Reviewed by Jacqui
The Goodbye Girl (Red Market #2)
ARC received for an honest review
Reviewers note: Read the The Goodbye Man and the disclaimer first before you dive into this book. If you are up for the absolutely brilliant writing duo of Mary Palmerin and A. Giannoccaro twisted minds, you are in for one hell of a read.
With Mateo now in control of the Red Market in Mexico and Lettie missing, his world and mind are now crumbling around him. The darkness of love in Mateo consumes him and spirals him out of control. But when the real brain behind Red Market shows up to take back control and ruin the lives of everyone, Mateo and Lettie are pushed deeper into the shadows that challenges even the strongest to survive. And the strongest do. But, beware of what you wish for.
Once again, I’m pulled into a book that contains subject matter so taboo it would make most people throw the likes of the book in a woodpile and burn. The depravity of the characters is unimaginable but brought to life by the these amazing authors. As much as you want to not read it and enjoy it, you do because the raw and intense emotions of the characters is incredible and you feel it down in your soul. Was it hard to read the story? Sometimes. But when you get inside a character’s head as these two let you, it becomes more about the character’s and less about judging what they are doing. Call me twisted for loving both these stories. I’m okay with that. But don’t discount the intelligence of these writers and their unique ability to write this story. I for one hope for more from the duo. Until then, I will continue to read them individually and love every minute of it. Cheers to you both!!
The Red Market is where every pound of flesh has a price tag tacked onto it. It is a place where money can buy you everything, even a heart.
Caesar has fallen and a new boss, Mateo, has risen; but he has lost his Lettie Doll and he doesn’t know where to find her. She stole his soul and now he must find someone to replace her. Just like her love, his new power is an illusion. The real force behind the Red Market is about to show her cards and no one wants to play her game.
Mateo and Lettie will both have to fight to find their love, but sometimes it is only found in death. You cannot go through life unnoticed by demise when you play with it every day. Sooner or later, it catches up with you and you lose.
**Graphic content warning. Taboo, violent themes prevalent throughout. Reader discretion is highly advised.***
The Goodbye Man (Red Market, #1)
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Dysfunctional empires were made to fall.
I am Caesar. Broken and conflicted. I am a man who gives false goodness to those who crave it. I provide solace to the ones who beg to be saved, giving them the goodbyes they want. But, my quiet little world is about to be shattered by the whispers from heaven and hell.
I am Mateo. Unlovable and unworthy. I am the boy everyone runs from. I keep love close to me in little jars of perfection, reminding me of a thousand goodbyes I never had to say, because I left them before they could leave me.
I am Svetlana. Dirty and Used. Birthed into brutality while still trying to comprehend my version of normal. I am an injured lamb, eaten by filthy wolves day after day. Just as salvation seems like it’s within reach, a goodbye from this awful world is all that I wish for.
About the Authors
Author of the Colour series, a dark romance.
“Our skin is clothing enough to cover what we hide inside.”
Mary E. Palmerin
International bestselling author of the Monster series. Writer of dark, taboo tales. Lover of tattoos, art, and a hopeless book junkie.