When Evil Calls Your Name
by John Nicholl
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Dr. David Galbraith - Book 2
Publication Date: December 31, 2015
Publisher: John Nicholl
Genre: Dark Suspense
Print Length: 272 pages
When twenty-nine-year-old Cynthia Galbraith struggles to come to terms with her traumatic past and the realities of prison life, a prison counsellor persuades her to write a personal journal exploring the events that led to a life sentence for murder.
Although unconvinced at first, Cynthia finally decides she has all the time in the world and very little, if anything, to lose. She begins writing and holds back nothing: sharing the thoughts she hadn't dare vocalise, the things that keep her awake at night and haunt her waking hours.
Even the darkest secrets can't stay hidden forever…
When Evil Calls Your Name by John Nicholl
(Dr. David Galbraith#2)
(Dr. David Galbraith#2)
Cynthia Galbraith knows exactly what it sounds like when evil called her name. It was the sound of fear, pain and degradation and it came from the man who should be her rock, her husband. John Nicholl is back with the sequel to White is the Coldest Colour and follows up in the aftermath of the chaos and finally the death of Dr. David Galbraith, a psychotic Jekyll and Hyde, a predator, a monster.
Cynthia ended the nightmares for everyone that night and has paid dearly to save her herself and her children. Now serving a life sentence for a murder that few would deny was a heroic deed, she is haunted by the aftermath of her life with a madman. She now keeps a journal or diary where she puts down her fears, her feelings and the accounting of that fateful night that Hell was found a in bright, white room hidden in the bowels of her own home.
She writes from the depths of her soul, her fear and her heart in an effort to stop the nightmares when the lights go out and still the haunted days she must pass. What Cynthia finds is her own redemption, the good that came out of her life and the countless children she saved from her demented husband and his cronies. Too bad the authorities never believed all she said about the good doctor, but when a remodeling job in her old home is undertaken, the horrors re-surface like the demons from hell. What will be left of Cynthia to salvage when the news finally hits her cell?
John Nicholl has proven he is an artist with pen, paper and his words. Told through the female lead character’s notes to herself, we see a woman who was crushed by evil and who finally took a stand to save the world, at any cost. Watch as Cynthia regains her on will, her newfound strength and becomes a person far beyond anything she would ever have imagined.
Mr. Nicholl’s words are powerfully chosen, even when detailing a scene. Feel yourself in the confines of a prison cell, without privacy or solitude. Enter the mind and soul of Cynthia as she comes out of her drug and fear induced haze and recognizes that David cannot hurt her or her own children, as well as the children of others, anymore. Find the inner strength of one woman and ask yourself if you could be as brave as she was giving up her freedom for innocent young strangers and their families. Thought-provoking, dark, and completely magnetic reading from start to finish.
I received this copy from John Nicholl in exchange for my honest review.