Review + Excerpt: Figure Eight by Calia Read

Posted April 7, 2017 by Jennifer D in 5 Star Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review + Excerpt: Figure Eight by Calia ReadFigure Eight by Calia Read
on March 10th, 2017
Genres: Psychological Thrillers
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Dear Selah,

Do you remember me?
Of course you don’t. So I’m going to give you a refresher course.
I’ve known you for years and years. We used to have beautiful conversations. There was no one that knew you better than me. We were handmade for each other.
Lately, it’s become achingly obvious you’re miserable. You’ve moved back home to take care of your ailing mother. You’ve been looking for a new job, but that’s not going well. Admit it: it’s all too much.
Everyone around you sees your suffering, but they’re not willing to help you.
Everyone but Jackson.
He comes into your life at the perfect moment and offers you everything you could want: a shoulder to lean on, love, and most importantly, hope.
But there’s no one that can compare to me. You seem to forget that I’m your figure 8. Your infinity. You try to run, but I will always find you.

Yours Truly,
Figure 8

Review + Excerpt: Figure Eight by Calia Read

My Thoughts….

I’ve long stalked Calia Read since I first fell for her when she brought the Sloan brothers into my life so many years ago.  She was one of the first authors that I just fell in love with in the Indie World.  There was just something about her writing that I just connected with. Lately, she’s taken her writing to a whole other stratosphere! She can bring us light contemporary romance but these deep psychological thrillers are her sweet spot and I LOVE IT!  Figure Eight just BLEW ME AWAY!  I keep going back and forth with my theories and I could never decide which way I thought it was going to go. Ms. Read was able to keep be guessing until the very end. I also commend her for writing such a deep and emotional book.  Someone close to me suffered from depression and this is not an easy subject to tackle.  With that thought, it’s a story that must be shared.  Depression is a silent killer that makes someone feel like they are the only person in the world when there actually they are not.

I normally like to go into a book recap but with this book, I really feel you need to go in blind.  This book is just one that will leave you speechless.  In the end my heart literally hurt.  It broke for Selah. I was just left shattered. For me it was very emotional and it was hard for me to move on for a bit. I never expected things to play out as they did and this is just one of those books that you NEED TO READ!!  This was a huge 5 star for me and one I would HIGHLY recommend!!  Thank you Calia Read for baring your heart and soul to the readers and giving us such an amazing book!! NOW GO ONE CLICK!!!


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I have discovered that from a distance it is incredibly easy to read people. In the shadows, people don’t notice you. They let their guard down. Let you into their life without even knowing it. After a while their movements become predictable and you start to feel more intimate with them. You know when they’re irritable or sad. Happy or anxious. And while they keep desperately seeking a cure- all for their afflictions, you stand there in shadows, knowing what they need. My last gift was what you needed. But you barely noticed. You were too busy with your despair.

Ah, despair, despair, despair. Too many people get caught in that bitch’s web. And the sad truth is that they never find their way out. They never find their figure eight.

They never find me.

Yet the truth of the matter is that you didn’t find me. You got lucky and had the tables turned.

You may not see me yet. But you will.

Something as big as me takes time to acclimate to. Until then I’m going to give you another present. This one you’re going to take notice of. It is truly something.

I’m actually quite proud of myself with this one. It’s so good that I’m going to let you think that fate, kismet or whatever bull shit you call it, was responsible for it. Besides, I have a million more gifts just waiting for you, that I can take credit for.

Each one is bigger and better than the last.

You’ll see.


About Calia Read

Calia Read is the author of Unhinge, Unravel, Breaking the Wrong, Ruin You Completely, and Every Which Way. She lives in Texas with her husband and their five children.

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