REVIEWED by Caroline
TITLE: Taboo (Book 1)
AUTHOR: Kol Anderson
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 41 Pages
RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2017
Jake Ross never had it easy. He’s learned to accept he won’t have the life his friends have. With an abusive alcoholic for a father and a younger brother far too good for this world, all Jake focuses on is keeping his kid brother safe.
But when their father goes one step too far and introduces Weldon to their lives, it sets off a series of events that will change all their lives.
Graphic depictions of rape, incest, violence.
Dub con, non con, abuse, childhood trauma, self-harm.
Dark themes throughout.
Author Note: HEED. THE. WARNING.
This is a messed up book.
Taboo is what I now class as a typical offering from Kol Anderson. His writing is unapologetically dark and usually depraved so if this isn’t your thing then you should just pass on by. For those of you who like a dark story I think Taboo may be just up your street.
At just 41 pages this first instalment is short and anything but sweet. It’s a good introduction to the main characters and sets things up for what is sure to be a pretty traumatic ride. This is parenting done badly and Jake is the one that suffers most at the hands of his drunk and abusive father but Jake is determined to do anything he can to save his brother from the same fate. I think it’s going to take a few more instalments before we understand who everyone is and where their agenda lies but this book raises more questions than it answers.
This first book in the Taboo series is frustratingly short and teases the reader with what is to come. If dark stories are your preference then I would highly recommend Taboo and look forward to joining you on what is sure to be a bumpy ride!