track down pure evil that doesn't leave behind any clues? It seems that when each dead body turns up, they are faced [...]

    11. I was given this book in return for an honest review. Detective Jude Foster is a trainwreck, left for dead by his partner while hunting a serial killer, he has severe issues and is emotionally unstable. He uselessly sees a therapist when the only real help he gets comes from Friend and priest Father Eliam, who seems to be able to get Jude through the worst of times. When a new killer shows up and leaves a body that has been drained with no marks on it other than a broken cross imprinted on the s [...]

    12. Wow, to say I was blown away by this book and this author is like saying I tolerate reading. The plot is fast and action packed. The dialogue at times funny and ironic but mostly real and sinister. The story flows with effortless ease and leaves the reader turning page after page. No sparkly vamps, no epic love stories not even a traditionally happy ending. A love story though, yes, an ending, yes. Supernatural, oh my yes, but the evil kind, the mass murder kind. The kind you should not let in!I [...]

    13. I enjoy books that are supernatural in nature, a good police procedural and intense thrillers. I'm happy to say that The Forsaken had elements of all three, which made this book hard to put down. Jude Foster has his own monsters to slay - especially after being left for dead by his previous partner. Now, he has a new partner, but the monster's wont stay gone. A killer is on the loose, leaving drained bodies and a signature of a broken cross. The same killer that got away before or a copy cat? Ju [...]

    14. I received this book from the author to give an honest review.Where do I even start with this book? It has everything that I truly enjoy reading in a book. Suspense, horror, murder, mystery, the paranormal and to top it off it was a detective type story.The characters and the plot was written great! Towards the end Estevan wrote in great detail what was happening to Jude it was GREAT! Jude Foster has demons that he is dealing with his self. When bodies start turning up it looks like his old part [...]

    15. This book is about a Detective Jude Foster, who is the main person in this bookThe book is about a person that kills people and has a dark twisted feel to it,Jude was badly hurt a year before by his partner Morgan Cross that left him for dead,Bodies are turning up dead round the area is it a copy cat killing or the same person backJude has a friend in the church St Jude's Father Eliam who he see when thing get rough, Jude has a brother Kevin that takes drugs, and he get a new partner to work wit [...]

    16. Dreadful. Could not finish. Got about 40% through it. I appreciate that when reading a book that contains demons, vampires, spirits or whatever, one has to suspend disbelief. But things that are ordinary events should follow the well known path. Cleary the author never watched an episode of CSI or Law & Order. Every character in the book is an isolated, loner with some troubled past. There ends any character development through character interaction.

    17. I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. Estevan Vega is definately talented and I hope with his next book he finds a better editor. I keep looking into those self-publishing places. I think if he had been picked up by one of the big publishing houses and had a great editor, this story would have gone fron okay to amazing.

    18. I found this book very difficult to get through. I will read just about anything but the dark arts in this book were a little much for my liking. It also didn't move as fast as I thought it would. I would read a few chapters and get bored then pick it up weeks later did not capture my attention at all. The writing was great and the storyline was not bad, overall just not my favorite book

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